In our first (and perhaps last) episode of our podcast Channel Ocean, we discuss Frank Ocean’s introduction to the spotlight as a member of Odd Future, his development as a solo artist, and what sets him apart from other artists.Read more "Introducing Channel Ocean: A Podcast"
Sydney Bennett probably never fathomed how her makeshift home studio in her bedroom and lessons in sound engineering would result in a Grammy-winning neo-soul collective The Internet. And perhaps, much likely, the release of her first solo project, Fin.Read more "Contrasting the Aesthetics of Syd’s “Fin” and The Internet’s “Ego Death”"
Breakups, like people, contain multitudes. This listicle explores different facets of a breakup through song, from a heartbreaker and the heartbroken.Read more "6 Criminally Underrated Breakup Anthems For Crying or Hell-Raising"
KAYTRANADA’s vision for this video emulates the “the look of black sitcoms from the early 90s—from Martin to Living Single and UPN sitcoms” starting from the video’s opening credits alluding to sitcom Martin’s opening titles.Read more "KAYTRANADA Takes a Trip to the ’90s with “YOU’RE THE ONE” Video"
Last January, songwriter-producer Rostam Batmanglij tweeted to his fans of his departure from indie rock group Vampire Weekend.
Now, he’s reimagined queer love songs as a solo Iranian-American songwriter-producer.Read more "Rostam Reimagines Queer Love Songs with “Wood”"
Before Dallas-raised Annie Clark was recognized as St. Vincent, she drove around Texas blasting music from her favorite heavy metal group, Pantera, “hoping something would happen.”Read more "St. Vincent Presents: Gender-Defying “Prince Johnny”"
Frank Ocean is an anomaly to the black community within a predominantly homophobic hip-hop/R&B scene, and he knows it.Read more "Frank Ocean’s Case of “Bad Religion”"