Kylie Minogue Olly Alexander Second to Midnight

"A Second to Midnight": Kylie Minogue & Years & Years Shine Like a Light in the Dark (And Do Drag!)

Kylie™ made the dreary days of lockdown a whole lot brighter last year with her 15th studio album Disco, a loving ode to the genre, and a most necessary nostalgic escape in the bleakest of days. One year later, things aren't...worse necessarily, but we're not back to normal yet, either. Whatever…


Charli XCX Good Ones

"Good Ones": Charli XCX Enters Her Evil Main Pop Girl Era

"I always let the good ones go..." Charli XCX is a sell-out. Or, well, that's the goal. Over the past few months, our dearest Charlotte Aitchison, She of Track 10 Fame, has been distancing from left-lane, artsy-fartsy, experimental alt-hyper-pop princess sonic territory and not-so-subtly…


Griff One Night

"One Night": Griff Tries to Dance the Darkness Away

"Can I have one night, one night, one night where it's just me alone?" Griff's still got the good stuff - arguably more than ever. The 20-year-old Chinese-Jamaican UK singer-songwriter's been on my radar (on my ray-duh) for a minute now - at least over a year now - and she's been steadily…


Sigrid Burning Bridges

"Burning Bridges": Sigrid Sings the Pop Praises of Self-Preservation

"Can't love somebody who loves burning bridges..." Alright, Miss Sigrid is not playing around. To be fair, it was made abundantly clear upon the release of euphoric disco-pop smash "Mirror" back in May that the 24-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter was breaking out the big guns for her…


Kacey Musgraves Star-Crossed

'Star-Crossed': The Epic Return of Kacey Musgraves Begins

"Let me set the scene, two lovers ripped right at the seams..." The Kacey Musgraves comeback begins now - and she's starting out strong. It's been three years since the 33-year-old singer-songwriter released the Best Album of 2018™, Golden Hour, and a lot has happened ever since. For one thing,…


Hanne Mjøen Emotional Fever

Hanne Mjøen's 'Emotional Fever' Is Norwegian Pop Excellence

"When I think you're the one that I can't live without, I just wanna leave you..." Meet Hanne Mjøen, your newest notable Norwegian singer-songwriter crush. (In Scandinavia, We Trust.) The rising Oppdal-born star, who has already penned tracks with the likes of Astrid S, as well as writing…


KABBA Rather Be Single

KABBA, "Rather Be Single": A Dating Burnout Bop for the Summer

"I’d rather be single, after everything that I’ve been through..." KABBA! If you're a British pop nerd, you likely know and love her already. You might just not realize it yet. Perhaps you know the 26-year-old British singer-songwriter, born Aminata Kabba, best by her previous stage name: A*M*E.…


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"…