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The ‘hungover-pop’ pioneer pays homage to pop music legend and queer icon Madonna in her latest self-directed music video for dreamy new single Desperately Seeking Susan, titled after the Queen of Pop’s hit 1985 movie. “I’ve been up all night, and all you’ve done is break my heart, by leaving me here all alone, staring at my phone,” she sings on the track, which deals with the intense longing to be loved that many queer people feel. To celebrate the new...

The two-day event, which took place in collaboration with Pride in Music, saw hitmaker MNEK invite a host of diverse queer artists including Olly Alexander, L Devine, Leo Kalyan, Bryn Christopher and Sakima to collaborate and share experiences. GAY TIMES were invited down to Warner Chappel Studios to get an insight into the camp, as well as conduct a roundtable discussion with four of the talented artists in attendance: MNEK, Rina Sawayama, Ryan Ashley and Caitlyn Scarlett. Together, they discussed whether...

Lucky for us that Kate Stewart has delivered just that with her new single Get Mine, bringing together R&B and some throwback pop for a truly addictive anthem. Kate wrote the track with three of her best friends, including former GAY TIMES cover star MNEK, rising singer-songwriter Ryan Ashley, and Shift K3Y.  “We had never written all together before, although we all write separately a lot of the time,” Kate said of the experience. “We wrote the song in about an hour,...

It’s only been six months since the pop superstar dropped her record-breaking fifth studio album Thank U, Next, but Ariana’s wasting no time moving on as she’s just dropped a brand new single with singer-songwriter-producer duo Social House. “We’ve always had so much fun working with Ariana, so we’re really excited for this song to finally be out in the world and for our fans to hear it! We hope everyone loves it as much as we do,” said Social...

At this year’s Newport Folk Festival, country legend Dolly invited Brandi – who had curated a set of all-female performers including Linda Perry and Maggie Rogers – on stage to perform a duet of I Will Always Love You. “It was just a little song that I felt from my heart,” Dolly said when introducing the iconic track, joking to her fellow country star, “Im talking my head off, you got anything to say?” to which Brandi replied, “Just that...

The outrageously titled Norman Fucking Rockwell – which features previously released singles Mariners Apartment Complex, Venice Bitch, Hope Is A Dangerous Thing and Sublime cover Doin’ Time – will drop on 30 August, less than a month away. Lana shared the cover artwork on Instagram, in which she appears on a boat alongside actor Duke Nicholson. The photo was taken by Lana’s sister Chuck Grant. Lana also shared the tracklist for the album, which includes a number of songs fans have...

The song is a glittery pop banger swirling with 80s-inspired synths and catchy hooks. Lyrically, it speaks of overcoming heartbreak and becoming the person you’re meant to be, with a message of hope for the future. “Look At Me Now is about coming out on top after ending a bad relationship, about wanting something better for yourself and the reaction of friends and lovers who don’t understand why you want that,” explain Futuretape. “It’s also about being proud and about how...

Lil Nas’ Old Town Road just became the longest-running number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The viral country rap anthem has now spent 17 consecutive weeks at the pole position, beating out Mariah Carey’s and Boys II Men’s collaboration One Sweet Day and Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. The song’s success has been boosted on the charts by numerous remixes, the most popular one being the Billy Ray Cyrus version, which became the country star’s...

Songwriter Patrick Leonard, who worked with the Queen of Pop on Like A Prayer, has uploaded unreleased recordings from the critically-acclaimed album to YouTube in an attempt to thwart an unauthorised auction of the singer’s personal items. The uploads include demos of lead single Like A Prayer and third single Cherish – both of which Patrick says were recorded by Madonna on the day they were written – as well as an unreleased song called Angels With Dirty Faces. The cassette...

2019 seems to be a good year for new theatres opening in London; continuing that trend is the brand-new Troubadour Theatre in White City. Home to two performance spaces, Peter Pan is playing in the larger, 1,200 capacity theatre; vast, boxy, and featuring exposed rigging, it more closely resembles a miniature arena than a traditional theatre space. Although this production is large in scale, at times it felt a little bit swallowed up by the cavernous space in which its...

Prior to the horrific events at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016, America’s deadliest attack on an LGBTQ+ space occurred at the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans. One night in the summer of 1973, 32 people died as the result of an arson attack on the bar. The View UpStairs gives an account of the events of that evening, viewed through a contemporary lens, with original music, lyrics and book by Max Vernon. The show’s concept demands a significant amount...

Grace Martine Tandon is known as her stage name Daya. The singer is from Pennsylvania and grew up in the public eye thanks to some major pop hits including “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.” Her song “Don’t Let Me Down” teamed her up with musicians The Chainsmokers’ and led her to the top 10.  She was invited to the White House to perform for the 2016 East Egg Roll and came out publicly as bisexual in October of...

Based on Robert James Waller’s bestselling 1992 novel – and subsequent film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep – The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Francesca, an Italian woman who has moved to the USA with her American husband Bud to raise a family. While Bud and the children are away at the Iowa state fair, a National Geographic photographer, Robert, stops at the house to ask directions; he has been tasked with taking photos of...

After delivering a string of stunning music videos this era – including the Joan Of Arc-inspired Dark Ballet and political call-to-action God Control – Madonna is stripping things back for her new Batuka clip, directed by Emmanuel Adjei. Batuka is one of the most experimental tracks on the Queen of Pop’s new album, channeling Batuque, a traditional style of music created by the women that originated from Cape Verde. The video features the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras, modern purveyors of the genre, and was shot...

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