When it comes to music, I love my pop divas just as much as the next gay ‘mo, but sometimes my ears crave something more than a finger-waving, scale-running primadonna. But as someone who grew up mainly listening to pop music, I find it difficult to break away from my comfort zone to discover something new. That’s why I really liked gay.net‘s list of “5 New Favorite Gay Musicians.” Below, you’ll find vids from their chosen handful of gay (and one gay-ish) artists from all around the world.
My favorite? Chile’s Alex Anwandter. Yea, I know, his music leans toward the ’80s-Madonna vibe, but his songs are super catchy and I love that certain burst of pep that you can only get from South America. I love Carletta Sue Kay, too. Her work is a little more subdued, and, come one, she’s a 47-year-old man who performs in a rats-nest of a wig and a miu miu. What’s not to love? Give ‘em a listen and let me know what you think.
1. ALEX ANWANDTER
2. CARLETTA SUE KAY
3. KID KONGO AND THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS
4. SCOTT MATTHEW
5. FOXY SHAZAM