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…


R3HAB Jolin Tsai Stars Align

Jolin Tsai Crafts a Dance Floor Banger With R3HAB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0zvwEm3fOA When it comes to all the international queens of pop, R3HAB evidently knows what's up. The Dutch-Moroccan DJ's done official remixes for all the girls - from Rihanna to Katy Perry to Taylor Swift. And only a few months ago, he and Chung Ha served up the…


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…


Nicole Scherzinger She's Bingo Luis Fonsi MC Blitzy

Nicole Scherzinger & Luis Fonsi Made an Absurd Bingo Game Bop

Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger - Miss Scherzy, if you're nasty - is back. Kind of. With the pandemilovato putting the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour on hold, our reliable Puakenikeni Princess decided to react (REFERENCE) accordingly by hopping into a recording studio with Luis Fonsi…


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…


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…


Apoki Get It Out

Meet Your New Favorite Virtual K-Pop Star, Apoki

She's got millions of followers, and dozens of YouTube covers and dance videos. She is also...a rabbit. (Specifically, she identifies as "🌐🐰👩.") Meet Apoki, your newest virtual long-eared K-pop obsession. From Gorillaz to Hatsune Miku to K/DA to Seraphine to aespa, there is no shortage of virtual…


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…


Tia Kofi Outside In Drag Race UK RuPaul

From the "Outside In" With Tia Kofi (Interview)

She is Tia Kofi, and she's a lovely Brown caffeinated beverage. Drink it up! While her sisters might have (rudely) dubbed her "Baroness Basic" on her critically hailed second season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, the 30-year-old Essex-born drag superstar took the competition by storm with her quick…