Dear reader, we don’t know about you, but this weekend couldn’t have come sooner.
The fact that the six planets are currently in retrograde, have real-world applications or not, life is certainly functioning as it does. Exactly this week, Tyra Sanchez announced her return, Lil Nas X became president, and JVN and Antoine did… whatever it was. Disorder.
Thankfully, some of our favorite musicians have come up with tunes to help you keep your sanity through it all.
From country rocker to famous monster, here’s your weekly bop roundup:
“B*teach Like Me” by Bob the Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen is taking her TikTok era to another level with this video, and we are living for it. She’s got makeovers, she’s got a cameo (hi, Gravity!), she’s even got some of her viral “clapback” times from 2020. He has got famous lyrics for his songs. On top of all that, she has the secret weapon of the queer rap game on Ms. Ocean Kelly Productions. We hope his TikTok era will eventually return to disrupt the plastic tiara.
“Talking to Yourself” by Carly Rae Jepsen
We’re almost a month away from Carly Rae Jepsen’s upcoming album, lonely time, but his constant single drops are leaving us alone. The “west wind” was his solar energy easy-bright moment, and “Beach House” was his tongue-in-cheek wit pop moment, but “Talking to Yourself” comes straight up. Dedicated-Level dance pop goodness. Also, does anyone else hear the slightest bit of Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” in the chorus? A little nod to her h*rny pop background, perhaps? We want to believe.
“Uptown” by Quinn Kristofferson
Tiny Desk contest winner Quinn Kristofferson has gifted us one of those moving, true trance albums that you really only get to know when you know where to look. write your name in pink Captures many intimate moments in miniature which are relatable in their uniqueness. The title also reflects that the broader idea of gender reform, the masculine, is now comfortable enough to embrace the feminine. No matter how extensive your music library is, this queer, original singer-songwriter has one special thing you didn’t know you needed.
“Xtasy [Remix]by ravine lena and doichik
As if “Xtasy” wasn’t already enough of an underground hit, Ravin Lena decided to call in the upcoming phenom douchy to help kill us for good on the remix. The song is also a Kayatranada production, so there is another lovely layer of queer excellence to the doichi poetry track. Lena and Doechi have both released excellent albums this year – hypnosis And he / her / black b*tch respectively – so this couple really is as much a win lap as anything.
“Frankenstein” by Reina Sawayama
As if there weren’t enough ways to read the queerness in Frankenstein’s story, Reena comes to spice the whole thing up a bit. while his whole get the girl The highly anticipated album, the pulse-pounding groove on “Frankenstein” is particularly captivating. Praying lyrics like “Love me together once and forever, heal me” overlaying the driving percussion almost leave you feeling out of breath. Basically, this track may have people going out at this year’s gay Halloween parties.
Join us here next week for another weekly BOP after Bop!