Exclusive Interview: pop artist VNCE on his new album Queer “I was never open & transparent about my sexuality…I felt I couldn’t live my life authentically”

LA-based pop singer/songwriter, VNCE (pronounced Vince) launches his honest, sexually charged new album Queer today, Friday May 8th. Working with his longtime collaborator Joe Pepe, pop multi-hyphenate z a c k y and fellow singer/songwriter Brooke Day, he's produced some sizzling autobiographical summer anthems about his WeHo days and nights and getting over an unrequited... Continue Reading →

Bright Light Bright Light releases ‘This Was My House’ Single & Video

Bright Light Bright Light’s (Rod Thomas) new single and video, directed by Tyler Jensen, This Was My House are wildly prescient during our current quarantined global existence. Scenes of Rod (and his strategically placed disco ball) in his apartment juxtapose with a veritable rainbow of out-of-doors’ liberation scenes culminating in some very ‘non-social distancing’ dancing... Continue Reading →

On Repeat: Malia Civetz’s debut single Broke Boy

Here at The Queer Review towers we've had one track on repeat the past few days, rising songstress and vocal powerhouse Malia Civetz's debut single Broke Boy. Backed by a bold piano and hard-hitting handclaps, Malia’s traffic-stopping voice takes centre stage as she declares her lover is “not a billionaire baller or dough boy" but "he know how... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Paul Michael on his debut album Pain & Love

Singer/songwriter/producer Paul Michael releases his debut album Pain & Love on all streaming platforms today. His beautiful queercentric electronic opus features collaborations with other LGBTQ+ vocalists like the R&B artist Janockeil as well as the London based synth-pop artist Zhero. The Queer Reviews editor spoke exclusively with Paul Michael about his inspirations and musical heroes. James... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Vardaan Arora on his new single Drama — “It’s time we start shifting queer talent into the mainstream”

This week The Queer Review's Eric Langberg sat down with his friend, gay pop artist Vardaan Arora, to discuss his latest single Drama, a delightfully catchy bop about the pleasures of gossiping with your best friends. Vardaan spilt the tea on all things Drama, a collaboration with nicopop co-written by fellow pop singer Emily Vaughn,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Composer Paul Englishby on his music for The Inheritance “my feeling was that the music should gently put it’s arm around the audience”

With Matthew Lopez's multi-Olivier winning The Inheritance now in its final weeks on Broadway The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke exclusively with composer Paul Englishby about creating the play's achingly beautiful music. Scoring for theatre, film, television, dance and opera, Englishby is perhaps best known for his BAFTA-nominated work on BBC's Luther starring Idris Elba. His jazz inflected... Continue Reading →

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