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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. With a keen eye on AI, superheroism and the perfectionist imagery that both harms and...
Billie Eilish – 'CHIHIRO'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_AZJzYe7CU&t=303s Whilst it may be one of her most subdued songs, ‘CHIHIRO’ – which is inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s film ‘Spirited Away’ – is one of the greatest examples of Billie Eilish’s vocal control even though she’s...
There’s a section of Billie Eilish’s third album, ‘Hit Me Hard And Soft’, that feels like we’ve followed the pop star on a night out. It’s not just that this suite of songs pulls from a sonic palette that’s...
For nearly two decades, The Great Escape Festival has been a beacon of the British music industry, the event that signals that festival season has well and truly begun. With roughly 500 bands coming through its doors every May,...
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 idea of getting jiggy with JungKook, it’s perfectly natural to be attracted to your favourite...
Beabadoobee – ‘Take A Bite’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmixSHLIn0&pp=ygUXYmVhYmFkb29iZWUgdGFrZSBhIGJpdGU%3D On her upcoming third album, ‘This Is How Tomorrow Moves’, Beabadoobee is reckoning with herself. Lead single ‘Take A Bite’ starts off the story, dissecting her habit of “finding comfort in chaos” and the impact that...
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 obsession with true crime and documented-reality gossip, a gigantic rap ‘beef’ has emerged between some...
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 leap into a relationship so new that the object of her affections doesn’t actually seem...
When Dua Lipa announced her third album was called ‘Radical Optimism’, it made perfect sense. This is, after all, a woman who always seems to have a smile on her face and be living her best life.  The record, out...
When Dua Lipa released 'Future Nostalgia’, it came at a time when people needed an escape. 2020’s disco indebted record became the soundtrack to countless kitchen discos during the unsettling Covid-19 lockdown, and then, once restrictions eased, it became...