Is this the heat and humidity? Is this a reward after the patriotism? Are Megan Rapinoe’s soul as well as the U.S. National Women’s Football Team passing on through? Four queer female performers were forced to abandon some amazing songs against us this week, whichever the cause.
I Wish by Hayley Kiyoko
How many of you have chomped out that someone before going to the loo to cry? That’s precisely the situation’s artistic counterpart. Hayley Kiyoko gets upset yet funky about the need for a chilly lover onto the line, however her singing voice on the melody leaps into some kind of bitter wistfulness. The lyrics, I wish, I wish, I wish I found love makes this obvious. Equally impressive seems to be her self-directed video, which pays great tribute to The Craft in Costume as well as the Exorcist in Choreography.
Prophet by King Princess
KP released more nuggets throughout the shape of the whole track as audiences tend to wait for the soon-teased album. For her, the dripping, melancholic song is an aesthetic deviation, strongly sampling from 90s R&B to complement her Fiona Applesque voice. The lyrics, however, are typical King Princess, bursting with love and praise. Especially with her lyrics, What I can think of you and what it is like walking around you.