You *need* to add these LGBTQ+ artists to your playlist ASAP
Happy Pride month! LGBTQ+ artists are always putting out loads of great music, an expression of everything from joy and love to pain and shame. Visibility matters, solidarity matters, and being an ally matters, so it's *super* important that we amplify the voices of queer artists not only this month but all year round.
We've compiled a list of some of our favorite artists that emanate the strength and spirit of the queer community, all while serving the most powerful bops. From moody indie to electropop to R&B soul, these artists are taking over the world in every color, and we are *so* here for it.
You know them, you love them. These are the artists that have headed the pride music wave for a while now, serving killer song after killer song. (Icon type beat.) After all, how can go wrong with artists who've mastered both themselves and their mediums?
Must-listens: Nights, Pink Matter, Thinkin Bout You
Must-listens: WILD, Bloom, for him.
Must-listens: Honey, Can I, Gangsta
Must-listens: The Story, Lookalike, Astronomy
No pride playlist can be complete without these stunners, whose music we honestly don't understand how not everyone has heard of yet. All stars in their own right, these artists shimmer and sparkle, sure to brighten both your playlist *and* your soul.
Must-listens: Kyoto, I Know The End, Smoke Signals
Must-listens: Curious, Found My Friends, What I Need
Must-listens: Make Me Feel, I Like That, Q.U.E.E.N.
Must-listens: Jaguar, Moment, MONOPOLY
Must-listens: Malibu, I Don't Want It At All, Unlock it (Lock it)
Must-listens: Caroline, Green Eyes, Hope
The hidden gems
Lastly, the underrated yet not in the least way undertalented artists. Women, especially that of the LGBTQ+ community, are known to be unrepresented in the music industry, even when they're brimming with talent and musical goodness. Go give them a play *rn*.
Must-listens: XS, Dynasty, This Time Last Year
Must-listens: Bedspell, Oblivion, Holy
Must-listens: Number One Fan, Bodies, Motivation
Must-listens: Only One, Numb, Side Effects