We’ve got a good mix of tunes here this month: some hip-hop and EDM if you’re ready to bounce off that winter chill, some intense vibes and chill folk if you still want to hibernate for a bit — and of course a bunch in between.
Here’s a bunch of rapid-fire reviews to cover albums, songs, and EPs that may have escaped your notice in 2018.
This month, we have some new queer indie love songs! Too late for your V-Day playlists, but still always welcome.
This month, there are some wintry tracks for relaxing and looking out the window at a rainy day, as well as some upbeat stuff for breaking out of the doldrums. And a bunch of stuff in between.
Here are some summer tunes for political Oakland barbecues, late night sweaty house parties, or, if you’re like me, enjoying your bed on a Saturday instead of going out.
Some of these songs and/or albums are dark, slow, and ponderous, great for really sinking into your mattress. Most of them, though, are cute, sweet, upbeat tracks that helped me keep going when it seemed like I was going to never leave my house again.
It’s a great time for gay music, like this sweet single about a gal loving her gal pal!
New music for flirting or lonely lesbian nights. Your call!
Celebrate Good Friday with Lesbian Jesus Hayley Kiyoko by buying or streaming “Expectations” right now!
“So tell me why my gods look like you, and tell me why it’s wrong,” King Princess sings to the woman of her affection, promising to keep praying to her and loving her. This is a song about an aching, yearning love that is scared to speak itself out loud but bold enough to keep on loving.
Get a first look at A-Camp favorite bell’s roar’s newest single, music video and album, and learn all about the Art Funds Art Tour which is all about community support for QTPOC musicians and artists.
This song is quietly ruining my life.
Loamlands’ new video is a powerful ode to Durham, NC’s troubled history with queer rights.
Visually, it exists somewhere between a late-90s Smashing Pumpkins video and the Great British Bake-Off on hallucinogens.
Mary Lambert, Halsey and Lauren Jauregui, Hailee Steinfeld and Carly Rae Jepsen all gave us new queer or queer-ish songs this week, and it’s up to you to make at least one of them the song of the summer.
If you’re into Very Famous Millennials and angsty lesbian drama (and you are, or else you wouldn’t be on this website), today is the day you’ve been waiting for.
On her new album HERE, Alicia Keys first in three years, she has a lot of songs, but none as specifically suited to our interests here at Autostraddle than “Where Do We Begin Now,” a confusing song about first time sapphic attraction.
Maintaining your #BlackGirlMagic can be a struggle, but these tracks will help you maintain your daily practice.
“We wanted to tell a story, but rather than tell it in one frame, we divided the video into multiple parallel characters with both reality and fantasy, like a choose-your-own-adventure novel.”
Made by an all-queer cast and crew – you might recognize a couple of familiar faces.