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Jason Scott

PREMIERE: Jessie Hyde Finds Catalyst for Healing on Debut EP UNSUPERVISED

  Jessie Hyde had no clue how cathartic making her first EP would be. With a background in modeling, tech, and entrepreneurship (as the founder of Glucose Goddess), songwriting revealed itself after an especially brutal breakup. She knew she...

Lenii Launches Tea Sessions With Backyard “Cereal” Performance

Lenii likes to drink tea (Barry’s Tea to be exact). While in quarantine with two friends, musicians Ryan O’Shaughnessy and Baby Bill, the trio easily down 12 or 13 cups of a day ─ apiece. Having grown up in...

Emma Taylor Explores Feelings and Fears with “Made Your Bed”

“I’m terrified,” whispers Emma Taylor. Her muted, somber admission opens her brand new song, “Made Your Bed,” a piano-based track, premiering today on Audiofemme. Its softness is deceiving, as the Los Angeles singer-songwriter wrestles with her demons and a...

Charles Fauna Crafts Timely Sci-Fi Concept Album With Debut Yonder

You have to let Charles Fauna’s Yonder wash over you. It’s the kind of record that soothes an anxiety-ridden mind. His lush, effervescent soundscape ─ extracted from such influences as Kid Cudi, St. Vincent, David Bowie, and Joe Goddard...

How The Artist Formerly Known As Madelin Transformed into That Brunette

Starting from scratch was a major risk, but she was willing to take it. Formerly known as Madelin, Brooklyn’s queer-pop goddess reemerges this year as That Brunette, a purposely nondescript moniker, the vagueness part of her mystique. Even as...

REVIEW: Lauren Ruth Ward Burns Hot on Vol. II

Lauren Ruth Ward spits fire. She always has. Her vocal lashes are cut from a Janis Joplin cloth, and her configurations are nearly as gutsy, raw, and unruly. Ward’s second album, Vol. II, is a real soul-shocker of a...

Soleima Unleashes No-Holds-Barred Debut Powerslide

There is ripe aggression embedded in Soleima’s work ─ and she likes it that way. “Yeah, are roses red and the violets blue? / So what the fuck did you think that you could do?” she sings on the...

PREMIERE: Julian Daniel Brings E-Boy Culture to Life With New Video

Julian Daniel soaks in the e-boy aesthetic. Perusing his Instagram – culled images of internet fantasy, bubblegum pink hair, and over-exposed filters – you quickly learn that it’s more than a passing fad. Daniel is as authentic as they...

2010s IN REVIEW: Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’ Saved Me From Myself

TW: The following contains the author’s recollection of childhood sexual assault. I remember the day only in fragments – like my head is broken. The sweet spring air rustled my short blonde locks, and white-hot sun peeked through the...

Lindsay Kay Reveals A Song’s Evolution on New EP

Calling from a six-week writer’s residency in the small mountain town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, Lindsay Kay is feeling a creative high these days – while also enjoying a much-needed recharge. “This place is really fantastic. They literally...

REVIEW: BHuman Has Landed With Intergalactic Queer Concept LP BMovie

B movie sci-fi and horror flicks are special kinds of charmers. The Blob (1958), It Came from Outer Space (1953), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and War of Planets (1966), among countless others, all possess a particular aesthetic:...

INTERVIEW: Carlos Vara Emerges a Superstar on Debut EP

Carlos Vara is living his best life. He’s unapologetically queer, and as you’ll witness in his “Confident” music video, he commands the room. His presence is both imposing and inviting. He slinks through the crowd, drawing admiration and awe-struck...

ONLY NOISE: How Britney Spears Became My GenderQueer Muse

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Jason Scott embraces zir genderqueer identity with a little help from pop icon Britney Spears. Britney Spears’ …Baby...