James William Somerville (born 22 June 1961) is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter. He had considerable success in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and has also had a successful solo career. He is known in particular for his falsetto singing voice. He is also openly gay and vocal about gay rights. Somerville''s latest album, Suddenly Last Summer was released in May 2009.