New music from out music artists for your summer weekend:
First up is the new single from Peter Thomas, “Look at What We’ve Done,” which breathes new life into the ever-relatable position of finding you’ve fallen for someone and didn’t see it coming.
“When did home start to look like your face? / When did I make you my best mistake?”
Who among us hasn’t spent time wondering if they’re doing the right thing?
The music video for the summer-breezy track, directed by Joe DeSantis, was shot in one continuous take.
Thomas, who has written songs for Pink and Betty Who, recently told Billboard, “This song feels like an exhale.”
Jesus goes to Pride in this new music video, “Macy,” from queer recording artist AMO.
Drawing inspiration from songwriters like Amy Winehouse, Tracy Chapman, and Kurt Cobain, AMO blends elements of pop, rock, soul, country, and blues.
The music video for ‘MACY’ was inspired by AMO’s time as a member of the Mormon Church. AMO wanted to create a sympathetic portrait of a queer Christ figure attending a Pride parade along with up-and-coming artists as members of the 12 apostles.
Out singer/songwriter Kyle Motsinger just released his latest single, a groovy, bouncy bop titled, “Love On Each Other,” in advance of his upcoming album to be released this winter.
Working with producer and collaborator Corey Tut, the track features big disco beats and slinky 70s strings making for an upbeat affair which was Motsinger’s goal.
The artist says current headlines of “crowds chanting against immigrants” and “transgender people being murdered in the streets” inspired him to counter that with some positivity.
“It’s a sneak peek of the more upbeat sound I’m cultivating for my Sophomore album that will be released this winter,” says Motsinger. “I hope everyone takes away from the song that we have the power to change the world if we open our hearts and ‘Love on Each Other!’”
The result is fun and bubbly musical magic.
Bisexual Swedish pop star Tove Lo teams up with Finnish singer ALMA for her latest single, “Bad as the Boys,” an airy summertime pop bop.
“’Bad as the Boys’ is about my first summer girl crush when I was in my teens,” says the singer. “It’s about that sting you feel in your heart when you know summer is coming to an end and so is the romance.”
Out actor/singer Kat Cunning recently released her new single, “King of Shadow,” which has been featured on the hit Netflix series Trinkets where she plays rocker chick, “Sabine.”
Since her performance of “King of Shadow” on the show in mid-June, Kat’s streaming platforms have seen 7.8 million streams with “King of Shadow” garnering over 3 million streams.
“The themes my music ends up being about are sexuality, religion — as one of those metaphors for sexuality and love — and also heartbreak and love,” she told PEOPLE in 2018.
In “King of Shadow,” Cunning exudes seductive romantic confidence that combines with rich pop production resulting in a richly-layered musical tapestry.