Joey Suarez Doesn’t Mind ‘Dancing By Myself’ To The Top

EDM/Pop musician Joey Suarez recently hit #5 on the UK Upfront Club Chart with a remix of his club favorite, “Dancing By Myself.” 

The song, remixed by chart-topping UK-based HausUnited, puts him in the same chart neighborhood as superstars Calvin Harris and Sam Smith.

Suarez says the song is about “the feeling of being alone at a club, content with the idea that you are now alone.”

“The song grows and changes a lot like our emotions do when we are heart broken,” he explains. “With that said, I hope this song finds those who feel alone and are trying to dance away their troubles.”

The young musician has never worried about dancing to his own beat.

A survivor of sexual abuse by his grandfather at a young age, Suarez spent years diving into his music as he hid that secret. 

“Music is responsible for saving my life,” shared the handsome artist in an interview with I’m From Driftwood.

As music and performing became more and more important in his life, he decided he was done with exiling a part of himself.

Most musicians choose to hide their sexuality at the beginning of their career for fear of rejection, but Suarez consciously decided to flaunt it. 

“I was about 14 when I decided secrets weren't worth it,” he says. “From then on, I vowed never to lie and never to hide who I was from anyone and most of all myself.”

Fans might be surprised to learn the artist now climbing the EDM/dance charts spent over 10+ years studying classical vocal training. But the strict, regimented approach to classical music wasn’t going to work for an artist who needed to fully express himself.

In an interview with FocusMidTenn,   he was “so sick of getting criticized in choirs for being ‘too loud’ or ‘not blending’” that he shifted his focus to other kinds of music and artist outlets. 

“Suddenly, all the constrictions and criticisms went out the window and I could freely explore my inner urges and talents,” he says.

His first two singles, “High in the Sky” and “Love Me Back” have garnered over 200,000 streams collectively on Spotify. A feat not easy for an independent LGBT musician. 

He is currently in the studio writing and recording more songs for an upcoming project.

Check out Suarez’s “Dancing By Myself” below.

For more info, head over to his official website here, and follow him on Instagram here.

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

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#9 on the commercial UK POP CHARTS! New music in the making!!! 😀

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My new music video is on @revrytv! Who’s seen it!? Picture by @birdlambrophotography

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