The 90s-inspired LGBTQ+ singer-songwriter, Frances Gein, made her debut in 2021 after learning guitar during the pandemic – not that her latest single, Lest for Stress, will let you believe it.
The stellar grungy sad-pop hit will remind you of how sweet it was to discover your reigning rock icons as you lose yourself in the choral energy of the guitars and realise just how infectious The Scotland-based artist’s magnetic attitude is.
There are a few hints to hole in the lyricism, but sonically, Lest for Stress carries the same angsty soul as Blondie and The Pretenders while teasing hints of prog rock that lend themselves to the unpredictability of the earworm.
In her own words
“Lest for Stress is an angsty sarcastic social critique of being broke. It’s not a revolutionary song, but it’s a fuck you to everything, everyone, and even myself”.
She’s the icon we never knew we needed.
The single is due for official release on February 11th, 2022. You can check it out for yourself on Spotify.
Taken from his brand new 10-track ‘Neo Queer‘ album, Terry Blade shows us that trapped place that is forcing his mind to wonder why he is in this situation, to begin with on ‘Eaten Alive‘.
Terry Blade is an award-winning Washington, DC-born LGBTQ+ singer-songwriter who is now based in Chicago, Illinois.
”He has drawn comparisons to artists such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Macy Gray, and Antony and the Johnsons.” ~ Terry Blade
Featuring such a tremendous beat that is smooth and illuminating, Terry Blade is rather superb on a tale that urges himself to avoid listening too much to someone who he knows should be in his past already.
With vocals that catch your attention quickly and bring you fully into this worrying picture, this is a track to play when you are trying to find the strength deep inside you to seek that escape door and move into calmer waters.
‘Eaten Alive‘ from the highly respected Chicago, Illinois-based multi-genre musician Terry Blade, is that striking story about feeling like you are locked away with someone who doesn’t respect you but demands that you respect them. The message is real and has your heart beating – as you peek through the curtains – and see someone who is so unhappy but can’t seem to break away just yet.
Listen to this quality single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.
Bringing us the Freedom mix to remember those tragic events on 9/11 twenty years ago, Craymo reminds us to heal and hope for a better future on the inspiring new single ‘One Love One World (We Are One)‘.
Craig Raymo aka Craymo, is an award-winning singer-songwriter and proudly LGBTQ artist from Orlando, Florida, who brings us a new reggaeton beat to boost proceedings to a whole new level.
”Since 1989, when he first appeared on Star Search, Craymo has shared his gift with the world, and the world has taken notice. He’s licensed a plethora of songs in television shows and indie films for the last two decades, and he’s proven that his star only burns brighter as the years go on.” ~ Craymo
‘One Love One World (We Are One)‘ from Orlando, Florida-based indie Pop/Rock solo artist Craymo, is a lend-a-hand track that has a true message of helping those in need during this tough time for many millions. He sings with such a positive energy that makes you feel like a shining glow is coming from the majestic mountains above, that helps us grow and join forces again. After so much time inside, its up to us to be strong and assist those who have been down in the dumps lately.
We aren’t all totally free, until we are all happy and doing what we love.
Hear this uplifting anthem on Soundcloud and see more of his important work via IG.
As she bravely crawls away from the past relationship that ended so traumatically, Frances Gein wades through the darkness to find her light again on the terrific new single ‘Mud‘.
Frances Gein is an inspiring LGBTQ+ alternative rock/pop artist from Dundee, Scotland. She blends topics about mental health, loneliness, and existential dread into her music creations, as she aims to mix grunge and beauty together.
”She began learning guitar at the start of the lockdown in 2020 to deal with personal trauma but fell in love with the art of song writing.” ~ Frances Gein
With a gritty and honest flow streaming genuinely withing her veins, she leads us into this heartbreaking story of being with someone who selfishly just wanted to take away your energy all for themselves. Without truly caring for you – they showed you their true intentions eventually – that let you away from that toxic web of doom, so you could heal up to love properly like you truly deserve and smell that romantic perfume.
