!! OMG Playlist: February 2021 !!

OMG, it's February 2021 Playlist

Every month, our music editor ED curates a special selection of newly released music for the OMG Playlist on Spotify (follow us @omgblog).

February is the month of love! Valentine’s Day helps remind us of the platonic, romantic, and familial loves in our lives. Naturally, this playlist wouldn’t be complete without a love song.

This month, Claud leads off the playlist with “Overnight” from their just-released album Super Monster (read our original Q&A with Claud here). In the new bop “Same Size Shoe,” Serpentwithfeet sings about finding a lover that fits you in more ways than one.

And February has gifted us a brand-new anger banger from Russian Feminist Punk Band, Pussy Riot. In their new song “RAGE” the group demands the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny along with political prisoners.

LDSXOXO puts a colorful spin on Shygirl’s “Tasty” for the official remix EP. If you thought the original song was groovy, sparkly, and sexy, wait until you hear this! Check out more of LSDXOXO here.

Other February highlights include new music from Cardi B, Octo Octa, La Femme, Lunice, FKA Twigs, Cakes Da Killa, and many more.

Listen to the full OMG, it’s February 2021 playlist after the jump!


!! OMG, a Q&A with Claud !!

Claud Mintz by Photography by Angela Ricciardi

Photography by Angela Ricciardi

Last week, singer-songwriter Claud Mintz debuted their remarkably catchy, emotionally potent new record, Super Monster. The release holds the now very covetable status as the first entry on fellow songwriter Phoebe Bridgers’s nascent record label, The Saddest Factory (Get it? Satisfactory?).

The premiere status is bound to bring 21-year-old Claud some much-warranted attention, given Bridgers’s recent detonation into the mainstream following the success of her doom-filled 2020, Grammy nominated record, Punisher, and a much talked about appearance on Saturday Night Live (read the OMG.BLOG Q&A with Phoebe here).

Claud’s 2019’s single “I Wish You Were Gay” should have been an indication of the anthemic potential of their ability to craft relentlessly infectious pop songs, written from the perspective of a young person in and out of love through a sometimes crushingly relatable Queer lens. The songs are imbued with influences ranging from grunge to ’90s R&B to, as we touched on in our conversation, the increasingly indefinable “indie rock.”

Claud Super Monster

While the link to Bridgers and her new label will undoubtedly send fans in Claud’s direction, it’s clear that these songs stand on their own as one hell of a debut album from a fully-formed young artist.

We caught up with Claud to talk about the new record, their songwriting process, but mostly about like, love and stuff.

Read the full Q&A after the jump!


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