Married and openly out since they arrived on the LGBT music scene, Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender of Vancouver’s Sugarbeach take a look at the life experiences that lead them to love at first sight in their latest single Led Me To You.
Winners of song of the year for both 2010 and 2011 on the OutVoice Top 40 Charts and three Pride in the Arts Awards from the Stonewall Society, Sugarbeach are once again singing their own brand of positive activism with their new single.
“Telling LGBT stories of love has been a focus of our music since the beginning.” explained Walchuk. “We feel that although many aspects of our community are represented in the media, not nearly enough give us a glimpse of solid, loving relationships.”
Using their own life and relationship as the inspiration for the new single, Callender says she is grateful for all the experiences that she had to have before she was ready to be in what she terms “this wonderful relationship”.
“It always amazes me how many things had to line up to make sure that we met and fell in love,” she said. “It was no easy feat considering I lived in Australia and Marlee lived in Canada … and I was straight!”
Produced by Sugarbeach and Jim Walchuk, the duo says the song is a more personal follow-up to their gay anthems, Living Out Proud and their 2011 North American Outgames theme song Come On Out.
“We hope that people take away the message from Led Me to You that our life experiences and choices have led us to where we are supposed to be and who we are supposed to be and there is no room in that for regret.”