First Out: New music from Bright Light Bright Light, Fletcher, Flavia and more


If you need some weird additions to your Labor Day weekend playlists, look no further; Billboard Pride is here to help with First Out, our weekly roundup of some of the best weekly new music from LGBTQ artists.

From a colorful new video courtesy of Bright Light Bright Light and Caveboy to Fletcher’s new single, check out some of our favorite new releases from this week below.

Bright Light Bright Light & Caveboy, “It’s good, it’s good”

With their brand new music video for their track ‘It’s Alright, It’s OK’, pop singer Bright Light Bright Light and indie star Caveboy have turned their backs on themselves. Instead, the entire new clip focuses on New York drag artist and activist Glow Job, as she puts on makeup while socializing in her apartment.

As the song takes on its full disco anthem glory, Glow Job appears, fully formed on the roof of his building for a special solo show. “It’s alright, it’s OK / Break the silence, break the chain,” Rod Thomas moaned towards the end of the song.

Fletcher, « The One »

The final track from singer-songwriter Fletcher’s upcoming EP S bands (ex), “The One” sees the 26-year-old singer find some serious flirtation amid the fallout from her relationship. Things start to get hot and difficult, including the production of the song, when Fletcher makes it clear to his partner that they shouldn’t be hoping. “I’m having fun right now / You’re not the right one, but you could be the one right now,” she sings.

Flavia, Out loud

With her first electro-pop infused EP, Flavia is ready to trace the different touchstones of her coming out. Each of the four tracks in her new project sees the rising pop singer discussing a different aspect of her process – “Switch,” for example, explores the star’s sex life in queer space, while a song like “ Them “comes across as a loving tribute to the trans community, not binary. The connective tissue between her songs, however, is the excellent production and vocals she brings to her project, proving that she is a musical force destined for greatness.

Gia Woods, « Chaos »

If there’s one word to describe the state of the world in 2020, Gia Woods knows it’s “Chaos.” On the dizzy new pop single, Woods examines a toxic relationship she was a part of where the ups and downs causing the whiplash became too much to bear.

“Relationships are great because you feel comfortable with each other, flaws and all, but when things don’t work out it becomes more of a codependency,” she said of the single in a statement. . “One thing I realized is not to confuse this kind of roller coaster relationship with love. When you’re young and immature, you think that’s the only thing that matters. And while it can be fun, a relationship has to be more than that. ”

John Cameron Mitchell, New American Dream (Part 1)

It’s not common to see an artist promoting their own work as “a lockdown-inspired, remotely organized platonic musical orgy” – but then again, not all artists are quite like John Cameron Mitchell. the Hedwig and the angry thumb creator unveiled his brand new benefit album New American Dream (Part 1) Friday, supporting causes important to Mitchell, like Burritos Not Bombs, the Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund, while featuring a cavalcade of special guests including Leland , Alynda Segarra and Ezra Furman.

Dua Saleh (feat. Bas), «Re (a) d»

On her captivating new single, singer-songwriter Dua Saleh teams up with rapper Bas to get her point across. With “Re (a) d,” Saleh combines his lively lyricism with a smooth, straightforward production value, reversing meanings and putting the track back down for fast-firing bars. “If you hit the town I’ll paint it red / And if you decide to hit my phone I’ll let your ass play,” she sings over the chorus of the song.

Shuga Cain, « Sweet Love »

RuPaul’s Trail Course Season 11 alum Shuga Cain is ready to show her fans what she’s got with her debut single “Sweet Love.” The groove dance track sees the star pose powerful vocals to big beats as she seeks attention from her beau. With her music video, Shuga doesn’t make a fuss – from costumes and special effects to choreography, this drag star makes sure you remember her early days.


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