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Hinds – ‘En Forma’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsdQ-286r4Q Being a woman in modern society can often feel overwhelming. There’s constant discourse about our bodies and behaviour, while we have to balance our personal responsibilities with caring about the world around us (even when it...
Taylor Swift doesn’t want to perform. It’s night two at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium, and two of her dancers are propping her body back onto her feet. In response, she limply flops back down onto a red couch, face twisted...
Halsey - 'The End' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSfk1VFkl9g After a year of relative quiet, Halsey returned this week with an Instagram post, exploring her health struggles and tagging both the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance. In ‘The End’, she opens...
In the months leading up to Charli XCX’s sixth album, ‘Brat’, things seemed like business as usual for the British pop star. She previewed the record with a series of singles that, while far from predictable, felt like natural...
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...
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...
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 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...