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Throughout her debut album, The Baby, Samia delivers songs that brim with personality. The New York-based singer-songwriter captures the complicated process of coming-of-age with a unique mix of assurance and vulnerability, painting scenes that can be at once intimate and surreal as they unpack the emotional weight of a particular moment or place. The album
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I listen to his last record, Singularity, quite regularly, [particularly] the song “Feel First Life.” Especially if you’re going through some kind of grief, and you have a sense of loss—this track in particular has helped me move through those moments. And it’s also facilitated a lot of really inspiring conversation. There have been moments
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India Shawn has unveiled a new song featuring Anderson .Paak titled ‘Movin’ On’. Produced by D’Mile, it arrives with an accompanying music video directed by .Paak, marking his directorial debut. Check it out below. In a press release, Shawn explained that the track is about “moving away from a toxic situation.” She continued: “‘Movin’ On’ is
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Bryan Devendorf, the drummer of the National, has surprise released his debut solo album, Royal Green. He co-produced it in Brooklyn along with Nate Martinez, with contributions from bandmates/collaborators Aaron Dessner and multinstrumentalist Josh Kaufman. You can stream the album below, and check out the video for ‘Breaking the River’, directed by Owen Cummings. Containing
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Kinships Fall Firstly on our Sound Selection, we have Fall by Kinships, a relatively new duo in the world of music having released their first song Splitting Hairs earlier this year. Fall follows up on their debut with a mellifluous production which incorporates soft ear-pleasing female and male vocals within a climbing-like progression that ends softly, leaving us in hope for more
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Brutalist, a talented Melbourne-based duo composed of Lucianblomkamp and John Hassell, have published their latest creation Movements. The track follows Brutalist’s last track South Street, which was an introduction for their upcoming EP Michael J Fox. The EP is due to be released on the 18th of September. Chatting about the new song Hassell stated “Movements came
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Those paying attention to the gaming industry right now may have noticed a crucial detail about the next generation. Or, rather a key detail that is currently missing. Neither Microsoft nor Sony have deemed it necessary to announce a price for their new next-gen consoles. Understandably, this has some people worried that the cost of
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Celeste, the powerhouse of British soul music, has presented her latest powerful song Little Runaway, today. The song was released on Polydoor Records and premiered as the Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. Whilst chatting about the song, Celeste reveals ” Little Runaway is a song about losing your faith, even if just momentarily, and
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Has Jerry Falwell been in hot water about anything else recently? Amazingly, before l’affaire Granda resurfaced, Falwell Jr. was already on administrative leave from Liberty university, following backlash from an Instagram photo he had posted. In the now-deleted image, his fly was undone, he was holding a beverage, and he had his hands around a
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Drawing from her diverse cultural background, Swedish-Ecuadorian singer-songwriter XATIVA weaves together influences from classical music, jazz, and folk to create a rich tapestry of warm, intimate sounds. A classically trained singer, the London-based artist spent time in Madrid to write her debut EP, If I Am Falling; a hypnotic, heartfelt collection of songs laced around gentle,
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Sustainability and the implementation of eco-friendly production is something the fashion industry has been striving towards for years. While today’s leading fashion brands still have a way to go before the industry sees major change, there are still designers out there putting their love for the planet and passion for green living into their clothing
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Yesterday would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday, and today is August 24th, the date that combines his two iconic jersey numbers. Bryant is being honored in several ways, from Nike’s release of Kobe-related items all week to Los Angeles and Orange Counties officially naming this “Kobe Bryant Day.” Over the past 20 years, Bryant
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Just today, IDLES, a Mercury-prize shortlisted band, has revealed the details for the long-awaited tour in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Venues include Glasgow Barrowland, Dublin Vicar Street, and London 02 Academy Brixton. Tickets will go on sale on Friday the 28th of August at 10 AM BST. Tour Dates Fri 7th May – Glasgow
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Survival Skills, Quinn Armstrong’s feature debut and an expansion of his 2017 short of the same name, is a jet-black satire of American law enforcement and an affecting rumination on society’s response to domestic violence that is presented with a unique aesthetic. Our Culture reviews the film here as part of its selection for the
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