Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to find some new tunes from your favorite gay artists to pop in. Billboard Pride proudly present the latest release of First Out, our weekly compilation of some of the best new music by LGBTQ artists.
From Demi Lovato’s latest pop-punk song to Omar Apollo’s smooth new love song, check out a few of our favorite releases from this week below:
Demi Lovato, “Substance”
After two years of consistently spending adapting and changing our lives to live through a pandemic, Demi Lovato knows what we’re dealing with: “I know we are all exhausted. So, in their new single “Substance,” Demi lets loose – transcending the classic late-2000s pop-punk tune, Lovato aims for the collapse of meaningful connection in a world where where it’s virtual and therefore virtually impossible.Depressed by feeling emotionally drained, Demi answers the question many have asked: “Am I the only one looking for stuff? ” Add to that her voice as good as ever and you’ve got your hands on a fitting national anthem.
Omar Apollo, “Archetype”
After wowing audiences and critics with his beautiful LP Ivory earlier this year, Omar Apollo is winning with a vaguely, beautifully written new single “Archetype”. Drunk by Marvin Gaye’s voluptuous presence while rattling off his own smooth R&B sound, Apollo seduced his lover, letting him know that he was “so beautiful I killed you gently” and asked him to “kiss your collarbone”. It’s a stellar sound for a rising star and will definitely be added to date night playlists in the coming days.
Tegan and Sara, “Yellow”
Tegan and Sara are no longer 15-year-old twins, but decided to start playing music together. They are bigger. they are wiser, and they are willing to let go of their childhood scars. “Yellow”, the latest single from their upcoming new album Wet jackfruitwatch the sisters arrive with an echo of the quirky pop that got them through years ago, now tinged with indie-rock emotions as they sing about the powerful process of healing your bruises from the past .
Cavetown, “Grocery Store”
Cavetown’s Robbie Skinner had a habit of singing about self-destruction. While their new single “Grocery Store” may not be an exception, it is certainly a revival of the concept. Perfectly capturing the lo-fi, indie-pop aesthetic – complete with vague guitars, simple drum beats and layered vocals – Skinner is quick in his lyrics, visually depicting the What happens when a shopping trip turns into a panic attack. It’s a great addition to their repertoire and you should listen.
Mykki Blanco feat. Kelsey Lu, “French Lessons”
Let’s all say it together now – Mykki Blanco is back and ready to be in the spotlight. After years of sporadic releases of singles, mixtape, EPs and the like, Blanco’s latest track “French Lessons” brings with it the announcement of their second album. Always close to the music. If “French Lessons” is any indication of what we can expect, then fans should prepare for a good time. Featuring vocalist Kelsey Lu for an ethereal, moving single about love and loss, “French Lessons” is the perfect fun piece for an artist we can’t wait to see soon. heard more.
G Flip, “Waste of Space”
In honor of the International Non-binary People’s Day (July 14), rising Australian star G Flip wanted to release a song they wish they had grown up with. That song is “Waste of Space”, a heartbreaking new song by the singer in which they describe what it’s like to grow up as a non-binary and to feel completely isolated from the rest of the world. . But as the song goes on, as in life, the G Flip’s confidence is heightened – proudly declaring that they Not titration waste of space. That is a message that everyone, especially in the conversion and non-binary community, deserves to hear right now.
https://www.billboard.com/culture/pride/best-new-pride-demi-lovato-omar-apollo-tegan-and-sara-1235114785/ Demi Lovato, Omar Apollo, etc – Billboard