Twelve years into his career, the Beirut-born artist has had enough of the industry merry-go-round and decided to shake things up with a new Mika album.
The EP ‘Velvet: Side A,’ is a six-track blast of modern funk that starts over-the-top and flies up into the stratosphere from there.
The subject matter of new Brittany Howard album ‘Jaime,’ out now, veers from young love to systemic racism to religious hypocrisy.
The Charli album features 15 tracks, more than half of them collaborations with artists as diverse as Kim Petras, Troye Sivan, Big Freedia and Lizzo.
Some of the most creative, genre-expanding music of 2019 has come from none other than our queer brethren. And far from being confined to any one style, those artists’ 2019 releases span the gamut from hip-hop and pop to old-school rock and country. (Side note: Who would have thought that[…]
The four-year gap between ‘Escape from Evil’ and new indie pop release ‘The Competition’ encompassed a lot of growth and Jana Hunter’s transitioning.
Last we heard from the gender-nonconfirming indie rock firebrand Ezra Furman, we were spectators to a queer outlaw travelogue. Transatlantic Exodus was a glorious sprawl. Twelve Nudes, the new Ezra Furman album, is a compact punk piss-take — all rage and carnality and euphoria. Clocking in at a precise 28 minutes and[…]
There’s no better way to celebrate Pride than with sexy music, and these are 10 of our favorites
What’s that? You’re planning your big day? While you still have the opportunity, we have some music suggestions.
He teaches us all a thing or two about the power and fury of queer punk rock by laying out some of its most important moments
We rounded up some of our favorite queer rappers that we’d also like to see ride the wave of success, just like their straight peers.
Thank whatever deity you believe in, because the new Madonna record, her 14th, while far from perfect, is the best thing she’s done since Confessions.
Gay Music, LGBTQ Singers and Queer Artists
Hey there gay music lovers. Welcome to Hornet’s coverage of what the cool kids are listening to these days.
Today’s music landscape is more diverse than ever. It seems like a new genre pops up every other week. Indie bands and underground house shows are quickly gaining traction and winning the support of a few die-hard fans. With innovations in digital music recording and distribution, just about anyone can create a track on their own and upload it online for all of their friends to listen to. Starting a page on Spotify or iTunes only takes a few minutes, and presto, you’re in the music business.
DIY Music Making
All of this DIY music making has led to some interesting results over the past several years. More bands and musicians are taking risks with their work in order to reach audiences that are looking for something other than poppy mainstream hits. This also means that more LGBTQ musicians have a platform to make a name for themselves. Queer music is everywhere. Shockingly enough, we even have openly gay country music singers like Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon. Major pop stars like Lady Gaga, a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community, are openly talking and singing about their same-sex experiences and bi-curious tendencies.
Even before this new golden age of indie music, gay people have been expressing themselves with music for decades. Edgy music videos in the 1980s and gender-bending artists like David Bowie made waves in years past when they expanded society’s understanding of what it means to be male, female or somewhere in between.
If you’re looking for a hot new gay artist to swoon over, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find all of Hornet’s gay music industry coverage right here. From WTF moments on the red carpet to who’s coming out of the closet, get your fill of all things gay with a melody.