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Gay Agenda, Sept 8: Tove Lo's 'Disco Tits,' DragCon, Sam Smith & More

  
    

Gay Agenda is a weekly column for Billboard Pride where we run down a few fab things before the weekend. Between new tracks, music videos and pop culture moments, we want our readers to be prepared for boozy brunch conversation. Don't forget to follow Billboard Pride on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest and greatest LGBTQ talents and our fiercest musical allies.

1. Sam Smith has returned with “Too Good At Goodbyes," another all-too-relatable ballad from the crooner. Before listening, make sure to have a pint of Häagen-Dazs handy. We’ve found that chocolate chip cookie dough pairs well with tears for an irresistible sweet ‘n’ salty combo.

2. If “Love So Soft” is any indication, Kelly Clarkson’s Atlantic Records debut, Meaning of Life (due Oct. 27), is going to be massive. The track’s music video is one of Clarkson’s biggest productions to date -- and we’re here for it!

3. With such an abundance of new pop tunes (aside from the aforementioned, we also got new tunes from Demi Lovato, Zayn and Sia), don’t overlook Tove Lo’s groovy new jam, “Disco Tits.” The track is just as effortlessly cool as its singer.

4. DragCon is making its NYC debut this week -- and we’ll be there with self-described “glamour toad” Ginger Minj and 8-year-old viral star Lactatia. Come say hi!

5. We’re thrilled to premiere VIZIN’s music video for her cover of Sylvester’s iconic disco hit “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).” The Native American drag queen does the track justice and the accompanying visual features cameos from RuPaul’s Drag Race favs Manila Luzon and Mariah Balenciaga, model Brandon Cole Bailey and “Human Ken Doll” Justin Jedlica, among others.

6. Terms like “situationship” and “sidepiece” have icky connotations, so Atlanta-based R&B singer Victor Jackson coined a more understated term with his new song, “Layover.” Check out the video for the song, which is inspired by dancer Bob Fosse.

7. Have you followed Billboard Pride's monthly playlist yet? Curated by NYC-based DJ Jon ALi, September's Queer Necessities features favorites like Frank Ocean and Fifth Harmony and buzzy new talent like Vardaan Arora, Gia and Kwaye.  

Need more gay? Check out past editions of Gay Agenda below and follow Billboard Pride on Facebook.

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Aug 18: Cher's New Trap Track, Cakes da Killa, TWINKIDS & More

Aug 11: Halsey Prefers Vodka, Kelea, Aaron Carter & More

Aug 4: 'Will & Grace' Reboot Gets Second Season, Neon Trees, Lady Gaga & More

July 28: Sia Removes Her Wig, Matt Bomer, Charli XCX & More