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Found New Shades of Vulnerability
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Invites You on a Psychedelic Trip
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Carries Jamaica’s Warmth Worldwide
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Take a Trip to Studio 666
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James Bay Found New Shades of Vulnerability
I’ve never had the courage or sense of vulnerability to say here’s everything these songs are about because they often related to parts of my private life I didn’t want to open up about,” James Bay says in his distinct British accent via Zoom. Our conversation takes place right after the release of “One Life”, […]
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Cuco Invites You on a Psychedelic Trip
An abstract art gallery curated by a Mexican,” Cuco tells me as the best way to describe his music. Born Omar Benos, the genre-defying artist’s 23rd year on earth is a good one as he wraps up performances at music festivals like Coachella and Primavera in Spain before releasing his sophomore studio album Fantasy Gateway […]
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Maren Morris Knows Who She Is
There are other things about me that I need to love more than just being musical,” says Maren Morris on the revelations she had during covid and the inescapable downtime it forced upon her. During that time she also gave birth to her son, Hayes, and worked on her sixth studio album, Humble Quest. Both […]
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Koffee Carries Jamaica’s Warmth Worldwide
Blessings, yes I can hear you,” Koffee says as she connects to our Zoom call from Jamaica. The simple greeting, in contrast to the typical North American “hi, how are you?”, expresses Koffee’s organic desire to give thanks embedded in her code as a person and her lyrics as an artist. It’s also the start […]
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Foo Fighters Take a Trip to Studio 666
Fortunately, I’ve never had Lionel Richie come in and fucking scare the shit out of me,” Dave Grohl says to me via Zoom referencing a scene in the Foo Fighters’ new horror film, Studio 666, set to release on February 25th. The film begins with the band being pressured by their label’s chief executive (played […]
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BEAM Bridges The Gap Between Decades & Genres
You know when you hit a real breaking point in your life? Your back’s against the wall and you’re like man I have nothing to lose type of vibe,” BEAM softly says to me over Zoom from his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The breaking point he’s referring to was in his early 20s when […]
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Tems’ Power Comes From Looking Inward
Tems logs onto our Zoom meeting from the UK and in her distinct Nigerian accent says “that journey of self-discovery is something that people really don’t want to address.” Born Témìládè Openiyi, she grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and would often write poems as a child. This later turned into songwriting as she pursued her […]
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24kGoldn Is Exactly Where He’s Meant To Be
Yeah, it’s like the best drug in the world,” 24kGoldn says to me over Zoom when I ask if the feeling of performing in front of thousands of fans is unmatched to any other accolade. It’s not the first time we’ve talked but since our last conversation in March, a lot has happened for him—he […]
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Loud Luxury
It’s one of those things, strike when it’s hot,” says Joe De Pace of Loud Luxury referring to how he and Andrew Fedyk jumped on the Bama Rush TikTok trend by remixing the Zeta sorority anthem. Their ability to be fluid, take something that’s trending, and make it their own is one of the reasons […]
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Nessa Barrett Is Not Who You Think
I feel like if anyone lived my life they would see that it’s not really what it’s out to be,” Nessa Barrett softly says to me through my Macbook screen. Before hopping on a Zoom call with the artist, I dug deep into her online presence watching her interviews, socials, videos, and listening to podcasts. […]
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