MUNA What I Want

MUNA's "What I Want" & the Pursuit of Queer Joy

The irony of the first few opening lines of MUNA's latest single "What I Want" is that they contain about...maybe 3% of what I want. "When I go out again / I'm gonna drink a lot / I'm gonna take a shot 'cause that's just what I want / And when I see my friend / Put something on her tongue / I'm…


Break My Soul Beyonce

"Break My Soul": Beyoncé's Dance Floor 'Renaissance' Begins

"You won't break my soul..." She is Beyoncé. (Thank you.) And she is coming. Granted, we always vaguely know that new Beyoncé is imminent. We're never safe. Ever since 2013's game-changing self-titled digital drop, we as a society have been conditioned over the past decade to expect a song or…


Nicole Scherzinger Right There

Nicole Scherzinger's "Right There" Gets a Killer Makeover by Mystery Act Rain Radio

Let this be a lesson to us all: skim through every email that hits your inbox, or else you might accidentally overlook an absolute gem of a club-ready tribute to everyone's favorite (Super)Villain of Pop™, Nicole Scherzinger. Nothing seemed particularly of interest about the press release that hit…


MUNA's Cover of Britney's "Sometimes" Is Something Special

"...Baby, all I need is time." A good Britney cover is hard to come by. Perhaps it's the gatekeeping, overly protective stan still deep in my heart (REFERENCE) who won't hear anything except the original version, but Britney covers are usually too tongue-in-cheek, too try-hard, too overly…


Nia Sultana Bigger Dreams

'Bigger Dreams': Nia Sultana's Debut Is a Soothing R&B Escape

"I was made for so much more..." When the world is on fire (which it is, down to the first Pride parties of the year), there are few things more comforting than turning down the lights, logging out from doom-scrolling and unwinding with a good, chill R&B record. (Maybe some Silk Sheets action too,…


Empress Of Save Me

'Save Me': Empress Of Is Turning a Breakup Into Bangers

"When I break, I fix myself real fast..." Breaking up sucks. The multi-talented Empress Of, born Lorely Rodriguez, is intimately familiar with the process of sunsetting a relationship. Her upcoming self-released 5-track Save Me EP, due out on June 24, was written throughout the last year following…


MUNA Home By Now

"Home By Now": MUNA Makes Sad Queer Dance Floor Magic Again

"If we'd kept heading the samе direction, would we be homе by now?" When it comes to MUNA, there's just something that consistently cuts to the core and hits just right, every single time. The three-piece band is steadily forging ahead towards their third studio album, the self-titled MUNA (out…


Sky Ferreira Don't Forget

"Don't Forget": The Return of Sky Ferreira Is One to Remember

"Honey, you can see that it’s a rotten world..." No, it's not just a sad dream: 108 years and 99 tears later, Sky Ferreira is back. Nearly a decade after her 2013 debut studio album Night Time, My Time, and three years after her last single (2019's "Downhill Lullaby"), the singer-songwriter,…


Kelly Clarkson Kellyoke

Kelly Clarkson Is Doing the 'Kellyoke' Album (EP), Finally

There is a reason Kelly Clarkson was, is, and forever will be our One True Idol™. Give her a song - any song, across any genre - and she'll absolutely nail it, regularly running laps around the original version with those signature pipes. Kellyoke is an almost daily 2-minute saving grace in these…


Loreen Neon Lights

"Neon Lights": Loreen Makes Her Grand Return to Save Us All

"When you're lost, I'll be there..." What is this feeling coming over me? This sense of joy? This ecstasy? Elation? No. It's...euphoria. One decade after rightfully claiming the crown for Sweden as the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with her thunderous anthem and, fittingly, one day…


Shygirl Firefly

"Firefly": Shygirl's Debut Album 'Nymph' Dreamily Takes Flight

"You kept me waitin’ on a lie, wasting all my time, little did I know..." Shygirl's coming, officially. The 29-year-old English multi-hyphenate's already established herself as the ruler of our world with last year's thumping, too-cool club anthem "Cleo," along with her FKA twigs on Caprisongs…


Tove Styrke Has "YouYouYou" on Her Mind

"I'm in love with someone new...still I'm dreaming about you." Tove Styrke knows that life is HARD. The 29-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter has been going HARD for a while now herself, especially in the past few months, from opening for Marina on the Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land Tour to…