Music Monday: 5 Songs You Need to Hear Today

New tracks from ladies with an attitude and fellas that were in the mood

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. Christine and the Queens – “Comme Si”

    Chris never holds back anything when she performs and “Comme Si” is a beautiful experience for both your eyes and ears. The track is inspired by Ophelia’s character in Hamlet whose tragic ending is often discussed as a result of archaic social mores for women of her day. She’s become a feminist heroine over time and Christine breathes new life into her story with a twist.

  2. Louis Futon (feat. Keiynan Lonsdale) – “Royal Blood”

    Originally a bedroom producer from Philly, Louis Futon is a man of many talents, also as a live performer mixing hip-hop, R&B, and soul. Combined with the multi-talented Keiynan Lonsdale, this song is a collaboration made in heaven. “Royal Blood” is dripping with swagger, warm vocals over modern electronic beats, and creative choreography bringing it all together perfectly.

  3. Lil Peep & ILoveMakonnen (feat. Fall Out Boy) – “I’ve Been Waiting”

    The late Lil Peep and ILoveMakonnen just dropped the new video for their power-pop emo-bop about the kind of universal heartbreak that lingers as we try to move past it. Enlisting Fall Out Boy to create a unique genre bending sound, this is the second Peep and Makonnen track since the rapper’s death and will appear on their upcoming collaborative project.

  4. Snow Tha Product – “Say Bitch”

    I love peeking into the window of parties that I’m definitely not invited to, but this song is a message everyone can get behind—the power of uplifting each other in marginalized communities instead of tearing each other down. “Say Bitch” is both a banger and an anthem, with Snow Tha Product spitting one of the crispest flows I’ve heard on a rap track in a long time.

  5. Sam Fender – “Hypersonic Missiles”

    Sam hit my radar last summer, tackling toxic masculinity in “Dead Boys” during a time when this much-needed conversation was reaching new heights nationwide. “Hypersonic Missiles” illustrates an unorthodox love story—an acceptance of powerlessness to change an unjust world, yet the hope that two people can love each other regardless and amidst the chaos.

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