Music Monday: 5 Songs You Need to Hear Today

Spirited new tracks for your Pride reflections and recovery.

NewNowNext spotlights new music by upcoming and established artists we think you should know about. Tell us what you think in the comment section.

  1. Parson James, Wrabel, and VINCINT – “Oh Love”

    In rough shape after Pride? This new collaboration is the perfect track to reinvigorate your senses and allow you to reflect on what was hopefully a momentous weekend. Soulful and inspiring, it reminds us of how beautiful the world can be when folks come together to make a change.

  2. Ashe – “In Disguise”

    Ashe captures the spirit of an era long gone in this dreamy new track, a peaceful folk-pop protest with lyrics that will stick in your memory long after the first listen. “I’d rather be hated for who I am than waste it all giving a damn” are words anyone can get behind in a lifelong journey toward self-actualization.

  3. Slow Dance – “Str8 Voice”

    Proving once again that Gen Z isn’t afraid to tear down antiquated social constructs, Alex Ryan and Jacob Chabon tackle toxic masculinity with a dose of humor over their signature brand of addictive ’80s synth pop. The video features the duo embracing enough camp to fill an entire Met Gala while also exhibiting some major #couplesgoals. “Masc for masc” is officially dead. Slow Dance killed it.

  4. Daya – “Left Me Yet”

    There comes a point in any relationship when we’re surprised how someone can continue to stay with us despite our flaws and how much we try to push them away. Daya puts these feelings into a modern love song full of bouncy synths and club-ready beats. It feels refreshingly real.

  5. Yanni Burton – “End Up Missing”

    Burton did not come to play this week. You’re gonna wanna stretch before listening to this track. Inspired by the passion, lust, and thrill of a new relationship, it explodes into a throbbing house groove that means business, and by the time it fades, you may realize you haven’t been investing in yourself enough. A good lesson that’s also guaranteed to make you move.

Photo: Slow House shot by Mallory Hauser.

Jay writes about music and pop culture since us LGBT folks pretty much run these kinds of things.