Music Recs: Fav songs of October 2020

It sure was nice to use the first week of November to curate my playlist of the LGBT songs that came out last month instead of, you know… focusing about anything else. Good life choices, me.

Anyway, maybe you will understand my pain of choosing only ten songs to highlight in the post itself when I tell you the mix actually is 78 songs long. A LOT of great music to choose from!!

But if that’s still somehow not enough for you, check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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Music Recs: Fav songs of September 2020

I feel like every month there are more amazing songs by LGBT artists coming out, and every month my job in choosing ten the most favourite is harder. But hey, someone has to do it. On the plus side, though, no one can stop me from making the whole playlist for the month (available at the end of the psot) 50 songs long.

If you want even more music, check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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Music Recs: Love Is Home

Not to get ahead of myself, but this is probably the best mix I have ever made. Not just because I used only great songs which also work together very well, but most of all because of theme of those songs.

I used one of the Twenty-One Love Poems by Adrienne Rich (from the collection “Dream of a Common Language”) as the original description of it & it should tell you better than I ever could, what the theme here is.

I wake up in your bed. I know I have been dreaming.
Much earlier, the alarm broke us from each other,
you’ve been at your desk for hours. I know what I dreamed:
our friend the poet comes into my room
where I’ve been writing for days,
drafts, carbons, poems are scattered everywhere,
and I want to show her one poem
which is the poem of my life. But I hesitate,
and wake. You’ve kissed my hair
to wake me. I dreamed you were a poem,
I say, a poem I wanted to show someone . . .
and I laugh and fall dreaming again
of the desire to show you to everyone I love,
to move openly together
in the pull of gravity, which is not simple,
which carries the feathered grass a long way down the upbreathing air.

I think you will all agree that having someone love you makes you feel like you’re home, safe & sound. And gay love somehow makes that feeling more pronounced. And so here we are! Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

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Music Recs: Fav songs of August 2020

The first week of August alone gave us a bunch of great songs, and then it only got better!! I’m very excited to share with you my ten absolute favourites, even though it was a hell to choose them. So don’t forget to listen to the whole mix at the end of the post, since it’s almost 60 songs long.

If you want more music, check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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Music Recs: A Chorus of Ghosts

Some time ago I said on twitter that I want to make a music rec list & asked what vibe should I go for. Hannah Abigail Clarke gave me “songs at the midsection of 🌈 and ☠️🦷🦇”. (And by the way, if you still haven’t, you should totally preorder Hannah’s book, The Scapegracers. Teen gay witches!)

I’m not going to lie. I was pretty liberal with that theme, and so my choices might not be the most obvious. All of them are by LGBT artists, of course, so all of them cover the rainbow part, really. But I treated the death and scary, monster-ish part in a few different ways.

So there are songs that talk about dying & suffering (Die Alone, Martyr) of people, but also places (Tayf (Ghost). There are songs celebrating life (BL, Gaia). There are songs which vibes made me think of a dark night. And more! Hopefully my choices are self-explanatory, but please don’t ask me to give my reasoning in actual words.

(The title of the mix comes from Tayf (Ghost) by Mashrou’ Leila.)

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Music Recs: Fav songs of July 2020

First week of August is over so that’s a high time for me to let you guys know what songs released last month by LGBT artists did I love the most. Hold on tight, because the whole mix is basically 50 songs long (it’s available at the end of the post), even if I only included the 10 absolute faves in the post itself!

And perhaps you need more music? Check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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Music Recs: Fav songs of June 2020

Pride is sadly over, but to make your mood a little bit better, here are my favourite songs that came out last month!

Per tradition, there are 10 of my absolutely favourite songs with links to their lyric/music videos below & a mix with all the rest of songs I love at the end of the post.

And perhaps you need more music? Check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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If You Liked [Insert Straight Media Here], Try…

Forgive me if I keep this brief, this post took longer than I expected, and I really need to sleep. But here it is! The final part of our “like this, try that” series, this one dedicated to solely straight media.

Apologies for the sort of… eclectic mix of media. When we thought about this, we realised we didn’t actually know a whole lot of straight media ourselves, so asked twitter (and pooled some ideas). So yeah.

Happy Pride and enjoy!

BOOKS | FILMS & TV | MUSIC

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If You Liked This Artist, Try…

Another part of our “If you liked this, try that” series! So far, we recced you books and movies this way. And now it’s time for music!

I chose ten pretty popular musicians and for each one, based on their most distinct traits, I tried to recommend you 3 less popular artists. Of course, everyone I encourage you to listen to in this post is a member of the LGBT community.

Happy Pride, guys! Discover some new music!

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Music Recs: Fav songs of May 2020

From now on, there will be only one post like this per month! I’m officially all caught up with this series! Starting July, I will me making a compilation at the beginning of the month to bring to your attention the songs that came out the month before.

Of course, like always, there are 10 of my absolutely favourite songs with links to their lyric videos below (only a few songs already have music videos) & a mix with all the rest of songs I love at the end of the post.

And perhaps you need more music? Check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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