In June, we celebrate Pride Month, which will be an entire month of festivities to commemorate the influence the LGBT community has had on the entire world. There’s still a long way to go to taste equality, but we’re getting there through art and music, one queer artist at the time.
In this week’s Tunesday, let music be part of your Pride month celebration as we give you tunes to listen to from very talented LGBT musicians.
“I Remember” – ILoveMakonnen
Rapper ILoveMakonnen came out via his Twitter account, and controversy came in when rap trio Migos gave a not so favorable response about the revelation in an interview, which led to social media backlash on the group.
“Body” – Syd
Lead vocalist of the soulful band The Internet Syd Bennett released her solo album Fin earlier this year. “Body” is the album’s second single displaying Syd’s sensual vocal prowess.
“Silver Horizon” – Trey Pearson
Leading the Christian rock band Everyday Sunday as singer before they disbanded, Trey went on to pursue a solo career, as well as publicly announcing his sexuality. His solo album is yet to be released.
“All I Gave Her” – Julia Weldon
Julia Weldon was in a coma two years ago and went through extensive rehab before recording songs in England. Watch out for her tour.
“Grown Up Fairy Tales” – Taylor Bennett featuring Chance the Rapper & Jeremih
Brother of Chance the Rapper, Taylor is already making his own mark in the music industry. He released his third mixed tape called Restoration of an American Idol this year, which included this track. He revealed that he’s bisexual a day before his 21st birthday.
“Know Your Name” – Mary Lambert
She was the featured artist in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit “Same Love” and from there, she’s been doing very well with her solo endeavors. She released her album Bold that included this song.
“In For the Kill” – Shamir
He’s genderqueer, as how he would describe his sexuality and as for his voice, it’s countertenor. But however he labels himself, we think he’s amazing. Read our feature on Shamir here. – THE D