Tegan and Sara have mined through their pasts, found the gems, and put together a poignant ode to their past selves. We can live vicariously through their public vulnerability and imagine — without evidence — that if we did the same, we’d be charmed, rather than horrified, by what we found.
“ROOM 25 brings a Noname more sure of herself, secure in the knowledge that she can’t be anything other than who she is, and if you don’t rock with the first few lyrics, you’re more than welcome to leave.”
Depression is not forever because it always ends, and depression is forever because it always comes back. It won’t work if I only want to stay on the days when my brain breaks through the muck. Turn Out The Lights is a meditation on wanting to stay on the very worst days.
It’s got the desperate earnestness of a confession, the tenderness of sharing a secret with your best friend and the raw emotion and heart of a bridesmaid’s speech, graduation speech and eulogy put together.
Shraya’s lyrics tease apart the ways in which trans girls’ emotional lives are drawings rendered in chiaroscuro, the play of light and shadow: The power and relief of discovering one’s identity in private intertwined with the pain of objectification and sexual violence.
While not every episode is a musical one, many episodes do incorporate the characters singing songs and it’s never a waste of the show’s time. Instead, the music reveals things about the relationships, thoughts and feelings of the characters and gives listeners a brilliant new way to think about the things the show is talking about.
It wasn’t until I listened to A Seat At The Table, that I finally felt like I could put my armor down.
It takes hard work to maintain any partnership — whether it’s between lovers or friends or the person you shared a uterus with.
“Your heart breaks or you realize it’s been broken all along. All this time!”
Lauren Denitzio uses 12 songs to capture their heart — their rage, their love, their adulthood, their politics — and offer it to the world. In the process, they found the pulse of queerness in 2015 and turned it into a drumbeat.
PizzaCupcake and FXBoi just wanna “make queer dance music that’s made for queers by queers.” We review their new album and give you a little teaser about their upcoming music video for “Femme on Femme”!
Creating space for difficult conversations between parents and children has been both a goal and a side effect of their music making through the years.
At one point Cameron characterizes Chicago as optimistic and Portland as specific and “Same Sex Symbol” perfectly embodies both of those things.
“If there’s one overarching theme on The Voyager, it’s the idea of being a woman and getting older and railing against the things that society (and even human instinct) thinks that you should have.”
Lesbian comedian Erin Foley’s new album “Lady with Pockets” is worth your time.
“The Brink” is the second full-length album from Australian band The Jezabels and you’re going to love it.
This album matters for reasons beyond the music itself. Haze remains deliberate about sharing an honest, hopeful message.
“How do you know robot love is queer if you haven’t tried it?” Plus: lots of pictures.
Mal Blum’s new album, “Tempest In A Teacup,” is so endearing and good and fun and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.
“Say What You Mean” is full of some of the catchiest, saddest and most upbeat, vulnerable breakup songs you’ll ever dance around your living room to.