Singer/songwirter Rob Townsend has just released the music video for his summer bop, “Skinny Boys,” an ode to the anti-muscle movement.
Townsend, whose voice hovers in a space similarly to Mika and Jake Shears, says the song has no higher goal than exploring his particular predilection in a fun, marginally witty way.
“If anything, I mean it as an affirmation to those kids who are looking at the muscled, gym-rat meme and thinking, ’I have to look like that.’ No you don’t,” says Townsend.
Townsend, who’s dating comedian Cole Escola, had this to say when asked if skinny boys was another word for twink: “Yes, twinks are skinny. But no, skinny guys are not all twinks. My favorite skinny guy–who has slept over at my house for the last 3 years–is not a twink, he’s an otter.”
Watch the video below.