After Christine and the Queens' unexpected, globe-conquering debut album in 2014, the titular singer retreated to France to work on a follow-up. This past May, she emerged with a new single—and a transformation. She was now a crop-haired, muscle-flexing, hip-thrusting Lothario. And her name was short, too: Chris. But one thing hasn't changed: she continues to make pop’s brashest, queerest records with absolute clarity. Read @evebarlow's profile of the singer at the link in bio (and see more of @eriktanner's stunning photos).