Music Monday: 5 Songs You Need to Hear Today

New tracks to be your pride and joy this June.

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. King Princess – “Cheap Queen”

    One of Brooklyn’s finest is back with the first track from her forthcoming debut album. King Princess knows how to set a mood so well, inviting us into a few aspects of her personality with this song. Her writing, vocals, and effortless swagger over this low-key synth banger make for a perfectly chill song to usher in the summer. Thanks for making this grown man cry.

  2. Troi Irons – “Lost Angels”

    Troi is making the kind of badass music that I miss so much. Influenced by acts like Green Day, Garbage, and Alanis Morissette, this genre-bending indie rock track is simply stunning. People like to say rock is dead, but you just need to know where to find it and this is it. Newly independent and on her own terms, this is the first track from her forthcoming album.

  3. Kim Petras – “Do Me”

    Kim has been giving us the Beyoncé treatment these past few weeks, dropping great music with no warning and our wigs are in orbit. This one is the most pearl clutching to date—literally bedroom pop. She is serving full red light special realness on this electro-bop with a dynamic vocal range that guarantees you’ll walk away with clear instructions on sexy good times.

  4. Sofi Tukker & Bomba Estéreo – “Playa Grande”

    An absolute party-starter, this cross-continental collaboration with Colombian tropical duo Bomba Estéreo underscores a message of surrendering to your bliss and indulging in uninhibited communal dancing. Bringing the tropical flair with full force, stream this for your next beach trip, drink in hand and surrounded by nature.

Photo Credits: King Princess courtesy of Getty Images. Sofi Tukker courtesy of Getty Images. Davi Boi credit to Nova Fox. Kim Petras credit to Byron Spencer. Troi Irons courtesy of the artist.

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