Tom Routledge looks at the changing expectations of queer anthems.
Album Review: Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated
Tom Routledge reviews Carly Rae Jepsen’s follow-up to cult classic Emotion.
My First Album: Robyn’s Body Talk
Pop music has always been somewhat of an obsession for me. When I look back on what started this, several songs, albums and moments come to ind, but none is more clear than hearing Robyn’s Body Talk for the first time. Re-listening to this 2010 classic almost a decade later, the production is still fresh and […]
The Exeposé Roundtable: Ariana Grande – thank u, next
thank u, next coherently details a journey that we, as a society, have been waiting to hear about Bryony Gooch: In 2018 we saw Ariana Grande transition from being a mere pop princess into the world’s favourite heroine. Her personal life constantly in the spotlight more than other stars, we witnessed her almost-marriage to Pete […]
Should we question political correctness in Christmas songs?
The words “peace and joy” have always been closely linked with Christmas time as a period of love and laughter. Certain questionable remarks made around the dinner table are shrugged off in favour of not ruining Christmas Day and keeping the family peace. There’s a reason the holiday season often comes with a high dose […]
Album Review: Tove Styrke – Sway
The first I heard of Tove Styrke was in the release of ‘Say My Name’ last April. Since then, I have been under her spell and following her every move, including the release of her third album Sway which has been highly anticipated after over a year’s worth of build-up. Although this is Styrke’s third […]
Lady Gaga: LGBTQ+ Icon
The label ‘gay icon’ is thrown around a lot these days, whether it’s describing a woman embracing and flaunting her sexuality or a straight artist subtly hinting at attraction towards a member of the same-sex in their lyrics. However, the title of an LGBTQ+ musical legend is one bestowed on only a few. One of […]