Also in this week: Daya, Gen V, and a new book by Isle McElroy


How’s your week been? Tiring? Don’t worry, these new queer releases will help you make the most of your weekend whether you’re going out to the club or staying home snuggled in bed. 

MUSIC: Chappell Roan – The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess

If you want an album to stream this weekend, check out queer icon Chappell Roan’s debut album The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess. With songs like Femininomenon, this deeply personal album makes for sensational listening. 

In an interview with Variety, Chappel said: “I love the queer community. When queer people are together, it’s the happiest, most vibrant feeling. The shows are a way for me to give a safe space to queer people and to have fun and dress up. It feels like magic on stage. I’m literally getting teary-eyed because it’s everything I ever wanted.”

TV: Gen V – Amazon Prime 

Starring Lizze Broadway and Jaz Sinclair, Amazon Prime’s new superhero series Gen V is a queer spin-off of The Boys by Kripke. The lives of hormonal, competitive Superheroes are put to the test as their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries are stretched to their limits. 

BOOK: People Collide by Isle McElroy

From the acclaimed author of The Atmospherians, People Collide explores marriage, identity, and sex. When Eli leaves his cramped apartment, he realises that he now strangely inhabits his wife’s body. Even stranger, his wife is now nowhere to be seen and it’s his job to find her again. This book explores the boundaries of gender in an exciting and refreshing way. 

MUSIC: Daya – Downtown 

Following the success of her previous release Juliene, queer icon Daya has released her new track Downtown. This sultry new track is perfect for listening to on your next night out and marks a distinct move in Daya’s sound. 

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