Iggy Azalea Drops New Banger “Sally Walker”

Quiet as it’s kept, Iggy has been slowly rebuilding her career the traditional way: consistently dropping strong songs and stronger visuals. Last summer, she released a solid EP entitled Survive the Summer which included the endlessly catchy “Kream.” Yesterday (Mar. 15), Iggy released her new single, “Sally Walker.” Sonically, the song is somewhere between Cardi B’s “Money” and Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” The hefty bass line … Continue reading Iggy Azalea Drops New Banger “Sally Walker”

New Artist Spotlight: Rashad Leamount

R&B is having a moment. New artists such as SZA, Khalid, Summer Walker, and Ella Mai are redefining and uplifting the genre in today’s new music landscape. Soon, I think we can add Rashad Leamount to that list. With his new single, “Snakes + Ladders,” Leamount offers a slinky blend of reggae-inflected and trap-infused R&B. His malleable voice shifts between a quick rap-singing delivery and … Continue reading New Artist Spotlight: Rashad Leamount

The New Solange Album Isn’t for Everybody. And That’s Okay.

Last Friday (Mar. 1), Solange released her fourth full-length album, When I Get Home. Leading up to the record’s release, Solange released snippets of music and visuals on the social media site Black Planet. Each new picture or gif heightened everyone’s anticipation for Solange’s new album. Her last record, 2016’s A Seat at the Table, was a Grammy-winning masterpiece that debuted at #1 and lifted her career to new heights. The love … Continue reading The New Solange Album Isn’t for Everybody. And That’s Okay.

On ‘Head Above Water,’ Avril Lavigne Sinks

When Avril released her Christian-tinged comeback single, “Head Above Water,” a couple of months ago (read more here), it seemed that she was ready to stake her claim in the new world of pop. Avril’s last major release was her eponymous 2013 album. That record was a collection of grave mistakes (“Hello Kitty”); sad attempts at her glory days (“Here’s to Never Growing Up”); and … Continue reading On ‘Head Above Water,’ Avril Lavigne Sinks

2019 Oscars Predictions

BEST ACTRESS This year’s nominees include everyone from newbies to veterans and comediennes to British breakouts. Glenn Close will be contending for her incredible performance in The Wife; this will be her seventh nomination. Glenn is currently the living actor with the most Oscar nominations without a win. Also in contention are first-time nominees Lady Gaga (a previous nominee for Best Original Song in 2016) … Continue reading 2019 Oscars Predictions

2019 GRAMMYs Recap

Allegedly, last night was Music’s Biggest Night. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles; decked out with explosive performances, surprisingly solid results, and tributes galore, the Grammys delivered a formidable telecast despite the lack of major superstars. THE AWARDS Kacey Musgraves’ gorgeous Golden Hour was awarded the top prize (Album of the Year), while Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” took home Song of the … Continue reading 2019 GRAMMYs Recap

Ariana Delivers a Dark Companion to ‘Sweetener’ with ‘thank u, next’

When you think of a list of artists who could drop two albums in six months, the list mainly includes rappers. Future, Drake, NBA Youngboy, and… Ariana Grande? On her fifth full-length studio album, Grande reinvents the pop wheel by releasing the antithesis to her Grammy-nominated #1 summer album, Sweetener (review here). Following the culture-shifting “thank u, next” (read here); a gorgeous promotional single in … Continue reading Ariana Delivers a Dark Companion to ‘Sweetener’ with ‘thank u, next’