How would you describe your ideal summer? I would imagine barbeques with record-breaking heatwaves by the beach, warm summer nights with friends, and an ice-cold drink in hand. This seems to be the best description for a perfect summer. Throw in a party and parade in June and you have the makings for an excellent LGBTQ+ Pride season. One common denominator between the two will have to be a soundtrack full of hits to set the mood and start the party. Sadly, this year, we traded beach trips with doctor’s visits. Lines outside of bars are replaced with lines around the corner for the grocery store. Block parties and Pride marches became protests and marches for worthy causes. With everything going on in the world, one has to ask will there be a song of the summer this year?
The ever-controversial, often genius (depending who you ask) Kanye West has dropped a new single 'Wash Us In the Blood'. This is the first new music from the musician since Christmas, and acts as a potential teaser for his newly-promised forthcoming album, 'God's Country'.
The sound of the bass, the roar of the crowd, the DJ lifts his finger to the air. The beat drops, the crowd goes wild... but could this be a thing of the past?
In an Instagram video shared with her 149 million followers, Beyoncé dropped the news we've all been waiting for: she is releasing a new project. 'Black is King', a visual album which is written, directed and produced by the star, will drop exclusively on Disney+ on July 31st.
I happened to be pursuing through YouTube as I usually do, and I happen to see some recommendations for me. I see this video titled, Meg Myers - Desire (slowed). I originally didn't think anything of it, until more videos like that one popped up on my feed. I finally took a chance on one of them and that was Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness in a slowed version. It was intriguing and entertaining to hear the same song, but altered just slightly to hear Summertime Sadness for the first time again.
For this set of performances, the girls were separated into pairs and then asked to collaborate on a performance. These performances were only presented to the Good Girl team and host, not to a larger audience like the last ones were. Overall, I was so happy to see how well they all worked together, how they recognized their partner's difference in style, and how much support they showed each other. Women working together, we love to see it!
As a disclaimer, I want to make it clear that I am not at all trying to pit these amazingly talented female artists against each other. In fact, Good Girl is actually not a competition show as one would expect from Mnet, who has produced shows like Show Me the Money and Unpretty Rapstar. Instead, the girls will be able to win money from Mnet itself by working together to win challenges. As far as I know, there will be no eliminations (but it's Mnet so who knows). Anyways, I will be ranking their performances based on things like how well they completed the challenge, their effectiveness on stage, and how much I personally enjoyed the performance.
Country music trio Lady Antebellum has decided to change the group name to Lady A, in light of recent events in America. Like may others in this nation they are reassessing their lives in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder and riots in this nation. The group us taking a stand for Black Lives Matters because they, like many other Caucasian Americans were stunned to watch the African American man die on video. People all over the globe could not believe that police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
K-pop. What is it? A world of wonders? Depends? A place that sucks you in like a black-hole and you can most likely can't get out of once you're in? Most likely. You'll end up in a place where fanwars happen and learn about sasaeng fans.
I often listen to Blondie, especially their song "The Tide is High", but it wasn't until recently when I finally decided to check out its accompanying music video. And goodness me - what do I make of this?
Colette Balmain spent about 12 hours watching Bang Bang Con, a two-day online show of a popular Korean boy band BTS. The show was a collection of previous concerts and fan meetings, which entertained many fans of BTS, also known as ARMYs.