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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.
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The alt-glam celebrity coupling is not a glitch in the simulation

The Forty-Five is not in the business of celeb gossip, but we’d be hard-pressed not to notice that most of the talk around this...
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The big royalty debate: what does a credit really mean in 2021?

While half of Twitter is busy losing their minds over Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, the other half is obsessed with a different kind...
Halsey Subtweets

Music & Motherhood: how easy is it to do both?

Whether it’s the effects of lockdown or simply the realities of entering my late twenties, I cannot move for babies. They’re on my social...
Self Esteem

2021 belongs to Self Esteem

Though TikTok might have you believing otherwise, real visionary popstars don’t come around too often. You know the ones; where songs are vessels for...
Lizzo

Leave Lizzo alone

Lizzo doesn’t give a fuck, except when she does. Known for her upbeat persona and impeccable, multi-faceted performance, her rise to pop-cultural omnipresence has...
Charlie XCX ultrapop

Beep Beep Let’s Ride: What does Charli XCX’s move to ultra-pop mean for the...

To borrow a phrase from stan Twitter, Charli XCX is an artist who truly loves to make sure that her audience is well fed....
DaBaby

The de-platforming of DaBaby marks an important opportunity for anti-homophobia in rap

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for DaBaby fans, and indeed anybody who prefers to attend rap concerts without a side dose of...
Amy Winehouse posthumous release

Is there ever a right way to do a posthumous project?

Like most people my age, I can remember exactly where I was when Amy Winehouse passed. I had been out with my school friends,...
Concert

As live music returns let’s make gig spaces more inclusive than ever before

I don’t know about you, but there are very few rushes like refreshing your Internet browser at 9 am on the dot, knowing that...
Black TikTok creators dance

A TikTok Strike is just the start of getting Black creators the credit they...

This column might be called subtweets, but we’d be missing a serious trick if we didn’t recognize just how much fan-led activity and important...