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Florence and the Machine - "June"
Fans believe this haunting track is a light, LGBTQ anthem in honor of Pride Month and a tribute to the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Florence sings about "those heaviest days in June" and love being an act of defiance possibly referencing the attack and queer love defying heterosexual norms.
Aiden James - "Colorblind"
"People express love in different ways and I've assigned them to colors," James told OUT magazine about the inspiration behind this video. "Some people love in a fiery red and some a more nurturing yellow. But, when someone doesn't feel the same way about you they can be colorblind to all the light you shine for them. Not seeing all the ways you illustrate your love. So, you have to let go and move on. Colorblind is less about a love lost and more about self-realization in the end."
Panic! At The Disco - "Dancing's Not A Crime"
Panic!'s new album Pray for the Wicked just hit the top of the Billboard albums chart this week. Listen to the whole album, but especially this track.
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes - "Modern Lover"
"The song is about being proud of who you love and how you love and passionately embracing that," the band told Earmilk. The accompanying inclusive video featuring gay, straight, bi, and trans people certainly aligns. Not what you'd expect from a rock band from Nashville, right?
Charli XCX - "No Angel"
Charli's making quite a name for herself for dropping experimental pop bangers. Here's another.