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James Bay
Found New Shades of Vulnerability
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Cuco
Invites You on a Psychedelic Trip
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Koffee
Carries Jamaica’s Warmth Worldwide
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Foo Fighters
Take a Trip to Studio 666
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Pressa Rises Above Pressure
Quinton Armani Gardner, professionally known as Pressa, promptly logs onto our Zoom meeting and immediately asks if the interview is video or audio. “I was just gardening now so I’m all dirty,” he says as I assure him only the audio is being used for the story. That’s not the Monday afternoon activity I would […]
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Justine Skye Finds Her Sound
Justine Skye just needs 30 seconds. “I have this thing—the first 30 seconds of doing something that might make me nervous, I freak myself out. But, after I make it past 30 seconds I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m alive, I can do this,’” she says the morning of release day for her second independent album Space […]
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Kang Daniel in Full Color
The world is starting to awaken from its necessitated slumber. Planes are zig-zagging time zones like its 2019 and calendars that lay bare are repopulating as quickly as they were cleared. For Kang Daniel things have been ramping up for months. We struggle to find time to connect—he’s working 18 hour days of rehearsals and […]
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AJ Tracey Has No Regrets
AJ Tracey logs onto our Zoom meeting from London and you can instantly hear the intense West London articulation as he says “Hello.” Tracey’s 27th year on earth is a good one. His second studio album, Flu Game, and three nominations for the upcoming 2021 Brit Awards are just a handful of his accolades. That […]
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Tate McRae Is All In
If you were to jump on the YouTube channel of Canadian pop singer-songwriter sensation Tate McRae, what might catch you first is not the over 3 million subscribers or cache of choreographed music videos, but instead, somewhat randomly, her About page:  hi i’m tate. i’m 17. kinda crazy, kinda chill. i overthink a lot of […]
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Dove Cameron Gets Candid About Mental Health, New Music, & Having Faith in the Universe
For some people, confidence comes naturally. For others, it’s earned. Most often, it’s built over time through hard work, skillful self-talk, and lots of therapy. But Dove Cameron’s confidence is something different altogether. Zooming in from her L.A. home with her cat, Peanut Butter, at her feet, the pop singer, actress, and former Disney star […]
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Slowthai: The Duality Of Tyron Frampton
If you’ve ever been in a theater production, you might know how much fun it can be to play the villain. You can yell as loud as you want, break a couple of rules, and indulge in some scandalous vices, all without consequence. In the real world, life in the spotlight is much less forgiving, […]
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Arlo Parks Is The Poet Laureate Of A New Generation
Arlo Parks will be the first to admit she wasn’t one of the “cool kids” growing up in the small artsy district of Hammersmith in West London. But that hasn’t stopped her meteoric rise to popularity over the course of the last year. “The cool kids escaped me,” the 20-year-old singer, songwriter, and poet says, […]
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The Enduring Allure of Dolly Parton
During a year marked by the type of difficulty and surrealism you never actually think you’ll experience in real life, anything that makes you smile is worth committing to long-term memory. So, that day last spring, when I was on lockdown at my sister and brother-in-law’s house in Brooklyn, and caught a glimpse of my […]
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Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn Predicts the Future
Damon Albarn was prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. In 1995, after his band Blur’s first paycheck from the success of their third album—1994’s Parklife—he bought a farmhouse in the countryside by the sea. “Everyone thought I was mad,” says the Blur frontman, and one half of the creative duo behind virtual band Gorillaz. “Everyone said, […]
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