EMILY WELLS: Philadelphia

OUT: “Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ has been a stone in my pocket since the moment I heard it and somehow overshadowed ‘Philadelphia,’ the simple melodic song by Neil Young. I discovered it separate from the film, late to the party, a while ago, and knew I had always needed it. For a queer kid raised by a long line of preachers, the idea of seeing the light and knowing you’ll be all right was enough to make it more of an anthem than a lullaby. I won’t be ashamed of love.” MORE

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