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Lucy & La Mer – “Blue Dress”
Since we’re topping the country charts these days, why not offer up a unique fusion of folk, pop, and Americana? “Blue Dress” is about discovering one’s bisexuality and the first crush that sets off a wave of exploration. Directed by bisexual actor-filmmaker Sheena Midori Brevig, the video stars bisexual writer and activist Gaby Dunn and bisexual actress Nicole Pacent. Let’s all agree to let bi-cons be bi-cons.
Peter Thomas – “Look at What We’ve Done”
Thomas’ songs have a way of tapping into the rarely explored nuances of love and relationships. His sound is dreamy yet intentional, catchy yet uncommon. This isn’t an ode to summer romance—it captures what it feels like to be elated year-round. Warning: You may be triggered to embrace whoever’s next to you.
K. Flay – “Sister”
Everyone needs someone who has their back, and in this upbeat, infectious banger, K. Flay has her sister’s. The second single from her latest album, Solutions, finds her escaping captivity to enter a world where everyone is moving backwards. In an impressive flex, she learned to sing the song backwards in phonetic gibberish for its video.
Moon Palace – “Who You Are”
Moon Palace is a Seattle-based queer indie-rock band inspired by nature and psychedelia. On their latest hypnotic single, sisters Cat and Carrie Biell harmonize over just the right amount of distortion to create a sense of intrigue and caution. The perfect soundtrack for a little nostalgia and contemplation.
Ben Franks – “Mimosas & Marys”
We all know that Southern boys come prepared to slay, but the Louisiana-based singer’s new hip-hop track takes the mayhem to another level. Your summer fling got you down these days? Put on this swaggering, lyrical assault and you’ll be feeling yourself in no time.
Photo: K. Flay shot by Koury Angelo.