Category Archives: Pop Thoughts

Why Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu’s “Q.U.E.E.N” is Helping Destroy the Gender Binary

“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am”, chants Monae on her new single, “Q.U.E.E.N” with the infamous and captivating Badu. With a video that portrays the powerful duo as space rebels frozen in time by

Why Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu’s “Q.U.E.E.N” is Helping Destroy the Gender Binary

“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am”, chants Monae on her new single, “Q.U.E.E.N” with the infamous and captivating Badu. With a video that portrays the powerful duo as space rebels frozen in time by

“It’s Been Awhile, … But I’m Here Now” aka Oops, I Haven’t Posted A Lot

So, I haven’t posted in a bit of time – about five months or so. First and foremost, my bad. Some may know, but  I am a college student and just finished my junior year; the spring semester, of which,

“It’s Been Awhile, … But I’m Here Now” aka Oops, I Haven’t Posted A Lot

So, I haven’t posted in a bit of time – about five months or so. First and foremost, my bad. Some may know, but  I am a college student and just finished my junior year; the spring semester, of which,

Best in 2012 – Grimes Bring Dream Pop Back

Coming out the gate early with a January released, Grimes’ Visions may have faded from some’s memory, but the record proves to be a brash and energetic innovation on how to make a do-it-yourself record and electronic sounds. It might

Best in 2012 – Grimes Bring Dream Pop Back

Coming out the gate early with a January released, Grimes’ Visions may have faded from some’s memory, but the record proves to be a brash and energetic innovation on how to make a do-it-yourself record and electronic sounds. It might

Best in 2012 – Solange Knowles Finds New Groove in “True” EP

Aiming to give her big sister, the famous Beyonce, a run for her money, Solange Knowles’ newest effort, the EP True provides a look into a kaleidoscope of sounds. Knowles gain notoriety, and rightfully so, for running forward musically and

Best in 2012 – Solange Knowles Finds New Groove in “True” EP

Aiming to give her big sister, the famous Beyonce, a run for her money, Solange Knowles’ newest effort, the EP True provides a look into a kaleidoscope of sounds. Knowles gain notoriety, and rightfully so, for running forward musically and

Best in 2012 – Frank Ocean Opens Up About Life and Sexuality in Channel Orange

An unexpected turn came for the 25-year-old this year when he ended up releasing his major label debut, channel ORANGE. The first bits of controversy came when a music reviewer cited bits of lyrics in songs like ‘Forrest Gump” and

Best in 2012 – Frank Ocean Opens Up About Life and Sexuality in Channel Orange

An unexpected turn came for the 25-year-old this year when he ended up releasing his major label debut, channel ORANGE. The first bits of controversy came when a music reviewer cited bits of lyrics in songs like ‘Forrest Gump” and

Best In 2012 – Wynter Gordon Shows She’s More Than A Beat

Starting off the list is the in-progress series of releases from dance force Wynter Gordon. After finally releasing her debut album With The Music I Die, Gordon has taken on a more alternative route and has worked on a series

Best In 2012 – Wynter Gordon Shows She’s More Than A Beat

Starting off the list is the in-progress series of releases from dance force Wynter Gordon. After finally releasing her debut album With The Music I Die, Gordon has taken on a more alternative route and has worked on a series

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Get PLUR With Sea-Punk Influenced Performances and Videos

So, I don’t want to say I predicted it – though I did – but sea-punk is slowly becoming more and more prominent in mainstream music outlets, most recently thanks to both Azealia Banks and Rihanna. Oddly, in the span

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Get PLUR With Sea-Punk Influenced Performances and Videos

So, I don’t want to say I predicted it – though I did – but sea-punk is slowly becoming more and more prominent in mainstream music outlets, most recently thanks to both Azealia Banks and Rihanna. Oddly, in the span

Kreayshawn in 2-D.

Expanding to More Than Just Music – Artists Verging on Interactive Video Games

More and more, it seems, music artists are looking towards areas of technology to grow and expand their creative brand. For many of them, they will often fall back on a previously earned college degree in a field like fine

Kreayshawn in 2-D.

Expanding to More Than Just Music – Artists Verging on Interactive Video Games

More and more, it seems, music artists are looking towards areas of technology to grow and expand their creative brand. For many of them, they will often fall back on a previously earned college degree in a field like fine

Clayton Hawkins’ ‘PIXELS’ & the Possible Realities of a Successful Gay Male Pop Star.

Let’s say it now – Clayton Hawkins is a pop artist who is a dude who happens to like dudes. There’s no big reveal with smoke and mirrors and odd throwing back between “he” and “she” pronouns in his songs

Clayton Hawkins’ ‘PIXELS’ & the Possible Realities of a Successful Gay Male Pop Star.

Let’s say it now – Clayton Hawkins is a pop artist who is a dude who happens to like dudes. There’s no big reveal with smoke and mirrors and odd throwing back between “he” and “she” pronouns in his songs

Marina & The Diamonds Takes Back The Power With New “How To Be A Heartbreaker” Video

Throughout the history of time, women have often overtly expressed their sexuality in order to feel free from oppression and the thought that women must follow the ideal of the pure virgin. Even the beginnings of religion, like that of

Marina & The Diamonds Takes Back The Power With New “How To Be A Heartbreaker” Video

Throughout the history of time, women have often overtly expressed their sexuality in order to feel free from oppression and the thought that women must follow the ideal of the pure virgin. Even the beginnings of religion, like that of

Kesha Unleashes Lyric Vid For ‘Die Young’ – Are Lyric Videos The New Music Video?

Do you remember when “lyric videos” would be uploaded to an artist’s official VEVO account by their label, mainly when the song was from a new artist that might not have been big yet to secure funding for an actual

Kesha Unleashes Lyric Vid For ‘Die Young’ – Are Lyric Videos The New Music Video?

Do you remember when “lyric videos” would be uploaded to an artist’s official VEVO account by their label, mainly when the song was from a new artist that might not have been big yet to secure funding for an actual