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Jenessa Williams

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Jenessa is a freelance music journalist, fandom academic and the writer of Subtweets, our weekly column that dissects the trending topics setting Music Twitter alight. She likes millennial hip-hop, noughties emo and advocating for a new era of diversity and representation in both.
Tinashe

Love Tinashe’s ‘Nasty’? There’s more where that came from

Have you been a nasty girl this summer? You might not have had much chance yet, but if you have been stuck indoors and...
Charli XCX BRAT era wearing a grey vest

Charli XCX knows what your thirties feel like

Your thirties are a complicated age - especially on the internet. On one hand, we’re bombarded by images of trad wives who are swapping...
Arxx Ride or Die

12 underrated gems on the Glastonbury 2024 lineup

Break in those walking boots, the full Glastonbury 2024 lineup is out! With just under three weeks to go before over 200,000 music lovers...
Beabadoobee

45s of the week: 5 songs to hear now

Halsey - 'The End' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSfk1VFkl9g After a year of relative quiet, Halsey returned this week with an Instagram post, exploring her health struggles and tagging both...
Sabrina Carpenter Espresso

That’s That Me Espresso! How Sabrina Carpenter brought nonsense back to pop

Whether you’re tuned into daytime radio, scrolling YouTube or apparently, listening to literally anything on Spotify, there’s been an early contender for song of...
Aespa Armageddon

aespa – ‘Armaggedon’ review: long-awaited debut from K-Pop Titans

When aespa burst onto the scene with ‘Next Level’ way back in 2021, it was clear that K-Pop had just met its future leaders....
Brighton beach

The Great Escape boycott: why bands are pulling out of the Brighton new music...

For nearly two decades, The Great Escape Festival has been a beacon of the British music industry, the event that signals that festival season...
Idea of You

‘The Idea Of You’ celebrates the escapism of fangirl fantasy

As long as pop fandom has been around, there have been crushes. Whether you’re hot for Harry, randy about Robbie or amenable to the...
Drake Kendrick beef

Drake and Kendrick’s ‘beef’ isn’t just misogynistic, it’s telling of a full-blown masculinity crisis

Whether you’re a hip-hop head or not, it has been difficult to avoid the news dominating the genre of late. Tapping into our cultural...
Gracie Abrams in bed

45s of the week: 5 new songs to play now from Gracie Abrams, Pip...

Gracie Abrams – 'Risk' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiMuT2BhwO0 Ever gotten carried away with a crush? On ‘Risk’, Gracie Abrams is in restless mode, ready to chance it all and...