It’s Pride Month, and we want to take this opportunity to introduce some of our incredibly talented LGBTQIA artists! We celebrate these artists all year round, but today we wanted to highlight our new LGBTQIA Pride Playlist, introduce you to the amazing artists featured, and celebrate their successes and talent. Here we go!
Meet The LGBTQIA Artists & Stars Of Our Pride Playlist
Without further ado, let’s explore these talented artists and their successes, hard work and talent.
Hailing from Milwaukee, this Indie Pop / Alternative sister duo create glossy, ’80s inspired excellence. Formerly known as Vic and Gab, this pair were on the fast track as one of the city’s fastest-rising independent bands.
In 2015, they graduated from Vic and Gab to become REYNA. Taken from a play on the Spanish word for ‘Queen’, this new era signalled a poppier sound with a name that “represented their culture, where they come from and, of course, powerful women”. Since taking on their new moniker, the sisters have collaborated with producers Drew Pearson (Kesha, Lights) Simon Oscroft (The Aces) John Feldman and Derek Furhmann.
REYNA have independently released a series of singles which have garnered over 5 million combined streams on Spotify to date. This duo has secured features on Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Indie Pop! and Feel Good Indie Rock. They have also opened for CHVRCHES, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Naked and Famous and played festivals such as Summerfest, SXSW, Lincoln Calling and Middle of the Map.
REYNA were also named the Project: Aloft Star winner, beating out over 2,000 bands nationwide. The prize included a national/international tour with Aloft Hotels and a single track deal with no other than Capitol Records!
Nicole Reynolds (She/Her)
The true definition of home-grown, Nicole Reynolds resides on a farm that she built herself in New Jersey. A multi-talented artists, she also teaches special needs kids music programs.
Her music has a traditional Appalachian feel with a positive twist. Nicole possesses a super unique voice, and is a moving and authentic singer-songwriter and folk artist. Her tracks are simple and smart, with lyrics that tackle big topics with beautiful finesse.
For fans of Kimya Dawson, Feist, Bob Dylan, Joanna Newsom and the Juno soundtrack.
Progressive Insurance National TV Commercial, Microsoft, MTV, Vimeo TV Commercial, indie films and more
Christopher Norman / Fid (He/Him)
Christopher Norman is an electronic, dream wave production genius based in Austin, TX! Weaving intricate gems, fans of James Blake, Gotye, Little Dragon, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Miike Snow, Ratatat and Kavinsky should definitely check him out! Christopher has created remixes for Katy Perry, Chrome Sparks, and Stockholm superstars Newtimers. He was also featured in Vibe Magazine for his remix of the track Hopscotch.
Some of Chris’ notable placements include Facebook Messenger, Amex, Eileen Fisher, Vail Resorts, Solomon, Monster Energy, Body Glove, Hulu’s ‘Casual’, Marmot, Surfing Australia and Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Neu Yeuth (She/Her, He/Him)
Neu Yeuth is the LA-based electronic-pop brainchild of Claire Grayson and Huntington Filson. Grayson (from Salt Lake City) and Filson (a student of Cornish College of the Arts) fused their creative minds together and hit the ground running in the industry. The duo is known for their electrifying live performances, with self-made beats, liquifying vocals that melt together, and a shared passion that radiates uniqueness. They pull inspiration from the dead of night, writing in their studio that is illuminated by just a neon glow.
Their comprehensive lyrics reveal relatable truths such as reminiscing about the carefree nights in your adolescent years, or uncovering the darkness of our undiscovered future – and everything in between. Floating on a bed of light synths and melodies, the duo provides an illuminating sound that brings the lucid dreams of youth to life. With influences such as Grimes, Purity Ring, and CHVRCHES, this summer, Neu Yeuth will carry the digital sounds from across the sea to the Pacific Northwest with their debut self-titled EP.
Somaya (Any/All Pronouns)
Somaya is an Indian-American singer-songwriter with a huge passion for LGBTQ+ and South Asian issues. Based in New York City, they have gained traction on both Spotify and TikTok.
Beginning to play guitar around the age of 13, Somaya sees music and songwriting as a source of healing. After trying to separate queerness from their music, Somaya has found that they can be authentically themself. This has led to eye-opening music that inspires many around the globe to be themselves, also!
Our LGBTQIA Pride Playlist
Now that you’ve met some amazing LGBTQIA artists in our catalog, don’t forget to check out our LGBTQ playlist to hear them in action.
Please also check out these LGBTQIA organizations to support:
We want to say a huge thank you to the artists featured, as well as all the LGBTQIA artists in our catalog that inspire authenticity, being comfortable in your own skin, self-discovery and fighting for queer rights. We stand behind you and we support you, always!
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