Home Authors Posts by Jenessa Williams

Jenessa Williams

113 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.
Kanye West

Are we overindulging Ye West?

It has never been easy to be a Kanye West fan. To bring up his name in conversation is to get a visceral reaction;...
Little Simz Brit Awards 2022

Sam, Simz and Sykes: 2022’s BRIT Awards is one of surprising homegrown performances and...

After some time in the doldrums, it appears the BRIT Awards might be… back? Settling down in front of the telly pre-game, things seemed...
Lucy Dacus Home Video review

45’s Of The Week: Rayvn Lenae, Arlo Parks, Lucy Dacus and more! 

Ravyn Lenae - 'Skin Tight' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO7YKwjx1Rk Having captivated the future-RnB crowd with ’Sticky’, Rayvn Lenae returns with The Internet’s Steve Lacy in tow, crafting a video...
Damon Albarn Taylor Swift

​​Is writing your own songs really the only way to be authentic?

As one eagled-eyed Taylor Swift fan observes, each January does seem to embroil her in a new internet beef, defending herself from those who...
Brockhampton

The Complicated Legacy of Brockhampton

When a band announces their hiatus, you expect the fanbase anguish; caps-locked quote tweets and nostalgia clips of past concerts, reposted with emoji tears....
Sharon Van Etten Julien Baker Angel Olsen tour

The Wild Hearts Tour is proof that female collaboration is the future

When Julien Baker, Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, all tweeted ‘Monday’ in unison, it didn’t take a (girl)genius to figure out that something...
Michelle

45’s Of The Week: Lets Eat Grandma, Girls On Top, MICHELLE and more!

Let's Eat Grandma – ‘Happy New Year’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R9qLldd7_U Back with a topical banger, Norwich wunderkinds Let’s Eat Grandma have kicked-started 2022 by playing Calvin Harris at...
Olivia Rodrigo Sour Prom

God, It’s Brutal Out Here: Is being imperfect pop’s new currency?

When 2021 began, we were all hopeful. 2020 had been a shitshow and as we grimly cheersed each other via zoom on New Year’s...
Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was a fashion gamechanger – but he made his mark on music...

No death of someone in their prime is ever without its own deep sadness, but there was something about the news of Virgil Abloh’s...