Music Monday: 5 Songs You Need to Hear Today

It may be April Fool’s… but these tracks are no joke!

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. Destiny Rogers – “North$ide”

    She’s a triple threat who can sing, write, and skate. With tomboy swagger and chill R&B flow, “North$ide” sounds like a modernized Aaliyah track that is the perfect weekend song for cruising around with friends in a laidback west coast kind of way. This is the kind of L.A. party that I need to get invited to ASAP.

  2. Holland – “Nar-C”

    As K-pop continues to thrive in the western world, Holland has been breaking through as one of its very few gay stars to live his truth through his music despite the controversy. This new track is actually quite a sad song about a love that’s been lost, but paired with dramatically bubbly club beats that’s serving summertime sadness vibes with emotional highs and lows.

  3. Kiddy Smile – “Slap My Butt”

    You won’t be able to stop listening or watching this wild new video that Kiddy Smile just dropped from the One Trick Pony album. The beat goes hard from the minute you hit play and the video is a crazy night out, but with a sense of humor. Best enjoyed after a few drinks and definitely with parents and kids out of the room.

  4. The Drums – “626 Bedford Avenue”

    Ten years strong, with incredible writing and unique arrangements, everyone should be excited for Brutalism due out this week. “626 Bedford Avenue” is one of two amazing new singles, giving us a taste of what’s to come, with quirky alt rock synth beats that leave Jonny Pierce’s emotions bare in this vulnerable and relatable track.

  5. Amanda Lepore – “Buckle Up”

    The legendary Amanda Lepore is back with a flirty and playful new track full of burlesque and retro-pop swing that urges fans to prepare for the spring season of love. I’ve spent many late nights at some of the best NYC parties ever alongside this nightlife icon. She always serves us the beats and the visual, this time with warning that you’re in for a ride.

Photo Credits: Amanda Lepore photo courtesy of the artist. The Drums photo courtesy of Getty. Kiddy Smile shot by Nico Bustos. Holland photo courtesy of the artist. Destiny Rogers photo shot by Melodie McDaniel.

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