”Inspired by the poetry of William Wordsworth, ‘Mud’ looks back at abusive relationship with a sarcastic tone.” ~ Frances Gein
‘Mud‘ from the talented Scottish alt-rock/pop solo artist Frances Gein, is the story of knowing that sometime in the future you will be okay. Right now however, you are still steaming with the vivid memory of not being loved properly by a former lover who let you down badly. She sings with a real maturity and takes us on a movie-like journey through the mess that you didn’t want to endure, but certainly learnt from.
Sometimes you have to be at your absolute lowest, to reach the exciting highs that will complete your hungry soul.
Hear this new single via the Spotify music channel and see more on her IG.
In her latest single, ‘Tired’, Sarah Proctor treated her ever-growing fanbase to a stripped-back world-weary piano ballad that evades heteronormative stereotypes and hyper-normalised queer archetypes to paint a depiction of two women in love.
The semi-orchestral ballad carries all of the tenderness of a single by Bill Ryder-Jones, Tom Odell, Daughter and Bon Ivor. As her gentle, profound vocal timbre resonates above the sombrely minimalist keys, the vulnerability almost starts to feel like gravity.
As a queer woman who often feels ostracised by many facets of LGBTQ+ culture, it is beyond refreshing to find a relatable voice, a sincere artist looking to introduce reality onto the airwaves.
Since making her debut in 2020, the UK artist has garnered over 1 million streams on Spotify alone. Fans from all over the globe are drawn to the UK-born, LA-based artist’s intoxicatingly honest take on romanticism away from hyper-sexual toxic narratives.
The official video for Tired premiered on August 20th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
Xana is at her enchantingly brilliant best with her brightly performed new single about never giving up on who you truly desire called ‘Kitchen Light‘.
Xana is a massively talented Queer Canadian indie alternative-pop artist who fuses in some ravishing indie rock and exciting electronic vibrations. She has a wonderfully elegant style that is stacked full of class, and has your whole body in absolute raptures.
”I write songs about women and things that drive me mad.” – Xana
You feel her love towards her friend and things gets rather racy as the obvious tension between them is so palpable, as her eyes are locked and only want to be close to one person. This a catchy song so sumptuously delivered, it has your excited heart beating so fast – as you remember when you were with someone splendidly incredible – who you wanted to kiss so passionately all night long.
”Xana’s music encompasses themes of LGBTQ romance, female empowerment, sex positivity, self reflection and discovery.” – Xana
‘Kitchen Light‘ from the proudly LGBTQ Canadian pop artist Xana, beams blisteringly into our hearts with a lovers bow and has you feeling so hopeful again. This sweet story tells us that you could of given up as they were perhaps going to stay with someone else, but you told them how you felt and the dynamics changed.
This is a terrifically sung single that heats up the cold night, and has you feeling like you should tell your crush how you truly feel too. You just never know how it might turn out.
Stream this brand new single on Spotify and check out her IG music page for more beautiful vibrations.
As he looked inside deeply to see what was really going on, Lewie Foxx knows that his partner is playing away from where he should with the passionate new single called ‘THRU UR PHONE‘.
Lewie Foxx is a London-based queer indie pop/dance artist. He makes that passionate music that is loud and proud, as he sings about issues that are tough to face in this harsh world.
”Lewie’s musical influences are eclectic to say the least, but one artist in particular inspired him like no other: the incomparable George Michael. After hearing ‘Spinning The Wheel’ back in ‘96, Lewie finally found a musical idol he could follow and relate to more and more as he grew older.” – Lewie Foxx
With a knowing tone, you feel his heart-beating vibration emanating from your curious speakers. He has such a pure voice and the exposing-the-lies lyrics open up the naked curtains to show who is for real, and who really isn’t.
‘THRU UR PHONE‘ from London-based indie pop/dance artist Lewie Foxx, is a screenshot of his life as he sings with so much zest and vigor. He looks for the exit as grew disillusioned with the games and mistrust that grew over time, as he just wants to be happy and be with someone who is truly caring. This is a spark-filled single that will have you pondering whether your lover is truly there for you, or being sneaky, and getting their attention elsewhere.
Stream this new sensual single on Spotify and see more via his IG page.