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The queer Pop-2018 : sounds of the rainbow

The perfect parents – they love their offspring unconditionally, to buy good food and great clothes, and are always there for him and everything until he or she is 31. Yes, parents like you singing the praises of Sam Vance-Law in his Song, "Gayby", can wish for a child only. However, a bureaucratic procedure stands in front of the family happiness, because the parents are a male couple: "So be our gayby/ And it should only take A year or two/ For the papers to come through/ We'll be your family", - is spoken in the lilting three-minute, reminiscent of the early Adam Green.

The song, there is also a colorful Video with lots of sweet young children, is on the in March released the debut album of the canadian Berlin transplant Sam Vance-Law. It bears the title of "Homotopia" (Caroline) and fanned a lively chamber-pop kaleidoscope of gay life and love. From the kiss at a high school prom to the marriage proposal after the club visit, are the ten Songs is the expression of a remarkable queer matter of course, which has been shown in the Pop-2018 more clearly than ever before. The Song and video production in the Western hemisphere reflected a never-before-seen diversity of identities and desire forms away from the heterosexual mainstream.

the queer musicians not only in the niche regions moving, but included many of the leading forces in the industry. First of all: Blood Orange, with its R'n'B masterpiece "black Swan" (Domino), which combines his experiences as a Youth with the comments of the presenter and TRANS activist Janet Mock, as well as Janelle Monáe, with their third Album "Dirty Computer" (Warner). The latter was the case of the English-speaking criticism in this year's second most talked about Album ever. This resulted in an analysis of 169 best of the year lists by the Internet portal Metacritic.

On the between Funk, R’n’B, Rap and Pop, oscillating plate, the 33-Year – old black, female Power, beauty, and queer desire, celebrates. Most clearly this comes in the Video for their funky Hit, "Make Me Feel", in which she flirts with a woman than with a man. Suitable Monáe in the American "Rolling Stone said," for the first time publicly that she sees herself as queer and pansexual, so people of all genders to be attracted. It is an open secret that she currently has a relationship with actress Tessa Thompson, the lady from that Video.

Personal and Performtes mix Pop

If queer musicians Express their identity, this is important, as in pop music since the end of the division of labour in production, as you write in the song factories of Tin Pan Alley took place, always Personal and Performtes mix. This is exactly what makes its charm. "Pop musicians are the, speak of yourself, self my and yet all of these forms of use, has reserved the West for the fiction, for the fiction of all types: Narrations, songs, long and short films, iconic pictures," writes Diedrich Diederichsen in his book "On Pop music". So even a Stefani Germanotta told with their extremely stylized art figure of Lady Gaga is always ultimately your feelings. This is the appointment with the Fans, which you can open spaces so that projection and Identification.

may not be As exciting and attention-promoting it, if it happens to be in these spaces only heterosexual, have Stars such as David Bowie, Lou Reed and Madonna understood early on in their careers. The game with the Codes, and accessories for the gay and lesbian culture was just this: a game, a self-exploration and a Phase in which you paid tribute to a scene respect. That music deal and musicians are open about their Bi - or homosexuality, which non-heterosexual readings of their songs are possible, however, remained an exception.

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In the allegedly open, progressive Rock and pop taboos and Fears are amazing durable. So there were about for Dusty Springfield and Janis Joplin, have no Alternative to the Image of the good or wild, heterosexual girl. A gradual change have been initiated since the eighties, the Pet Shop Boys, Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Somerville, Boy George or kd lang. However, the audience for queer interpretations of their works needed knowledge is usually a add-on that was in the "You" in the texts, however, rarely clear which gender was meant. And who had no eye for Campness and gay dress codes, was able to keep Freddie Mercury in fact, until his Aids-death for straight.

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