Matt Author

Queer and Poz, John Grant Returns with a new album, “Love is Magic”

John Grant Love is Magic (Partisan Records / Bella Union) “Love’s a s***show that requires work. It’s not all lollipops and rainbows … and macaroni and cheese and John...

“Life”: Boy George & Culture Club Return with Their First Album in 20 Years

Boy George & Culture Club Life (BMG) On their first new album in two decades, Boy George & Culture Club transcend genre to deliver a truly celebratory party album. As...

Troye Sivan’s Newest Album Reveals a Queer Artist in Full “Bloom”

Troye Sivan Bloom (Capitol Records) The Australian singer-songwriter’s sophomore album is sexy, confident and unabashedly queer. The former YouTuber (who was one of the first...

Jake Shears Cuts Loose From Scissor Sisters With a Solo Outing

Jake Shears Jake Shears (Freida Jean Records) The former Scissor Sisters frontman returns to the limelight with his debut solo release, an album that seamlessly melds vintage...

Is it Art? Is it Pop? Fans Hail the Return of SSION with His New Album “O”

SSION O (Dero Arcade) On his third studio album, the first in nearly a decade, SSION (born Cody Chritcheloe) takes his unique blend of DIY art-pop to outrageous new heights. Since...

Florence + the Machine Crank it Up With “High as Hope”

Florence and the Machine High as Hope (Republic Records) Chronicling subjects including her complicated connections to her London-based family, romantic relationships and even art...

Off “The Voice” and Back with a New Album, Christina Aguilera Launches “Liberation”

Christina Aguilera Liberation (RCA Records) Featuring collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West, Ty Dolla Sign and 2 Chainz, the diva’s latest record breaks new...

Ephorize Brings Rap Diva CupcakKe into the Mainstream

CupcakKe Ephorize (Self-released) At just twenty years old, über sex-positive, body-positive Chicago-based rapper CupcakKe (born Elizabeth Eden Harris) has garnered a massive and...

Felix and the Future’s New Album, Holy Hands Vol. 2 is Trippy and Tuneful

Felix and the Future Holy Hands Vol. 2 (Self-released) Blending past-embracing tribal imagery with future-facing space age sound, Felix and the Future’s music spins stories...

Lepore: Scenemaker Amanda Lepore Takes Her Music Back to the Future

Amanda Lepore LEPORE. (Self-released) The unmistakable trans nightlife personality returns with a new EP of sexy, flirty tunes inspired by her travels around the world. Lepore...

Get Lost in Matt Palmer’s Newest Collection of Love Songs

Matt Palmer Get Lost (Self-released) The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter’s new EP gorgeously chronicles the ebbs and flows of newfound love. In the style of recent Beyoncé...

Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Brings R&B Down Home

Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods (RCA Records) Reuniting with the likes of Timbaland, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and acclaimed blues singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton,...