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'Love In Disguise': A Personal Journey Through Music

One spark can set an entire field on fire. A single idea – tiny, initially insubstantial – can expand, transform, and end up becoming something much bigger than we could ever imagine. This is how creativity operates; this is how songs are born. And that was how my song, “Love in Disguise“, came to mind.

It's easy to assume that music is just a mix of notes and words. However, this view omits the rich and complex mix of human experiences that serve as the backdrop to every melody, every verse. As a gay man – and not just because – my experiences are imprinted on every note I play, every word I sing. They are my connection to the world, an invitation to understand a perspective that may not be universal but is still fundamentally human. “Love in Disguise” is a portrait of all of this: it is a story of love, struggle, revelation and acceptance.

The chorus came to me like a strong intuition. It was my first contact with the song, a lighthouse in the night, I immediately knew that the lyrics that came to mind along with the melody were perfect for expressing something profound in a simple construction.

“This is how to love in disguise, This is how to love when your eyes find love in disguise"

This is how you love in disguise, this is how you love when your eyes meet love in disguise.” – these were the words that took shape in my mind and so quickly formed the heart of the song.

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This is a song about love in disguise, but not in the sense that love needs to hide. Rather, it is an exploration of love that often remains unrecognized, unappreciated, or simply ignored – love that is masked, not by choice, but by circumstance. And this is an experience that many people, especially those in the community LGBTQIAP+, they can identify themselves.

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At its core, “Love in Disguise” is a story that unfolds in two layers. On the surface, it's about romantic love. But looking closer, it's a journey of self-acceptance, an invitation to embrace who you are, even when the world may not be ready for you. It's an invitation to find courage in a world that often prevents us from being authentic.

Likewise, the song also opens its arms to people who do not love in secret, but who seek to have a look of love and acceptance with a loved one who finds themselves in this situation. The host family experience during this process of knowing one's own identity is essential for any individual to be able to have emotional security.

Music, in its essence, is a form of communication. It is a language that speaks not just to the mind, but to the heart. “Love in Disguise” isn’t just a song; it's a channel, a way to share a story that is both personally mine and universally human. By sharing it, I hope to inspire others to explore their own stories, understand their own experiences, and perhaps find a new appreciation for the transformative power of love – even when it is in disguise.

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Just as a spark can ignite a field, a single idea can generate music that reverberates, not just in a concert hall or on a stage, but in the very fabric of our society. “Love in Disguise” is that spark for me, a glimpse of a greater possibility, a call to love in all its forms. And perhaps, in the end, this is the most important lesson we can all learn: that love, even in disguise, is always worthy of being recognized, celebrated and, above all, felt.