Sabrina Carpenter In My Bed Singular Act II

'In My Bed': Sabrina Carpenter Remains Today's Most Reliable Post-Disney Pop Princess

There are few objective truths in this world: death, taxes, and the pop supremacy of post-Disney princesses. Of all the new girls on the scene, Sabrina Carpenter remains one of my favorites - and it all comes down, obviously, to the music. Consistently, she's supplied nothing but quality since…


MUNA Number One Fan

'Number One Fan': MUNA Finds the Bliss in Stanning Yourself, For Once

So, here's the bad news: this life is not easy. Harder, still, is getting through the day without being entirely consumed by your own crippling insecurities and/or anxieties that still need to be ironed out in therapy, which you can't afford right now - let alone taking into consideration the…


Roisin Murphy Incapable

'Incapable': Roisin Murphy Contemplates a Loveless Life With 8 Minutes of House

Róisín Murphy is capable of love. Err. Right? Well. Maybe not. "Incapable" is the Irish singer-songwriter-disco-pop-pioneer's latest offering since supplying a handful of singles last year, and it's a girthy one: an over 8-minute long hypnotic House contemplation about living life without ever…


'A Kiss Goodbye': Tei Shi Makes a Delicate & Dreamy Departure

The last we heard from Tei Shi - apart from a feature on Blood Orange's Negro Swan last year - was her gorgeous and sensual 2017 debut, Crawl Space. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter, born Valerie Teicher, has since moved from New York to Los Angeles, and as of Thursday (June 6), she's back with "A…


Rosalía Aute Cuture

'Aute Cuture': Rosalía Nails It Yet Again (Literally)

Rosalía continues to do no wrong - as does her manicurist. The 25-year-old Spanish flamenco revivalist-turned-pop savior returned to us on Thursday (May 30) in full, glorious pop superstar mode with "Aute Cuture" - a staple in her incredible live sets and now, at last, a single in its own right.…


Cheryl Let You

'Let You': Cheryl Returns With a Self-Aware Summer Banger

Cheryl is back...because she let herself be back, thank you very much. After releasing "Love Made Me Do It" at the end of 2018, only to be met with a fuck-ton of backlash - about the song, her physical appearance, her hand-licking choreography, and just about everything in between - the 35-year-old…


Florrie Borderline

'Borderline': Florrie Is Back & Beginning Anew

Florrie has returned, and she's ready to Florrieish once again. (Sorry. So, so sorry.) Three years after her last release ("Real Love"), the 30-year-old singer-songwriter-drummer-model-Xenomania darling - known for everything from banging on the drums on Girls Aloud's "The Promise" in 2008 to…


Saro Snowblind

Saro's 'Snowblind' Is a Hypnotic Ode to Queer Love

Meet Saro. Born Evan Windom, Saro makes "dark electronic-rooted R&B with gorgeous falsettos and grooves," as one press release proclaims - and, honestly, that's a spot-on assessment. He's been at it for a few years now, and his origin story in the music scene provides a shocking and entirely…


ionnalee iamamiwhoami some body

'Some Body': ionnalee Trips the Light Fantastic

ionnalee, otherwise known as Jonna Lee of iamamiwhoami, otherwise known as the experimental Swedish audiovisual project that everyone briefly thought was Christina Aguilera's Bionic campaign at first nearly one decade ago, is bringing the beats. "Some Body" is the second single off of her…


Hatchie Stay With Me

Hatchie's 'Stay With Me' Is Your New Favorite Crying at the Club Anthem

There are "mood" genres that need no real explanation: "Crying At The Discotheque," of course - beyond being a great Alcazar song - is one of them. Rising Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie, born Harriette Pilbeam, has just thrown her hat(chie) into the sad disco ring with "Stay With Me," a…


Jake Germain Over U

Jake Germain Is Getting 'Over U'

Lord knows: if it doesn't involve wigs and stilettos, I'm not interested. Usually, anyway. That being said, it's a (not so) New Year, (not so) New Me, and it's time to be more open-minded in terms of potential pop saviors - especially in these trying times. Jake Germain is an up-and-coming act,…


Rosalia J Balvin Con Altura

'Con Altura': Rosalía & J Balvin Take it High With a Reggaeton Party in the Sky

Well, just as I thought...excellence. Rosalía, one of the brightest stars to break out in 2018, and J Balvin, siempre papi nunca inpapi, are a match made in throwback reggaeton heaven. Granted, they've linked up once before on the more experimental electronic standout "Brillo" featured on Balvin's…