Here are some oh-so-relatable queer bops to wrap your ears around 🌈
BY ELA ERTAN, IMAGE VIA ARLO PARKS ON INSTAGRAM
Are you searching for new music by queer artists? If so, check out these five incredibly talented musicians who are currently big in the LGBTQI+ music scene.
Who doesn’t love a good tune to boogie to – or even better, to relate to! These five wonderful artists share their stories of love, loss and heartbreak in their sensational music, and hearing queer love stories being told through music really is a magical feeling!
Check out the list below.
London singer Arlo Parks is one of the most exciting LGBTQI+ artists on the music scene right now. She is openly bisexual and makes sensational music that will give you the chills. Her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, deals with important themes including mental health, trauma, and falling in love with a friend – explored in her popular single Eugene.
Favourite tracks – Eugene, Cola, Hope.
girl in red
Marie Ulven, aka girl in red, is a Norwegian indie-pop singer-songwriter. She has been a massive icon in the LGBTQI+ community since she released her debut single, i wanna be your girlfriend, in 2018. The openly gay artist started making music from her bedroom at just 14 years old. Her stunning debut album, if i could make it go quiet, was released this year.
Favourite tracks – girls, we fell in love in october, i wanna be your girlfriend.
Clairo is an American singer-songwriter. The video for her song Pretty Girl went viral on YouTube in 2017, which led to multiple record labels offering her a contract. The openly bil musician creates lo-fi electropop music, often singing for women, about women and her own queer experiences. Her dreamy new album Sling was released a little earlier this year. Check it out!
Favourite tracks – Sofia, Bags, Amoeba.
King Princess, whose real name is Mikaela Mullaney Straus, is from Brooklyn, New York. She rose to fame after the release of her song 1950, which is a tribute to the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith and queer love. The openly gay singer-songwriter’s debut album Cheap Queen is named after the drag term for a queen who is “resourceful, making something out of not very much”.
Favourite tracks – Holy, Ain’t Together, Cheap Queen.
Dorothy Miranda Clark, better known as Dodie, is a bisexual singer-songwriter from England. She started her career on YouTube, singing covers whilst playing the piano or ukulele. She later started posting her own original songs, including a bi coming out song for pride month. Her first studio album, Build A Problem, was released earlier this year.
Favourite tracks – She, Would You Be So Kind, Sick of Losing Soulmates.
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