What Are We Gatekeeping Anymore?

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“We were gatekeeping her from the Swifties,” the comments were coming through on a TikTok I made about introducing Ethel Cain to my Taylor Swift group chat. This was in 2022. Ethel Cain made Preacher’s Daughter my favorite album of that year. Ethel Cain was, by no means, my discovery. While she wouldn’t be considered mainstream, the song “American Teenager” …