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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.
XTina Dirrty

Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ at 20: a powerful sex-positive shift for the ‘Dirrty’ pop princess

When I think of my childhood as a music fan, I often think of Top Of The Pops. Without internet or Sky TV in...
Paramore

‘This Is Why’ is Paramore at their fluid, creative best 

The joke often made in online pop-punk fanbases is that Paramore are a rare band who do no wrong. That's somewhat simplifying things; over...
Arlo Parks

How do we break the cycle of artist burnout? 

After summer holidays, festivals or time away from school or work, many of us enter the Autumn period feeling refreshed, ready for the challenges...
Taylor Swift Midnights

What do we know about ‘Midnights’? Exploring the potential of Taylor Swift’s sleepless nights

As one of our generation’s greatest storytellers, Taylor Swift knows a thing or two about keeping her fans fed. Having released three original albums...
Lauren Hibberd

45s of the week: Lauran Hibberd, Connie Constance, Dolores Forever and more!

Arctic Monkeys – 'There’d Better Be A Mirrorball' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY5CAz6S9kE Fresh off the back of their triumphant headline sets at Reading & Leeds, Arctic Monkeys return in...
Megan Thee Stallion

The BIG Leeds Festival 2022 review: celebratory sets and headline-worthy women establish a solid...

Within the first hour of Leeds Festival, it is clear that we are in the midst of a very 2022 kind of youthquake. Girls...
Flowerovlove

Never mind the no-shows; at this years Reading and Leeds there are plenty of...

For even the biggest of operations, the course of festival planning rarely runs smooth. Throw in a global pandemic and you’re dealing not only...
Megan Thee Stallion

With vulnerability and bolstering braggadocio, Megan Thee Stallion stays winning

If her 2019 rise to prominence was a Hot Girl Summer, the last two years of Megan Thee Stallion’s life has been an unapologetic...
Katy Perry

The time is now for a big Katy Perry comeback

When you think of significant pop icons of the new millennium, it’s difficult not to think of Katy Perry. Main pop girl without a...
Cathy Jain

45s of the week: Cathy Jain, Stella Donnelly, The 1975 and more!

LOLA - 'Back' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC5rDzwpNXg If Flo haven’t quite yet convinced you that UK R&B is about to enter an exciting new age, look no further than...