Music

This year brings us the 65th annual Grammy awards, and even though it’s a landmark year for the Recording Academy, the nominations, announced November 15th 2022, have left people feeling both excited and angry—as they always do. While some artists have finally received the recognition they deserve, there have also been some major snubs. But one take-away from this year’s nominations is that loads of women—from Diana Ross to Björk— are getting their well-deserved flowers.  The Top Four Women topped the four most highly coveted categories at...
Fans have been waiting six long years for Rihanna—the woman, the myth, and, of course, the legend— to return to the music industry, and now she’ll be back with a performance that could shake a football field. In February, the biggest sporting event of the year is coming to Phoenix, Arizona: the NFL Super Bowl LVII. There will be tailgating, food, face paint, some dudes running around with a football, and of course, the real reason anyone will be tuning in: a half-time performance by...
Adi Oasis, the French-Caribbean singer based in Brooklyn, released her newest single "Multiply" along with the accompanying music video. The single is Oasis’ fourth song she has released off of her upcoming album Lotus Glow, which features several iconic collaborators such as Rihanna and Ariana Grande songwriter KIRBY, recent Beyoncé collaborator Leven Kali, (who co-wrote and co-produced several tracks on Renaissance), and R&B poet & musical powerhouse Jamila Woods. Lotus Glow is set to be Oasis’ most political album yet. In a recent interview with...
On Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, the day that fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus had been waiting for since 2018 finally arrived. boygenius has officially returned. Fans had been speculating about a possible reunion of the trio since around November, when Baker, Bridgers, and Dacus were spotted taking photos together in brightly colored clothing at a seemingly random corner in Los Angeles. Rumors about new music from the group also started spreading when they were announced as a performer at this year’s...
Margo Price toyed with classic rock sounds on her last album, 2020’s That’s How Rumors Get Started, but on Strays, she channels the psychedelia of the 1960s and ’70s, with a dash of outlaw country. The album kicks off with the blistering “Been to the Mountain,” where Price tells critics—and the world—to “take your best shot” over a stomping beat threaded with trippy guitar and synth licks. Price has never shied away from tough topics in her lyrics, and Strays is no exception. On “Lydia,” she...
Ethel Cain’s 2022 hit “American Teenager,” from her album Preacher’s Daughter, has been rapidly gaining attention lately after being included on former President Barack Obama’s “end of year roundup” playlist. The playlist has become a tradition for the former president, in which he lists his favorite songs that came out that year.          View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Barack Obama (@barackobama) Ironically, “American Teenager” heavily critiques patriotism and the United State’s involvement in the wars in Iraq...
The name Mykki Blanco rings bells across the world, yet for the artist, it’s the product of years of hard work. Their third studio album, Stay Close to Music, delivers on a promise Blanco made with their previous release (2021’s Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep), which is to delve deeper into their psyche and create more heartfelt music. It’s been a ride, to say the least. “What was really great was that when I had created Stay Close to Music I was in between label situations...
After waiting 5 long years since her last album, SZA’s SOS did not disappoint. In it, SZA delivers 68 minutes of emotions that many of us know all too well.  Following her previous album, CTRL, which debuted in 2017, SZA fans have been expecting a lot from her next release. Since CTRL, SZA stayed busy by working on multiple collabs with other artists as well as releasing a few singles in between like "Good Days" and "Shirt." CTRL was SZA’s debut album, and it was the perfect...
For many artists, the times of pandemic isolation presented as many new challenges as new opportunities for creative expression. UNI and the Urchins successfully harness the lonely uncertainty of lockdown to create a gloomy yet hopeful masterpiece that oozes 90s nostalgia with their brand new single and video “Covid’s Metamorphoses.”  Bassist Charlotte Kemp Muhl has directed all of UNI and the Urchin’s videos and mini-films, as well as engineered, mixed, and mastered the band’s upcoming debut album Simulator (Out 1/13/23 on Chimera Music). A self-described workaholic and...
A eulogy to one’s own mother is one of the most intimate and emotional works of literary art. Björk’s “Sorrowful Soil” encapsulates that raw emotion through both song and visuals in her new video. This captivating film was shot in front of the actively erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano. Along with the release of her music video, Björk shared her feelings and motivations for this piece in a press release. According to Björk, this song was written before her mother passed, and she wanted to capture that...