Jessie Ware Please

Say 'Please': Jessie Ware Extends the 'Pleasure'

Hello! It's been a while. I moved back to New York City this past weekend. Eight years in Manhattan just wasn't enough, I guess. I sort of forgot (okay, minimized in my mind) how much unpacking, buying, fixing and doing is involved in uprooting your life, as well as all of the heavy emotions and…


Roisin Murphy Assimilation Crooked Disco

This Is "Assimilation": Róisín Murphy Takes Us to the Afterparty

Over the past year, while many of us largely stayed holed up at home amid the pandemic, several of our most trusted titans of music supplied us with essential, escapist collections designed for the (hypothetical) dance floor. Róisín Murphy, certainly, was one of our lockdown saviors, thanks to…


Michelle Visage STEPS Heartbreak In This City Music Video

Michelle Visage Is a Pop Star Again, Thanks to STEPS

Michelle Visage is truly living the STEPS stan-tasy. While most of us might know her best (or, at least, most frequently) as RuPaul's green-averse right-hand as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race for the past decade, others will remember - certainly thanks to the roast episodes in particular - that…


Sofia Carson Fool's Gold

Sofia Carson Strikes (Fool's) Gold

Sofia Carson is on fire. Quite literally. For those unfamiliar, the 27-year-old actress and singer is one of the newer generation's reigning Disney queens, having starred in the massively successful Descendants franchise and various Disney Original Movies. She was also in Pretty Little Liars: The…


Lil Nas X Montero Call Me By Your Name Music Video

Lil Nas X Is Shoving His Gayness Down Our Throats (Thank God)

Lil Nas X has his thigh high heel on the industry's neck. To be fair, he already did: his oft-remixed, endlessly meme-d "Old Town Road" is the longest-running hit in chart history, even beating the record set by the icon herself Mariah Carey with "One Sweet Day." He also caused the industry to…


Sarah Harding Wear It Like a Crown

Sarah Harding Wears It Like a Crown

Girls Aloud is among my favorite girl groups of all time. But don't take my present word for it: just ask my 24-year-old self, who ventured abroad to London for the first time just to see their triumphant Ten Tour. "My obsession with the group started around 2005 or so, when I was prowling one of…


Aly & AJ Pretty Places

Aly & AJ Are About to Provide 2021's Ultimate Escape

"We could pack up this house, get out of town / Drive across country, one taillight out..." Aly & AJ are making incredible music. Let's not get it twisted, though: this is not new information. The sister act have achieved the damn near impossible, miraculously emerging from the Disney Machine…


Utada Hikaru One Last Kiss

Hikaru Utada Gives 'Evangelion' One Last Kiss

"I love you more than you'll ever know..." If there's anyone who knows how to soundtrack a series, it's Hikaru Utada. Aside from casually reigning as one of the top-selling Japanese artists of all time and laying the groundwork as one of the first major crossover acts in America, Hikaru's also…


Ylona Garcia All That

Ylona Garcia Packs a Quarantine-Pop Punch With "All That"

"So I left all that shit back in 2020 / I'm in my feels and I'm feeling legendary..." Know what I don't need right now? Sad songs and somber reflections on the past year. I get it, fully. Trust! I am living this Hell, just like everyone else! Know what I could use instead? Any music that…


Aleyna Tilki Retrograde

Turkey's Aleyna Tilki Makes English Debut With a Dua Lipa Discard

Everything about this story is right up my street. Meet Aleyna Tilki: she's a 20-year-old Turkish singer-songwriter. Aleyna first rose to fame in 2014 as a semi-finalist on Season 6 of Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye - or Turkey's Got Talent (!), then got very famous for covering a song called "Gesi…


Mariah Carey We Belong Together

Mariah Carey Turns "We Belong Together" Into a 7-Minute Late Night Epic

Mariah Carey blessed the Lambily with memorable moment after moment last year - and she's not stopping anytime soon, it seems. After a #MC30, memoir and rarity-filled 2020, the Elusive Chanteuse™ is making sure that Christmas isn't the only holiday she makes extra festive, especially during these…


Paris Hilton Heartbeat Music Video

Paris Hilton Gives Her "Heartbeat" a Music Video, 15 Years Later

"My heart beats like a drum...when I hear you come..." 2021 is wild, to say the absolute least. Perfumer, pop star, and soon-to-be podcaster Paris Hilton's 2006 studio album debut, Paris, is an objectively solid offering of breathy, boastful, swoon-filled mid-'00s dance-rock-pop fun, and a time…