Miki Ratsula’s I’ll Be Fine If I Want To

When Spotify recommended the song “Jealous Of My Brother” to me, Miki Ratsula’s vocals caught my ear and I wanted to hear more. I liked that Miki’s sound was sort of gender fluid and after looking up their Spotify page, I found that Miki is a trans, non-binary Finnish singer/songwriter whose voice matches their persona. …

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Wild Fire’s Mirrors Edge

What better way to start off the New Year than with a new album from Wild Fire, Mirrors Edge, which has a whole new sound for them. Wild Fire’s previous albums were very much pop-country and there’s some hints of that on their current ballads. However, the sister duo (Kayla and Kelli Iutzwig) have taken…

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Holigay 2023

Well, it’s December once again, that means time for me to binge cheesy Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies and download the newest diva holiday music. A few divas dropped their first seasonal singles ever, but these aren’t your grandma’s carols. Fefe Dobson’s “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” is a classic song but now with…

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Lenka’s Intraspectral

Just when things feel a little less perky and quirky in the world, Lenka drops her new album Intraspectral, and balance is restored. Although I’m a little more cynical and appreciate my revenge breakup songs, Lenka’s writing style and sound always brings a smile to my face. In my gay opinion, her fun-loving sound is…

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Another Nguyen’s Look At How Much You’ve Grown EP

Last year, thanks to Kickstarter, I found Another Nguyen’s campaign to help get her new EP, Look At How Much You’ve Grown, made and I’m glad I could play a small part by backing it. That’s the cool thing about Kickstarter, helping indie artists see their dreams brought to life. In my gay opinion, the…

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Yehra’s Ricochet EP

Yehra is back with their old-school Sade vibes on their new Ricochet EP. In my gay opinion, the EP’s jam is slow, smooth and sultry and has me living out some serious retro lounge lizard realness. Yehra’s melodic beats and breathy vocals sound like something you’d experience in a dimly-lit cabaret with red crushed-velvet booths…

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Marielle Kraft’s Good EP

“Good”, according to dictionary.com, is defined as satisfactory in quality. In my gay opinion, the only thing good about Marielle Kraft’s new EP is the title, the music itself is beyond satisfactory, it’s amazing! The four-song EP is half perky beats and half sweet balladry. In each song, Marielle defines “good” for herself. “Something Good”…

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Griff’s Vertigo Vol 1 EP

It’s been a couple years since I was introduced to Griff’s upbeat pop sound and her album One Foot In Front Of The Other. She’s dropped a few singles since then but I was excited for her new EP, Vertigo Vol. 1. It’s only a three-song taste of what direction Griff’s sound may be going…

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Twinnie’s Blue Hour (After Dark) EP

In just the three years since I became a Twinnie fan, she’s put out her Hollywood Gypsy album (as well as acoustic and reimagined versions of it), a handful of singles, her Welcome To The Club EP and now her newest EP, Blue Hour (After Dark). Can’t say that she hasn’t been busy, some divas…

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David Levithan’s Ryan And Avery

A couple weeks ago, I went to my favorite indie bookstore in Connecticut, RJ Julia (768 Boston Post Road in Madison) for a book discussion moderated by Sarah Darer Littman about the banning of books with a signing afterwards by author David Levithan. The discussion was enlightening because I heard some rumblings about book banning…

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