216. STAY PROUD OF ME by NoSo
This 2022 debut record by Abby Hwong deals with themes of gender identity and coming of age. Their moniker, NoSo, refers to the relentless question of which Korea they are originally from (North or South). Much of the album is guitar-oriented with an air of dream pop that reminds me a lot of Claud (previously covered here).
So, if you're in the mood for a deeply personal album where Hwong wears their heart on their sleeve, consider giving these tracks a listen to start out with: 'Suburbia,' 'I Feel You,' 'Parasites' and 'I'm Embarrassed I Still Think Of You.'