Siena Liggins

Siena Liggins doesn’t want to be friends. The Detroit-raised, Atlanta based artist makes that much clear in her sensual and bold visual album, “Ms. Out Tonight.” Carving out a space that didn’t exist when she was growing up, Liggins brings femme needs and desires to the forefront of her music. Meeting at the center of softness and aggression, Liggins’ forward lyricism mirrors her experience as a queer artist and offers a safe space for listeners who also break the binary.

Her genuine expression of lust and sexuality has captured the likes of Paper, FADER, Billboard, Refinery29, and more, along with playlist like Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, New Fire, and the cover of Tidal’s Rising: Pop playlist. And while she’s been labeled as a “provocateur,” her songs always start out as a cathartic means of self-expression. “With my future releases, I hope it always starts with, ‘I need this to sort of fulfill this need of expressing myself,’” says Liggins. “And the hope is that people will connect with it.” So far, she’s done just that — and made some perfect songs to make out to along the way.