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New Jeans –OMG' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZAgIHmHLdc Having debuted only six months ago, teen sensations New Jeans are causing big waves, filtering K-Pop through athletic, school-spirit 90s R&B. With its driving hook (“they keep asking me who is he?”) new single ‘OMG’ is a...
Which tracks got you going in 2022? It was a year of big dance anthems, celebrations of the world's new-found freedom, and melancholic gems that wrestled with the lingering anxiety of the last few years. If you feel like...
In the uncertain, emotional years of 2020 and 2021, it is no surprise that heartfelt singer-songwriters reigned supreme. Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Fender, HAIM, Olivia Rodrigo and folklore/evermore era Taylor Swift were what our pandemic-strike souls needed, doing dark humour...
AVA MAX – ‘DANCING’S DONE’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-z7y6nabho&feature=emb_title “I wanna give in to your dark temptation,” Ava Max teases on her menacing new single, the latest preview of the singer’s forthcoming second album ‘Diamonds & Dancefloors’. “People like you and me were born...
When people refer to the “golden age” of hip-hop, they’re often speaking about a period roughly between the mid-80s and the mid-90s, where innovation and experimentation was rife as artists continually made attempts to reinvent the genre. But by...
Earlier this year, “the rockstar girlfriend aesthetic” became popular on TikTok, positioning women in relation to an (often male) partner’s music career, through images of leather jackets, dark eye makeup and electric guitars set to rock songs. In the...
FLO – 'Losing You' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYKM6CTfS5o If being alone during cuffing season has made you wistfully reflect on the times you had a significant other, BRITS Rising Star Award 2023 winners FLO’s empowering anthem ‘Losing You’ is the salve that you’ve been...
Every year, there are a few artists who appear to define the year, lighting up social media and cementing the biggest cultural trends. There was of course Steve Lacy, whose TikTok breakthrough ‘Bad Habit’ made good on years of...
R&B originated as an African-American genre of popular music in the 1940s, fusing jazz, soul, rock and roll and more. But as it moved through the decades, it shifted, evolved and was subsequently appropriated by numerous artists all around...
Lana Del Rey – ‘Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd’ For a while, Lana Del Rey was going at a prolific rate, turning out two albums last year – and teasing others that have yet to...