MEDUSA: REVENGE POP ARTIST

Medusa is a nonbinary "revenge pop" artist based in Buffalo, New York. Like their namesake, they have embraced the power of being seen as a monster. Their coming-of-gender LP, Boy of the Year, sparked a blaze through 2020's underground queer scene. Its unique sound - drawing from hip-hop, hyperpop, nu-metal, and cheerleading chants - drew the attention of blogs globally. Thanks to a viral TikTok push in January 2021, their cult following increased twenty-fold. This new attention caused a resurgence of one of the first songs, Danny Phantom, a dark raptronica confessional about eating disorder recovery which is quickly approaching half a million streams. The hallmark of Medusa's budding career is the personal connection fellow outcasts feel to both them and their music.

TIKTOK
41k followers
640k likes

INSTAGRAM
10k followers

SPOTIFY
10k followers
23k monthly listeners

25k playlist adds
 

INTERVIEWED BY:
•The Daily Public (Print; New York) x
•WRFI (Radio; New York) 
•SecretEclectic (Blog; US) x
•Soundriv (Blog; Poland) x
•IntoFruition (Blog; New York) x

•Blonde Records (Webseries; US) x

FEATURED IN OR RECOGNIZED BY:
•YMX Radio (Radio; London) 
•Bucketlist (Blog; US)
•Buffablog (Blog; New York) 
•Soundigest (Blog; Global)
•Keep Walking Music (Blog; Spain)
•Global Money World (Blog; US)
•Nebula Music (Podcast; US)
•Rarenorm (Reviewer; Twitch)
•The Independent (Newspaper; UK)

•The Q Review (Blog; Canada)
 

It sounds like a meme, but I genuinely consider myself post-gender and post-genre...Why can't I have it all? Is some alarm going to go off?”

— Medusa via SecretEclectic, 2020

REVIEW: RAW (+ INTERVIEW)
“A breakthrough. A collection of hymns of the LGBTQ+ community and those who are close to music from the borderlines of hyper- pop, trap, dark pop, and even nu-metal.” - Soundriv

REVIEW: KINDA OUTTA LUCK
“So cool it should probably be illegal.” - Soundigest

REVIEW: BOY OF THE YEAR
“Every time you think you've got a handle on it, Medusa throws you a curve ball. (Boy of the Year) is the most inventive, game-changing album I've heard in a long f*cking time.” -Bucketlist

REVIEW: WOOF
"A revenge jam...Noisy, angry, and menacing, this one is sure to pump some adrenaline into your veins." -Buffablog

Sample Tracks

CONTACT & ONE-SHEET [last updated 05.2021]