Tag: pop music

WITH TRUMP GONE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WILL POP MUSIC BRIGHTEN UP AGAIN?

It’s been hard to ignore the explosive 2020 election, even for many non-Americans. Tight races in over a half dozen battleground states, baseless claims of voter fraud by the Trump administration, and slew of weak lawsuits challenging the result that have almost collectively (and gratifyingly) gone nowhere. And that’s just the last week. As for…

KIIARA CONFRONTS HERSELF ON DEBUT ALBUM “LIL KIIWI”

Most would be hesitant or embarrassed to use words like “reckless,” “unpredictable” or “ignorant” to describe themselves, even in the past. For electropop singer Kiiara, those flaws of her past self helped shape her into who she is today, and inform her music on a deeply personal level. On her debut album lil kiiwi, Kiiara presents…

7 FEMALE MUSICIANS TO ADD TO YOUR PLAYLIST

In an industry where new artists are constantly being uncovered, it's sometimes difficult to stick out from the crowd. However, there are several female artists on the rise that have made their mark in the music industry and deserve recognition for their raw talents. Tierra Whack After delivering one of the most poignant hip-hop projects…

CHARLI XCX COLLABORATES WITH RITA ORA ON NEW TRACK “DOING IT”

Continuing in her winning streak of girl power anthems, Charli XCX has announced a new single "Doing It" featuring fellow British babe Rita Ora. The forthcoming track, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Beyoncé, HAIM) and Mr. Rogers is a amped-up spin on the original version of the song. With fuzzy 80's synths, Charli's soaring vocals, and an entrancing hook,…

MUSICIAN DELILAH TALKS PRINCE AND PERFECTIONISM – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

“I’m a perfectionist,” says British singer-songwriter Delilah. “I’ve grown to accept my perfectionism, but it’s something that makes everyone around me wacko.” The Paris-born Delilah has been perfecting her style since an early age, writing her first song at twelve and signing with Atlantic Records at seventeen. In the three years she spent writing and…

MKTO ON THEIR TRANSITION FROM ACTING TO MUSIC – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

When Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller met on the set of their hit Nickelodeon teen series Gigantic, their chemistry was already in sync. Oller had starred in a few films, most notably 2013 cult-favorite horror film The Purge; Kelly was best known for his role as Walt on the television phenomenon Lost. Yet, even with…

YUNA ON GENRE MASH-UPS AND BREAKING BOUNDARIES – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

With her ethereal vocals and unique style, singer-songwriter Yuna is both an artist on the rise and a critical darling. Hailing from Malaysia, the singer’s fourth album, Nocturnal, was released last year to much critical praise, comparing her to the likes of Bob Dylan and Feist, which she too cites as some of her most…

MY LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH TAYLOR SWIFT

As a female around the same age as Taylor Swift, I feel as though I grew up with her. When she became famous - in all of her country princess glory - I was in high school and could relate to every lyric that she sang. Her teardrops on her guitar seemed to resonate with…

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD BANDS GONE?

Not to discredit the popular music artists of today, but where have the good bands gone? It seems that with the rise of social media, self-made musicians getting famous on YouTube, popular tv shows like The Voice, and America's fixation with DJs and hip-hop artists, big name bands producing chart-topping singles have gone the way…

TOVE LO TALKS LOVE, SEX, DRUGS & DOUBLE STANDARDS – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

“For me, it's kind of the pattern of my relationships. Initially how it starts is very passionate... When something that's been very passionate and very intense ends, I don't think there's any way to end that on good terms.” Swedish pop singer-songwriter Tove Nilsson, better known as Tove Lo, is candid when it comes to talking…

LORDE – FUTURE LEGEND IN THE MAKING

New Zealand born songstress Lorde, whose meteoric rise to fame had jaws dropping over this past year, has in one swift move, beginning with her debut album release in September and culminating in her double Grammy win this past January, stolen the metaphorical tiara from the pop princesses of yore. For example, Miley Cyrus’ miasma…

LADY GAGA THROWS “ARTRAVE” IN BROOKLYN

In inimitable fashion, Lady Gaga brought new music, sculpture, an anti-drug speech, and a flying dress together at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The "artRAVE" introduced the world to a sober Lady Gaga and the single "Dope." The newly straight-edge artist hasn't lost any of her penchant for showmanship, as her propeller-driven dress "Volantis" demonstrated. As…

THE ART OF GAGA

Those of us who dismissed Lady Gaga as a mere one-hit wonder in 2008 should all be wearing sackcloth and ashes now. Five years after the release of her scintillating first single, “Just Dance”, the venerable Miss Gaga has proved herself to be one of the most creative, intriguing and supremely unique stars of the 21st…

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