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why pop music is getting more queer

"Every time we see a push to the right politically — as we are seeing across the globe right now — it is preceded by a period of liberty, of advancement in civil rights, and of freedom of expression."
Ilana Kaplan
5 days ago
Music

gia woods is making more than 'queer pop music'

The young artist talks transcending labels, self-acceptance, and the release of her new dreamy track 'Feel It' premiering on i-D.
Erica Euse
6.6.19
Music

carly rae jepsen is pop’s underdog come to save us all

With her new album, ‘Dedicated’, out this Friday, Carly Rae Jepsen cements her status as a pop music polymath.
Alim Kheraj
5.15.19
Music

perfume are still japan's most experimental girl group

Ahead of their Coachella performance, the J-Pop group tell i-D about their new album 'Future Pop' and why they've never embraced kawaii.
Ilana Kaplan
1.10.19
Music

every amazing popstar making a comeback in 2019

This is going to be fun!
Douglas Greenwood
1.10.19
Music

how pop's most iconic women reclaimed their seats in 2018

From Lady GaGa to Janet Jackson, the late career renaissance had never been more in.
Adam White
12.21.18
Music

meet alextbh, malaysia's first queer pop star

Listen to his latest single 'walls,' premiering exclusively on i-D.
Nicole DeMarco
11.7.18
Music

miya folick can predict the future and it’s as sunny as her pop songs

The LA-based singer-songwriter’s new album 'Premonitions' is about learning to be your best self.
Nicole DeMarco
10.26.18
Music

j-pop megastar kyary pamyu pamyu talks us through her new album

Adventure through the imaginary kingdom that is ‘Japamyu’ — track by track.
Frankie Dunn
10.16.18
Music

troye sivan’s new album is a gentle celebration of queer sex and love

On 'Bloom' Troye Sivan explores some of the joy and darkness of being gay.
Alim Kheraj
8.31.18
Music

cancellations, freebies and flops: have pop concerts reached their peak?

Nicki Minaj has cancelled the US leg of her tour, and both Beyoncé and Taylor Swift were plagued with empty seats. What’s going on with pop tours?
Alim Kheraj
8.31.18
Music

why beyoncé, justin bieber, and cardi b are all singing in spanglish

And is it cultural appropriation?
André-Naquian Wheeler
1.3.18
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