The first thing you hear on “Reborn,”—the first track off of singer/songwriter Tiger Goods’ new album “Most Improved Award,” is an affirmation.
“This is for everybody who’s been depressed.” Goods says, “you can make it.”
The EP that follows is at once breathy, danceable, and heartbreakingly confessional. Since Goods came on the scene with 2019’s “Sorry,” followed by 2020’s “Mean Girls,” inspired by the iconic film of the same name, lesbians everywhere have been obsessed with this signature combo. “Most Improved Award” keeps the high school theme going with mellow, introspective tracks like “Mentions” and “Just You” that explore just how narrow the gap is between our adult queer selves and our scared, closeted high school entities.
Today also marks the release of “Found My Friends,” the first new music we’ve heard from pop artist Hayley Kiyoko since 2019’s ecstatic “I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit.” It’s giving us mellow, vaxxed-girl summer poolside vibes, and honestly, that’s kind of the vibe we need right now. “I can’t be alone/beside myself,” Kiyoko croons. “I need some help.”
Girl, don’t we all.
Rounding things out is a lovely, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by Drag Race UK’s “Miss Congeniality” herself, Bimini Bon Boulash. Girl group Little Mix dropped their video for “Confetti” today, and in addition to being delightful, it features Boulash in an uncharacteristically understated look. She’s serving Grace Slick, honey, and we’re loving it.