Because it’s time to move on from “Sweater Weather” and support some relatable queer artists.
Frank Ocean, “Solo”
It’s hell on earth and the city’s on fire,
Inhale, in hell there’s heaven
Allison Ponthier, “Cowboy”
It took New York to make me a cowboy.
Now everybody knows.
Even if I change my clothes.
Arlo Parks, “Hurt”
Oh, wouldn’t it be lovely to feel somethin’ for once?
Yeah, wouldn’t it be lovely to feel worth somethin’, huh?
Cavetown, “Ur Gonna Wish U Believed Me”
You’re gonna wish you believed me
God, I wish I was happy
The frayed threads of recovery
Crushing me from above and underneath
Claud, “Soft Spot”
Pull the covers over our short hair
Pretend like the city wasn’t there
Like it was only just us two
Hayley Kiyoko, “Chance”
Cause I know I still think about her plenty
If I found the confidence, yeah, would she let me?
Or does it always have to be this way?
Joy Oladokun, “taking the heat”
What else am I gonna have to lose
What other magic tricks will I have to do
Until I finally have nothing to prove
Alextbh, “still mine”
You know I’ve not been thinking straight babe
‘Cause you’re still mine inside my head
Brandon Stansell, “Hometown”
Now, I can’t change it and that’s okay
‘Cause I’ve learned to let it go
It’s out of my control
It might sound crazy but
I should say thank you
‘Cause now I finally know who I really am
Carlos Vara, “Numb”
I’m not sure I have a choice
Too tangled up to know anymore
You fill me up to pour me out
You build me just to break me down
Donna Missal, “Girl”
But I wouldn’t choose this
When women hate on other women
Everybody loses, yeah, hey
Frankie Simone, “War Paint”
Would it be for permanence sake
If I swear we’ll be better, will we be okay
Do you think you will come to forgive me?
Kiddy Smile, “Be Honest”
Give it a lil’ respect, whatever you expect, give a lil’ respect
If you want some in return
Leo Kalyan, “the edge”
I wonder if love is a crime as I stand on the ledge
I’m guessing that this is my time as I stand on the edge
My personal favorites from this list are “Cowboy”, “Taking the Heat”, and “The Edge”! I hope you enjoy these songs and find some new favorite queer artists to listen to!
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