No performers incite as much mass hysteria as the female pop star. I’m certainly not immune. I’ve always held a special place in my heart for Mary J. Blige, and Beyoncé feels like a transcendent artist I’m excited to be alive to experience in real time. Standom is real and present and shows no signs of going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so. In a music industry as sexist and troubling as ever, it is comforting to see so many strong women utilizing their skills to turn all of us into their most impassioned supporters.
Friday Playlist: For the Fandoms
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