Whether you’re looking to reflect or dance around your room, there’s something for everyone

BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM

2021 has been a great year for music. Here are some of the many LGBTQI artists who have made us dance like no one is watching during this chaotic year. 

Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo Parks

Of course the Mercury Prize winning album was a favourite here at Team DIVA. This soothing album feels like a cup of tea after a hard day. The songs are full of nostalgia, expression and captivating storytelling.

in defense of my own happiness by Joy Oladokun

Oladokun has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman, and this praise is well deserved. The album shares her experiences inhabiting space in the world as a Black queer woman and as the title suggests, forging out a space for her deserved happiness.

Lately I Feel Everything by Willow 

It’s been very exciting to experience the revival of pop-punk this year. The genre-bending Willow has joined the movement with this album that serves as a farewell to her adolescence.

Planet Her by Doja Cat 

This album took the world by storm and had us all dancing around in our bedrooms attempting to learn the viral TikTok dances. This is Doja Cat’s third album and it is more unapologetic than ever.

Rumors by Lizzo ft. Cardi B

Speaking of the unapologetic, 2021 brought us some much needed Lizzo. Rumors calls for body positivity and solidarity with women of colour. The ethereal music video portrays the power of the female gaze.

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