Cascada Like The Way I Do

'Like the Way I Do': Cascada Returns to Rescue the Dance Floor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_sfIM0Y9mA Cascada, the legendary "Everytime We Touch" troupe, is back. When it comes to German chart-toppers stateside, there are, admittedly, not many that spring to mind. But that barely matters when there's one iconic dance trio that has allowed the nation to…


Ava Max Torn

'Torn': Ava Max Has Another Dance-Pop Hit on Her Hands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPyQRtd7hNU Should Ava Max stay or should she go? From her global chart-dominating 2018 breakout smash hit "Sweet But Psycho," to that half-bob hairdo, to her latest release, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: Miss Ava Max is one conflicted rising pop princess.…


Normani Motivation

'Motivation': Normani Provides Hope for the New Generation of Pop Stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKXSh14svlQ Finally, the promise of a new pop supreme. Just last week, I was leaning heavy into my Bitter Aging Gay feelings and bemoaning the demise of the Pop Spectacle - apart from a rare handful of standouts and rising stars, obviously. Throw down your swords…


Kelly Osbourne One Word

Kelly Osbourne's 'One Word' Is Finally on Streaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXctSjshB1M The year was 2005: Mimi was emancipating herself, Gwen Stefani was dressed as a cheerleader teaching the world how to spell "bananas," Kelly Clarkson was leading the pop-rock revolution and so moving on, Lindsay Lohan was feuding with Hilary Duff over…


Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Hot Girl Summer

Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj Supply the 'Hot Girl Summer' We Deserve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7cHwAmjV4 "Your actions make you a 'hot girl.' You have to be someone who is like energetic, the life of the party, just really nice, you know what I'm saying? You have to be able to put that confidence in other people and get along with all the girls and just like…


Alice Chater Tonight

'Tonight': Alice Chater Keeps on Dancing Till the World Ends

About over a year ago, I posed a very simple question: Is Alice Chater going to save pop? I was half-kidding, because the concept of "saving pop" is largely subjective, and there's plenty of good music coming out all the time. But I was also half-not kidding, because there's a very real void in…


Sofi de la Torre Pero No

'Pero No': Sofi de la Torre's Latest Is Moody, But It'll Make You Move

At this point, Sofi De La Torre should probably just carry a pillow around, because the world has stayed sleeping on her for years. From 2014's "Vermillion" and 2015's Mess EP to "$" and her 2017 debut full-length Another Me. Not Me. I'm Done, the Spanish singer's continued to supply breathy bouts…


Banks Contaminated

'Contaminated': BANKS Is Addicted to the Agony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwZMHkYTvhY BANKS is back, and just as brooding as ever. She's been back for a while, actually: she returned with her jagged, fierce "Gimme" at the end of April (it's great), followed by "Look What You're Doing To Me" with Francis & The Lights. (Life happened -…


Zara Larsson All The Time

Zara Larsson's 'All The Time' Deserves to Be a Song of Summer 2019

From the breaking of the day to the middle of the night... The Song Of The Summer™, objectively, comes down to charts, sales and streams (so, the most demanded song of the season). But the song(s) that hold the most memories and replay counts for you are every bit as valid (so, subjectively, Las…


Celine Dion Flying On My Own

'Flying On My Own': Celine Dion's Heart Goes Onto the Dance Floor

Celine Dion, coming to an EDM festival near you. Of all the directions Céline Marie Claudette Dion could have opted to go musically in 2019, dance-pop probably wouldn't have been the most obvious choice. "Flying On My Own" is the first taste of the iconic Canadian chanteuse's upcoming album Courage…


Agnes Limelight I Trance

'I Trance': Swedish Dance-Pop Diva Agnes Returns to the Discotheque

Agnes Carlsson, singularly known as the Agnes, is back. The "Release Me" Swedish dance-pop legend and Idol 2005 winner last left us with her incredible collection Veritas, originally released in 2012 in Sweden (one of the best pop albums released that year), which was later released in other…


Kazaky Push

'Push': Kazaky, the High-Heeled Ukrainian Boy Band, Returns

You hear that? The faint click-clack, click-clack of a troupe of muscly Eastern European men somewhere not so far off in the distance? Yes, that's right: Kazaky is back. The Mortal Kombat-gone-gay dressed, high-heeled Ukrainian hotties have been around for a while now. I first wrote about them all…