Nina Nesbitt Summer Fling

Nina Nesbitt's "Summer Fling" Is One Dreamy Escape

"Won't you give me everything? Love me like a summer fling..." Nina Nesbitt! You know and love the 26-year-old half-Scottish, half-Swedish singer-songwriter best for hits over the past decade like "Stay Out," "The Best You Had" and "Somebody Special," as well as penning tunes for favorites like…


Kylie Minogue Lady Gaga

Kylie Minogue & Lady Gaga Marry the Night & Do Pride Right

This Kylie Minogue has some fucking nerve. It's apparently not enough to have already blessed us with a Dua Lipa-fied "Real Groove" at the top of the year, as well as a sexed-up-to-the-stars assist on Olly Alexander's "Starstruck" remix in May. Apparently keeping us foaming at the mouth with…


Ava Max EveryTime I Cry

"EveryTime I Cry": Ava Max Is Stronger Than Yesterday

"Every time I cry, I get a little bit stronger..." Ava Max, the world's single most wholly committed-to-a-lopsided-'do pop star, is back with yet another banger. Ever since we formally first met Miss Max and her Max Cut in the summer of 2018 with "Sweet But Psycho," she's done nothing but…


Kadiatou Don't Complicate It

Sweden's Kadiatou Has a Summer Bop for Overthinkers

Meet Kadiatou Claudine Holm Keita, if you're not already formally acquainted. The 19-year-old Stockholm-born Swedish singer first rose to fame as one of the finalists on Idol - the Swedish version of the Idol franchise - coming in as the runner-up against Sebastian Walldén in 2018. Look at how…


MØ Live to Survive

"Live To Survive": The Triumphant Return of MØ

MØ's back. (Everyone kind of just says "mo," but it's technically pronounced like meu.) The Danish superstar singer-songwriter, who you surely know and love best from the inescapable "Lean On" with Major Lazer and DJ Snake (at one point, the most-streamed song of all time), as well as "Cold Water"…


Sigrid Mirror

Sigrid's "Mirror" Is a Self-Assured Disco Pop Smash

"I love who I see looking at me in the mirror." Not so fast, Olivia Rodrigo. While the sound at radio might be steadily shifting towards something that resembles an early '00s pop-punk revival (which is great in its own right), last year's wave of disco-inspired pandemic pop ushered in by the…


Kylie Minogue Years and Years Olly Alexander Starstruck

Kylie Minogue Takes Years & Years' "Starstruck" to Another Galaxy

"I can't help it / I get starstruck around you..." Kylie Minogue is making gay dreams come true yet again. Like the Green Fairy she played in Moulin Rouge, with a little shimmy and a shake (and a healthy dollop of glitter), the "Chocolate" chanteuse just makes everything feel infinitely (disco)…


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…