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After receiving less than favorable reviews of her new single "Go" from her loyal fan base, Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes (or Claire Elise Boucher) has decided to scrap her entire new album and start from square one.  The song was originally written for Rihanna, according to The New York Times, so it has more of a pop/mainstream feel than Grimes' previous work. Overall, it’s a huge departure from her underground electronic sound fans have grown to know and love, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good, nor is it necessarily a reflection of the album as a whole. Read More
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry. According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media Pioneer, Creative Inspiration (the only category open to artists), Rising Star and Campaigner. Read More
New music releases have been coming out left and right - and now we can add Grimes to that list as well! Last night on BBC Radio 1, she debuted her new single “GO (feat. Blood Diamonds)”.    Though she stays in her electronic wheelhouse, “GO” greatly departs from the magical sprite-meets-Windows ’98 sound we’ve come to love (and expect) from her. Instead, her new single is very trap-house, complete with a drop and no more "light as air" vocals. Read More
Last week BUST published an article called “The Classical World Can’t Stop Fat Shaming Women” about the preoccupation with opera singer Tara Erraught’s weight in several musical reviews.  Andrew Clark, writing for the Financial Times stated that "Tara Erraught's Octavian is a chubby bundle of puppy fat,” and added, as an afterthought, that her performance was "gloriously sung."  And he wasn’t the only one.  The snide commentary was everywhere. Read More
Cornrowed badass Brooke Candy is releasing her new EP, Opulence,  on May 6th – and she dropped a music video for the album's title track earlier this week. Candy, who considers herself equal parts stripper and rapper, had her breakout with a verse on Grimes’ track “Genesis” and then quickly released her own single, “Das Me,” which propelled her to cult icon status. Her sound is a smorgasbord of contemporary styles (the fast spitting of Nicki Minaj meets the fierceness of Iggy Azalea meets electronica, IMHO) ... Read More
Former BUST cover-woman Grimes is a bit like a shooting star: she rarely comes out of hiding, but when she does it's seriously magical. Was that analogy too corny? Oh well! You know it's true! Though she's busy recording her fourth album, the follow-up to the already cult-status-certified Visions, she took a break to chat with Teen Vogue for their upcoming December/January issue. The accompanying photoshoot embodies the 11 years Claire Boucher (her "real" alias) spent studying ballet. Read More
  It’s so awesome to see adolescents and teens openly jump on the feminist bandwagon, and this adorable, intelligent lady is here to help anyone curious about what being a “feminist” means. Witty and relatable, her advice to fellow teens (of all genders) spans from how to dress to what books to read to developing the perfect “‘this displeases me and is very problematic’ face.”    Above all, her video is inclusive and inviting. Read More
Lorde, A.K.A. the 16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter and tumblr extraordinaire, can now add “record-breaker” to her list of accomplishments. Let’s see...where to begin? For starters, her awesome first single “Royals” is officially platinum, she’s the youngest artist to top the Billboard chart since 1987, and now she has officially claimed the longest #1 streak on Alternative Radio by a female artist. What what! Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroine was just released a week ago (September 27th) and she’s already at the top of iTunes and Amazon. Read More
  Have you heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Neither had I, until I saw this coverage of Armpits4August, the charity group raising awareness of PCOS, as it’s known, by growing out their underarm hair for one whole month. Like Movember, in which men grow out their mustaches for the month of November to raise money for men’s health, Armpits4August has women grow out their armpit hair to raise awareness of PCOS, a disease so common that it affects up to 10% of women, yet so little is known about it that no one is even certain of where it comes from. Read More
It's pretty obvious that we adore Canadian electro artist Grimes. Our current cover girl is not only one of today's most exciting musicians, but super politically articulate (and you can hear it in her music-- "Oblivion" is about sexual harrassment). If you read our interview with her, you'll know she's a fiercely independent, outspoken feminist who insists on having "[a] hundred percent" creative control over her work. ("I feel like if I didn't do it, it's not Grimes. Read More