INTO’s roundup of our favorite new releases vows to remain purposefully intersectional in highlighting the best in queer music, both emerging and established. Because when things take a turn and you need a lift in spirits or just a distraction, music continues to serve as one of the most practical forms of self care.
What the month of September lacked in volume, it made up for in undeniable substance. Boy band with queer member BROCKHAMPTON’s Iridescent debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Robyn shared the highly-anticipated title track from her forthcoming album Honey. Self-identified radical indigenous queer feminist Black Belt Eagle Scout issued their debut album Mother of My Children, successfully carving out their due space in the world of music. Kelela dropped the very queer femme supergroup ‘LMK’ remix followed by Kaytranada’s version of the song ‘Waitin.’ (Both will be included in her upcoming remix album featuring an impossible roster of QPOC musical legends.) Lastly, the return of Chicago’s Noname with sophomore album Room 25 should be on everyone’s radar.
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Photo by Clifford Prince King.