There’s something special about listening to an empowering song full of hope on Pink Dot’s recent livestream. QYO’s live performance of her emotive debut single Waiting for a Change isn’t only fitting for the LGBTQ-affirming event but also pushes us to strive for the change needed to make Singapore a more inclusive nation. The local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist shares that the song “symbolises the changes and challenges that people [herself included] have gone through in life, and how change is best embraced with optimism.” With powerful lyrics and even more powerful vocals, Waiting for a Change is the song you need to strengthen your Pride playlist.
Similar to last year, Pride is looking different this year due to Covid-19 restrictions where all public events include Pride parties are to be cancelled or given a digital update. But that’s not stopping the LGBTQ+ community from coming together online or offline with a maximum of five people, and celebrating the freedom to love and be their ultimate selves. Virtual parties or IRL, you’ll need the stuff gay anthems are made of. And who better to play than LGBTQ+ artists and allies? Besides the usual suspects – Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive and Village People’s Y.M.C.A. – here are the songs to add to your Pride Playlist.