Miss Geena’s Pop Matters!

Kiwi Pop Princess Miss Geena shares her musical musts for your self-isolation. Five pop artists who will add some sparkle to your day. 

Lontalius

I was lucky to see this incredible artist perform at Auckland Pride’s OurParty. It’s refreshing and important to see talented queer representation in the NZ music industry. The Wellington-based singer-songwriter’s 2019 eight-track All I Have is a must listen featuring the glorious single Make My Dreams Come True. His latest EP Alive is a dreamy collaboration with Japanese musician Singular Balance, perfect to drift off too.

Benee

Grey Lynn resident Benee hasn’t just been slaying the charts here in NZ and Australia, thanks to her song Supalonely (a collaboration with ultra-cool crooner Gus Dapper becoming a viral dance challenge on TikTok the song has charted in multiple European countries and the US. This follows up her previous huge hits Soaked and Glitter which also enjoyed international success.

Lady Gaga

My most anticipated album of the year is about to drop! Lady Gaga’s Chromatica is giving me all I need to feed my hungry pop heart. The futuristic cyberpunk pink aesthetic of her music video for powerhouse hit Stupid Love is just a taste of what’s to come, and I’m gagging! There is a rumoured duet with Ariana Grande, which is sure to return Gaga to the top of the charts, as well as collaborations with K-Pop girl group Blackpink and rapper Ty Dolla $ign.

Dua Lipa

Just in time for Pride, Dua Lipa gave us all we needed, in camp dance track Physical. I was lucky to witness herm perform the track live for the first time at the Sydney Mardi Gras Party and had an out of body experience! She is just about to drop a new song Break My Heart as express goes to print. Her new album Future Nostalgia (her first in three years) just dropped. Considering her last album produced eight singles we are likely to hear a lot more from Disco’s newest queen! [And OMG – check out her dad! (pictured) – Ed.]

Harry Styles

I am still obsessed with Harry Styles’ album Fine Line, especially the tasty single Watermelon Sugar. In November he is bringing his Love tour to New Zealand. What I love about Harry is the sense of freedom with what he wears. Clothing shouldn’t be gendered and Harry is using his platform to express that. He will be supported on tour by British breakthrough act Mabel (the daughter Neneh Cherry), who’s been enjoying the success of hit Don’t Call Me Up.

Miss Geena is a Transfeminine Musician/Drag Artist from House of Drag Season 2 and host of the Ribbon Tied Dreams podcast. Her latest singles Pop Off Sis & Intruders are available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube. Discover more at MissGeena.com