Video game enthusiast Owen Pallett dropped his JRPG inspired moniker a few years ago but has stuck with his bizarre take on experimental orchestral music inspired by the intersection of technology and art. The project forFeast of the Broken Heartis a sonic achievementwith peaks of joyful energy, homage to disco and also heartwrenching emotional lows. She's especially active and a little explosive on Twitter, calling out artists like Iggy Azalea on their cultural appropriation and exploitation. InAgainst Me! Eternally fashionable, Zebra Katz continues to release haunting electronic music with equally as intriguing fashion videos to match. Check out the list of icons below and vote up your favorites.
While "Chandelier" marks Australian artist Sia's largest solo success to date, if you've been listening to the radio at all in the past few years, then you're already familiar with her work.
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But knowing that as soon as I could escape, I would, and that I would find freedom and solace. Bradford Cox Deerhunter, Atlas Sound. Shortly thereafter, country star Ty Herndon came out. Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania. Indie bands and underground house shows are quickly gaining traction and winning the support of a few die-hard fans. His voice, equal parts powerhouse belt and heartbreaking falsetto, is now ubiquitous on the radio.
Elton John is arguably the most popular gay musician in the world. The fact that these attitudes have been behind some of the biggest hits of the past decade is only reassuring. With three mixtapes, a handful of EPs, and an album in the works, Mykki had toured the globe independently until a few weeks ago, when she was signed to K7 Records. The significance of this year and the role of music within it cannot be overstated. Complementing her music is Banks' prolific career as a public figure.