Goodness, this mix is incredibly late—I’m so sorry, loves! June so far has been such a whirlwind with the launch of Portrait of My Body as a Crime I’m Still Committing & Half Mystic Journal’s Issue VII: Aubade, working on a new short film, updating the Love Lives Bot, filling out various university paperwork for roommate selection & disability accommodation & intended majors, & of course packing up to move out (I’m leaving for the U.S. in three weeks & it still stuns me!). If you’re still searching for some new tunes to which to open windows & attend Pride marches & kiss the sun, perhaps the ones here might help.
If you’re in Singapore, I have two last events before I leave for the next four years: come request a custom poem from me at Whabby! Music Carnival’s Typestry event this Saturday, June 22nd, or head to Dorothy’s Bar to listen to me & three other incendiary queer writers sing poems of revolution & ruin at Pink Reads on July 6th. There will be copies of Portrait for sale at Pink Reads but not at Typestry—I can’t wait to see you there.
Finally, a few songs for June! This month’s mix has a lot of Conan Gray, who is a new discovery for me & reminds me of strawberry stains & pacific yearning & petals scattered in the driveway & everything ruined by a sharp & daring light. Also, Troye Sivan, Lana Del Rey, Handsome Ghost, Orla Gartland, & more crooners & shakers to soundtrack the February of summer. My friends, I hope your June is bathed in pink noise, the kind that’s taken months to get here, the kind that doesn’t know anything but how to stay. xx