Music

Queer Jams of the Week: New Music From Doechii, Becky Hill, St. Vincent & More

After you’ve sufficiently yee’d your haw with Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter, take some time to play a few tracks from your favorite queer artists. Billboard Pride is proud to present the latest edition of Queer Jams of the Week, our roundup of some of the best new music releases from LGBTQ artists.

From Doechii’s banging new single to Becky Hill’s infectious new pop track, check out just a few of our favorite releases from this week below:

Doechii ft. JT, “Alter Ego”

Leave it to hip-hop powerhous Doechii to create her own new genre for a new single. With “Alter Ego,” Doechii ushers in the era of what she calls “editorial rap” — a genre she describes as “if hip-hop and house music had a baby.” The result is an irresistible, Doechii-flavored banger, tinged with Eurodance synths and hard-hitting hip-hop beats, all accompanied by the Florida rapper’s unstoppable flow and in-your-face chorus. Add in City Girls’ JT for a fiery verse of her own, and you’ve got an A+ track on your hands.

Becky Hill, “Outside of Love”

It may only be March, but rising British pop star Becky Hill is ready to give you a summer dance anthem early. “Outside of Love,” the BRIT Award winner’s latest dance-pop single, leans all the way into the aesthetics and sounds that fans of Hill have come to love — her singular voice float over a thrumming beat through the song’s building verses, before exploding into a firework of electronic ecstasy on the thrilling chorus. If you’re looking for feel-good club vibes heading into your weekend, look no further.

St. Vincent, “Flea”

St. Vincent is no stranger to the concept of lust — her seminal 2017 album Masseduction saw the singer-songwriter expounding on the topic ad infinitum. Yet “Flea,” the latest cut off St. Vincent’s forthcoming album All Born Screaming, still delivers something entirely different for Annie Clark. Bathed in blaring guitars and Dave Grohl’s bombastic drums, this “Flea” immediately burrows into you, toying with your pleasure centers as Clark’s writhing voice insists that she’s not letting you go without a fight — and after listening to this track, you won’t want her to let you go, either.

Blondshell feat. Bully, “Docket”

If you’re ready to keep rocking, Blondshell and Bully have you covered with “Docket,” their infectious new single about the chaos of an imbalanced relationship. At the start, “Docket” presents itself as a hazy, mellowed-out piece of self reflection, where both Blondshell and Bully are looking for some validation about the push and pull of romantic ambivalence. By the time the first chorus hits, though, listeners find themselves in a full-blown rock song, with chunky guitar chords amping up the pair’s call for “a curse” or “a bug” to help their partner find “someone who’s more in love.” As catchy as it is deeply relatable, “Docket” lands as an immediate standout in both artists’ already-stacked catalogues.

Cakes da Killa, Black Sheep

Much like the titular animal of his latest LP, Cakes da Killa has regularly found himself pushed to the margins of the music industry simply for being himself. So, why not give them a taste of what they’re missing? Black Sheep stands as one of the emcee’s best works to date, continuing his genre-defying style with renewed panache — jazz, house, R&B and rap all meld into one sound throughout the project — while his writing game reaches yet another career-high. Go ahead, keep underestimating Cakes; he’ll just keep showing you how wrong you are.

Stand Atlantic, PVRIS & Bruses, “GIRL$”

Take a group of queer women and ask them to write a song about women, and magic can happen. Stand Atlantic’s latest alt-pop jam “GIRL$,” featuring fellow alt-rockers PVRIS and Bruses, sees a trio of women delivering a hearty middle-finger to misogyny, unrealistic body standards, femmephobia and plenty more. The song’s hooky verses build up the tension, only to let it release in total catharsis on the amped-up chorus. Need to vent? Just press play.

Check out all of our picks on Billboard’s Queer Jams of the Week playlist below:

Powered by Billboard.

Related Articles

Back to top button