Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make 'Valentine'

When it was time to start work on the second Snail Mail album, Lindsey Jordan only had a couple of songs ready. “If I don’t actually have anything to write about, I’m not gonna write anything. I don’t want to. I don’t want to waste my time — I don’t want to waste anybody else’s […]

The Regrettes capture longing and heartache in "You're So F*cking Pretty"

The Regrettes summarize the painfully familiar feeling of having a crush on a friend with their latest track, “You’re So Fucking Pretty.” The track addresses the confusion that comes with having a crush, such as wondering if the feelings are mutual and the overwhelming fear of rejection. Read more: The Linda Lindas pay tribute to […]

Maggie Lindemann captures the pain of unrequited love in "She Knows It"

Maggie Lindemann is exploring her emotions in her new single, “She Knows It.” This track is the latest music since the Alternative Press cover star’s debut EP, PARANOIA, was released at the start of 2021. Read more: Painted Flowers jewelry and apparel hosts rising stars for launch party “I wrote this song about liking a […]

Rina Sawayama and Elton John rework "Chosen Family" into powerful duet

Over the past year, Rina Sawayama and Elton John have forged a close friendship after John named SAWAYAMA his favorite album of 2020. Now, the duo has come together to reimagine “Chosen Family,” Sawayama’s powerful ballad that is all about the love and acceptance found within the LGBTQIA+ community. For the new rendition, John incorporated […]

Rina Sawayama is revisiting "Chosen Family" for new collab with Elton John

Rina Sawayama is revisiting her powerful ballad “Chosen Family” with the help of a familiar face. For the new rendition, the Alternative Press cover star has joined forces with the legendary Elton John who used his signature vocals and piano to give the track a fresh spin. “Chosen Family” originally appears on her 2020 album […]

Phoebe Bridgers and Claud discuss identity and representation in music

This week, Phoebe Bridgers and Claud sat down with Proud Radio’s Hattie Collins to openly talk about identity and the importance of representation in music. Both artists also discussed their own experiences with discovering their identity and how their journeys impacted who they are today. Each episode of Proud Radio features progressive LGBTQIA+ artists and […]

20 LGBTQIA+ artists giving the world a big middle finger right now

It’s an election year, the world is in the middle of a pandemic and the importance of fighting for the rights of underserved and marginalized people is bigger than ever. One thing we can be grateful for is punk rock. Be it in sound or spirit, punk is a driving force we need to keep […]

Here are the LGBTQIA+ bands who should already be on your playlist

Alternative music genres that are distinctly queer and LGBTQIA+-oriented aren’t easily discoverable without the help of word of mouth. As platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Twitter continue to showcase bands who promote individuality and unapologetic expressions of gender and sexuality, LGBTQIA+ musicians continue to grow at a rapid pace.  Typically, alternative genres such as […]

Instagram, Facebook blocking women, LGBTQ-owned ads, brands say

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are under fire from queer and feminist brands who say the platforms refuse to run their ads on users’ feeds.  Feminist newsletter Salty revealed recently that it tried to run ads on Instagram of its latest cover, but was denied. Salty also runs a website with a focus on […]

Netflix refutes sexuality-based algorithm for 'Love, Death & Robots'

Netflix has been accused of changing televisions series’ playback order based on viewers’ sexualities. The rumor started after a gay Twitter user, @LukasThoms compared his order of episodes to his straight friend’s, according to NME.   While the Twitter user started watching Love, Death & Robots, a new Netflix series, he reported that the episodes […]