Lennon Stella Pretty Boy Three. Two. One.

Lennon Stella's 'Pretty Boy': An Ode to the Ostensible Himbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWvxKqjKpKI Truthfully, not too many records released in 2020 have stuck with me for much longer than a few weeks after their release date, but Lennon Stella's debut studio album, Three. Two. One., certainly has. The album was released towards the end of April -…


Allie X Super Duper Party People

Allie X's 'Super Duper Party People' Gets the Remix Treatment

No one is having much fun at all right now, and anything even remotely party-related feels taboo, but Allie X is doing her best to provide us with fond memories of less socially distanced activities. (Remember those?) After releasing another rock-solid set of gloomy, gorgeous pop cuts earlier in…


Lights Dead End

Lights Hits a 'Dead End' on the Dance Floor

Like Avril Lavigne, Carly Rae Jepsen and Canada's Drag Race contestant Jimbo, Lights Poxleitner-Bokan - or Lights, for short - is Canadian excellence. Haven't pensively stared out the window of a moving train on a chilly winter day while listening to "Siberia" on loop? Afraid to say it, but you…


RAYE Natalie Don't

'Natalie Don't': RAYE Provides a Perfect 'Jolene' for 2020

https://youtu.be/nzxEIgLlrlI Here's the thing about RAYE: she just does not miss. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: from her myriad dance floor collaborations over the past few years, like "Secrets" with DJ Regard, "You Don't Know Me" and "Tequila" with Jax Jones and "Stay (Don't Go…


Sunmi Pporappippam

'Pporappippam': Sunmi Delivers a Swoony Song for the Summer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is7glC9Jp7Q Sunmi isn't just one of the top soloists in South Korea - she's essentially forged her own genre. Since the split of her long-running, history-making girl group, Wonder Girls, following the release of their incredible final album Reboot in 2015, Sunmi's…


Dannii Minogue All I Wanna Do

Dannii Minogue Reimagines 'All I Wanna Do' for 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OWPwvfLvGE&feature=emb_title "All I wanna do, all I wanna do, all I wanna do is touch you..." Danielle Jane Minogue, Queen of Clubs™, is taking a look back - back to a time when everybody changed underwater, when we disremembered, and when we got everything we…


victoria-monet-khalid-experienceaVictoria Monet Khalid Experience

'Experience': Victoria Monét & Khalid Provide a Stunning Disco Escape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeohq-Fapks Happy Juneteenth everyone, and welcome back to MuuMuse. I've admittedly been hesitant to write at all about music as of late. Between a pandemic and a long overdue global reckoning in the name of racial justice, it feels pretty insignificant to be…


Leah Kate Bad Idea

Leah Kate Makes a 'Bad Idea' Sound Pretty Damn Good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHmvuBDrqZ4&feature=youtu.be Another day, another stay. While the world largely continues to keep things socially distanced (which some of you are better at than others, evidently), there is no shortage of new music that has us yearning for some communal singing,…


Chloe x Halle Do It

Chloe x Halle 'Do It' With a Potential Song of Summer 2020

How far they've come from that heavenly cover of "Pretty Hurts." Chloe x Halle have already had their share of headline-making cultural moments over the years: from their viral YouTube covers, which led to being signed by Beyoncé herself to her Parkwood Entertainment management company, to singing…


Inna Sober

Inna, 'Sober': The Romanian Queen of Pop's Done It Again at Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxxaEMCNAOI Inna, Romanian Queen of Pop™, has done it again. But then, when hasn't Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu done exactly what she needed to do? The 33-year-old Romanian superstar has remained a consistent, tried-and-true supplier of dance-pop anthems from the very…


Aly & AJ Joan of Arc on the Dance Floor

'Joan of Arc on the Dance Floor': Aly & AJ Are Ready for Battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9P_b2e_01U Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint for her pivotal role in leading France to victory in the Hundred Years' War. Aly & AJ released "Potential Breakup Song." Their respective accomplishments are nearly identical in cultural impact, so it was only a matter…


Utada Hikaru Time

'Time': Hikaru Utada Wonders 'Bout Turning Back Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_DPvZWhXJ8 The State of Things? I've gotta be honest here: not great! But Hikaru Utada has graciously decided to stage a comeback amid a global health crisis, anyway. And for that, we are eternally (REFERENCE) grateful. In fact, she's got two songs for the Hikki…