Music has always been a powerful medium for self-expression and storytelling. For many individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, it has served as a means of finding solace, understanding, and empowerment. Throughout history, numerous artists have fearlessly embraced their identities and used their music as a platform to advocate for queer rights and visibility. Read more: 10 Trans Artists To Fall In Love With On International Trans Day Of Visibility In an exclusive chat with 23-year-old queer musician and activist, NOAHFINNCE, he shares 5 LGBTQIA+ artists that left a resounding impact on his life and who have deeply inspired him as… Read more »
Nashville’s rock titans, The Pink Spiders, are generating immense excitement ahead of their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Freakazoid, set to release on July 7. However, their impact extends far beyond their music, as they proudly demonstrate their support during Pride Month. Last month, the band made a resounding statement by releasing their second single titled “Devotion”. A powerful tribute to drag culture and an unwavering display of support for the LGBTQIA+ community in Nashville. With Freakazoid on the horizon, The Pink Spiders are not only delivering their trademark sound but also using their platform to promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity.… Read more »
Happy Pride Month, idobi fam! We love you all and want to remind you that no matter who you love or who you are, there’s a place for you at idobi.
When you think about your favorite childhood films, it is likely that a Disney Princess or two come to mind. If you grew up in the late 90s or early 2000s, you were probably obsessed with singing songs from each soundtrack with your parents. Something is to be said about how this music made us feel as kids. With today’s diverse and inclusive lineup of characters, how this music makes us feel today. The current catalog of Disney Princess songs features a wide range of genres and cultural influences. From the shimmering sounds of Middle Eastern guitars in ‘Aladdin,’ to… Read more »
With his recent anti-trans comments, Alice Cooper has shown he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But people are paying attention, and that’s dangerous.
Controversial and in-your-face rocker, TX2 is back at it again with another banger. This time, he went full seduction on his new track “Degrade Me.” The provocative and aggressive new tune is all about being submissive to your partner, in a way that is obviously attractive. You rarely see men in music making statements like this, but that is honestly what TX2 is all about. He isn’t afraid to say the things that other people won’t. With a chorus like “Degrade me, to keep me hooked / I’ll let you break me, ’cause you fuck so good / I’m a… Read more »
All summer, grunge alt-pop sensation, Royal & the Serpent, has been creating heat waves on Fall Out Boy’s So Much For (Tour) Dust run. In an interview earlier this year with idobi’s Nick Major, the mastermind behind the project, Ryan Santiago, reveals, “I’m gonna start dropping two-ish songs at a time, put them on little—we’re gonna call them rat traps… We’re gonna do two songs a month and then eventually they’ll all form one big project.” And she has delivered. From the sensational RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint double-single “ASTROTURF” and “ONE NATION UNDERDOGS” package, that unknowingly transformed into a… Read more »
Sitting here in July, it’s important to reflect on the fact that Pride Month is now behind us, but the work that’s necessary is anything but. The reality is that Pride, AAPI Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month are useful in that they amplify issues for those that need them amplified. But if you’re a part of one or more of those communities, or if you’re a true ally, then every month is Pride, AAPI, Black History, and Women’s History. This writer chatted with Tegan and Sara a couple of weeks ago, and they were highlighting the importance… Read more »
Lynks has shared a new electro-disco banger, all about making the most of your best years whilst you have them, even though that sometimes leads to bad decisions.
For Americans across the nation, this July 4th might not feel like one worth celebrating. June 30, mere days ago, the Supreme Court of the United States made three major rulings, which, in short, overturned affirmative action, halted President Joe Biden’s plans to cancel student debt, and legalized discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals. Additionally, last year at this time, SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, setting abortion rights back by decades. Refer back, even further, to 2020 to see the federal government’s botched response to the COVID-19 pandemic, unchecked police power used against marginalized communities, and more. So, truly, it is well… Read more »