WATCH: Gallavin’s “My Baby Just Cares for Me”

Out jazz singer Gallavin has released his second single and video, a cover of Nina Simone’s classic “My Baby Just Cares for Me.” He’s keeping his buzz afloat as this single comes off Gallavin’s recent RightOut TV nomination for his first video, “Mad About the Boy” in the folk/roots/jazz category (the award went to Brett Every’s “Prince Charming.”). He posted “My Baby” Sunday on YouTube.

Gallavin turns up the pop sensibilities on the track but I’m still figuring out the video. Overall, it’s a romp through the streets celebrating romance, but the domestic abuse drag queen bit kind of stretches. Perhaps you can only do so much in just under three minutes. Otherwise, Gallavin has a commanding voice with personality to spare and pulls the song off ably and ultimately, the video resolves with relatively sweet charm.

Check it after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

RightOutTV names LGBT video award winners

On Sunday, the web-based LGBT music channel RightOutTV named its first winners in its inaugural RightOutTV Video Awards. The nominees were a healthy list of bands and solo artists across the spectrum and judges narrowed down the field to winners in 13 categories.

“Many of the judges reported that it was difficult picking just one winner from such an incredible pool of talent,” awards co-producer Tully Callender said.

“It made us beam with pride knowing that many of the artists were being exposed to these industry professionals for the first time and they were completely impressed…but we knew they would be,” added Marlee Walchuk, Tully’s wife and the other half of the RightOutTV production team.

And the winners are after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez