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…


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,…


Mika Yo Yo

From Eurovision to the Dance Floor: Put MIKA's "Yo Yo" on Repeat

"Take out all my sorrow, put that on a beat..." Writing about a man? In these trying times? I know... But we support fellow LGBTs in this house, and the multi-talented MIKA is no exception, especially as he's having a real moment at the moment since co-hosting Eurovision 2022 last week. (Chanel…


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…


Tove Lo No One Dies From Love

"No One Dies From Love": The Next Tove Lo Era Begins

"I know that they say that no one dies from love. Guess I'll be the first..." Tove Lo is always ahead of the curve. With all this talk nowadays about NFTs and metaverses and multiverses and cryptocurrency, and the state of the real world growing steadily bleaker with each passing day, it only…


Little Mix Between Us

'Between Us': One Decade Later, Little Mix Are at Their Most Powerful Yet

Little Mix. (To be declared in a booming, God-like voice, a la the 2017 BRITs performance opening.) Girl groups don't often get a chance to celebrate a career that's gone ten years deep. In fact, it's hard enough to get past two or three albums max before "creative differences" arise, egos and…


Mitski The Only Heartbreaker

"The Only Heartbreaker": Mitski Resigns to Being the Bad Guy

"If you would just make one mistake, what a relief that would be..." You know how there are songs that, upon hearing an opening line for the first time, you just know it's about to have you in a chokehold? Mitski is back. The 31-year-old Puberty 2 singer-songwriter actually returned last month…