“Struggling on your own in the music business is very hard and self-defeating sometimes,” the Stockholm-based singer says. “Getting rejected and comparing yourself to everybody is a lifelong struggle.”
To celebrate the release of “Face My Fears” and Kingdom Hearts III, out now on the PlayStation 4 and XBox One, Billboard caught up with Skrillex about working with Hikaru Utada, his deep connection to the game franchise and his upcoming projects.
“We wanted to show more of our culture because there are a lot of people like us right here in the U.S. We wanted to say, ‘Hey, you’re not alone. We’re all going through this together,’” says Vic Banuelos, one half of the sister duo Reyna.
“We were able to cast incredible dancers in a really short space of time, literally the day before rehearsals. It was an all-queer POC cast. Literally everyone on the creative team and on set was queer, so it was such a celebration," Rina Sawayama tells Billboard.
Hayley Kiyoko wasn’t kidding when she sang “girls like girls like boys do.” Love, curiosity and attraction between women is nothing new -- and it’s certainly not a novelty, like some media might suggest.