Gay Agenda, Jan. 15: Kylie Minogue Teases New Music; Plus Troye Sivan, Soju & More
Gay Agenda is a column for Billboard Pride where we run down a few fab things at the start of each week. Between new tracks, music videos and pop culture moments, we want our readers to be prepared for happy hour kikis and water cooler conversation.
1. Kylie Minogue teased a new track called “Dancing,” due this Friday (Jan 19). The song kicks off her Golden era, which the Aussie describes as a change of pace: “It’s ended up with a different direction for sure, but essentially I’d still say it’s very much a Kylie record.”
2. Troye Sivan dropped his sexiest music video to date, “My My My!”, a menagerie of strobe lights and sex appeal. The 22-year-old confirmed on Twitter that he will be performing “My My My!,” as well as a second new song, on Saturday Night Live this week (Jan 20).
3. When you get a second to come down from your Troye-induced euphoria, give Hayley Kiyoko’s sapphic video for “Curious” some love. The colorful clip features slick choreography and a steamy encounter with a former fling. The singer-actress is gearing up to release her debut album, Expectations, due March 20.
4. Culture critic Ira Madison III partnered with Crooked Media to release Keep It!, a podcast that promises to be “a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we’re all obsessing over both.” For the first installment, titled “Leave Oprah alone!,” Madison is joined by former Jezebel writer Kara Brown and comedian and writer Louis Virtel for a discussion about the Time's Up initiative and social media’s obsession with #Oprah2020.
5. Canadian crooner Mathew V is keeping it upbeat for the follow up to his independently released debut EP Sounds, which was about a boy that broke his heart: “Since that EP, I’ve had a lot of time to heal, and I’ve had a pretty frickin’ amazing year which gave me some glue to put all of the pieces back together,” Mathew told Billboard. “With “Broken” I wanted to branch out sonically and lyrically from the sad songs I’ve made in the past, and try some self-empowering, full-on pop.”
6. Chicago-based drag queen Soju has unleashed the clip for her debut song “So Juicy,” which takes inspiration from classic K-pop music videos. "So Juicy" features a cameo from Drag Race alum Jaymes Mansfield and is the first single off K-pop Idol Reject, Soju’s mini-album due in June.
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