• Judith Rodríguez

LGBT+ History Month Playlist

Every year this month, the LGBT+ community celebrates its History Month, an opportunity to remember those that paved the way for us and to celebrate the figures that continue to inspire us to make a change today. This is also a nice excuse for us at the Music Team to regale your ears with a playlist full of LGBT+ bangers - old and new, from great classics to new hidden gems. Here are some of our favourites.

Adult Mom - Survival

Adult Mom is the stage name for non-binary artist Stephanie Knipe. Survival, off their 2015 album Momentary Lapse of Happily, includes lines like ‘Maybe in one year I won’t feel like a bad queer.’ They’ve announced a few touring dates following the release of their new album last year, but so far nothing in the UK. Listen to Survival here.

Marika Hackman - Boyfriend

25-year-old singer songwriter has been out since she was a teenager but has only just recently started making her sexuality obvious in her lyrics: in 2017 track Boyfriend, Marika mocks a man whose girlfriend she’s been secretly sleeping with. She has been announced for Truck Festival and Festival Number 6 this year, and we’re really excited to see what else she’s got up her sleeve.

Brockhampton - Junky

Perhaps the most exciting project of 2017, BROCKHAMPTON released their Saturation trilogy jam-packed with bold, homemade tracks and immediately caught critics’ attention. The line ‘why [do] you always rap about being gay? ‘Cause not enough n****s rap and be gay’ is perhaps the best description of frontman Kevin Abstract’s vision for the band. Insisting on being called a boyband rather than a collective, BROCKHAMPTON were recently announced as part of the Reading and Leeds festival 2018. Here’s the video for JUNKY (watch out for explicit language).

St Vincent - Los Ageless

Annie Clark, better known as St Vincent, has been producing well-loved albums for over a decade now, but what continues to make headlines isn't so much her music as who she is or isn’t dating. Our pick for this playlist is rumoured to be about one of her most famous partners, model Cara Delevingne. We think it's brilliant either way - check out Los Ageless, off her superb 2017 album MASSEDUCTION (you can read our review of that here).

You can listen to the playlist now on Livewire1350's Spotify - check it out below.

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