Vera Blue Lie to Me

'Lie to Me': Vera Blue Dives Into New Pop Depths

The Voice, in the United States at least, doesn't quite have a track record for producing pop superstars, but Vera Blue is proving to be quite the exception to the rule. Having placed in the Top 3 of Season 2 of The Voice Australia in 2013 (then known as Celia Pavey, mentored by the legendary…


Lucia & The Best Boys Perfectly Untrue

Lucia & the Best Boys' 'Perfectly Untrue' Is Perfect, Truly

"Fridays used to be for you." Sometimes a song just hits right from the very first line. Lucia & the Best Boys' "Perfectly Untrue" is one of those songs. The Glasgow-based band is a relatively new discovery for me (as of this weekend, in fact), but a brief dive into their back catalog proves I'll…


Sia David Guetta Let's Love

'Let's Love': Sia & David Guetta Reunite to Reassure Us, '80s Style

Sia and David Guetta go together like peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, Christina Aguilera and a tube of Blu-Red LipSense - whenever they pair up, magic happens. Nearly a decade after teaming up on their ginormous smash "Titanium," and almost a dozen collaborations ever since, including…


Steps What the Future Holds

'What the Future Holds': STEPS Tackle the Present Moment & Go Beyond

What the future holds? I mean, your guess is as good as mine...and Lisa Scott-Lee's. We all love to talk a good game about who will Save Pop™ (not that it ever needs saving), but when it comes to stepping in (eh heh), grabbing hold of our hands and hearts, and distracting us from the daily horrors…


Lola Indigo Denise Rosenthal Danna Paola Santeria

'Santería': Lola Índigo, Danna Paola & Denise Rosenthal Take Over the Globe

Sisters are doing it for themselves in 2020, and we're all truly so lucky to be experiencing this ongoing pop culture moment of powerful women teaming up and taking over in the middle of such an otherwise bleak cultural landscape. From Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me" to Megan Thee…


GRACEY Like That

GRACEY's Got It 'Like That'

"There's something 'bout you got me changing my mind like that..." GRACEY might have had a delayed debut this year, but she's absolutely on the right track. The 22-year-old Brighton singer already notched her first Top 10 UK hit in the form of disillusioned dance floor banger “Don’t Need Love"…


Aluna Envious

Aluna Is Going Solo & Getting 'Envious'

Aluna, of AlunaGeorge, is having a solo moment. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter, and one-half of the electronic duo that’s given us everything from “You Know You Like It” (which went massively popular with DJ Snake years later) to “White Noise” with Disclosure to…


Fredrik Etoall Agnes Fingers Crossed

Agnes Has Her 'Fingers Crossed' on the Dance Floor

“Are you that somebody? Are you?” Agnes doesn’t necessarily come around all that often, but whenever she does, she never gets it wrong. Ever. In fact, the “Release Me” Swedish Idol – literally, she won the second season of Sweden’s Idol in 2005 –…


Mariah Carey The Rarities

Mariah Carey & Ms. Lauryn Hill Are Just in Time to 'Save the Day'

"It's too divided, too deep to understand / But if we don't do it, tell me, who will?" For an Elusive Chanteuse, Mariah Carey sure has made herself incredibly visible in 2020, just making the most of life (it's like that, y'all) amid the pandemic. She's also making the most of the Lambily's…


Nightcrawler Say Lou Lou Duke Dumont

Time to Make Duke Dumont & Say Lou Lou's 'Nightcrawler' a Hit

British DJ Duke Dumont released his excellent debut studio album earlier this year called Duality, and it features a standout song called “Nightcrawler” with Aussie-Swedish twin sister duo Say Lou Lou – or Slay Lou Lou, as they’re known ’round these parts. The…


BT The Lost Art of Longing

Getting Lost in BT's 'Art of Longing'

We don't often stan men 'round these parts - certainly not straight men - but BT is one of the rare good ones. The trance pioneer has paved a truly unique path in the electronic world, pushing the boundaries of the genre with his complex, imaginative compositions over the years and dabbling in all…


Minelli & Inna's 'Discoteka': A Song of the Summer in a Parallel Universe

  Before this year, a bilingual club banger from two Romanian pop goddesses about dancing like in Jamaica and being the life of the party wouldn’t sound nearly so at odds with the current cultural mood. But at a time where (some of us, at least) are socially distancing for the next…um,…