Aly & AJ Pretty Places

Aly & AJ Are About to Provide 2021's Ultimate Escape

"We could pack up this house, get out of town / Drive across country, one taillight out..." Aly & AJ are making incredible music. Let's not get it twisted, though: this is not new information. The sister act have achieved the damn near impossible, miraculously emerging from the Disney Machine…


Ylona Garcia All That

Ylona Garcia Packs a Quarantine-Pop Punch With "All That"

"So I left all that shit back in 2020 / I'm in my feels and I'm feeling legendary..." Know what I don't need right now? Sad songs and somber reflections on the past year. I get it, fully. Trust! I am living this Hell, just like everyone else! Know what I could use instead? Any music that…


Apoki Get It Out

Meet Your New Favorite Virtual K-Pop Star, Apoki

She's got millions of followers, and dozens of YouTube covers and dance videos. She is also...a rabbit. (Specifically, she identifies as "🌐🐰👩.") Meet Apoki, your newest virtual long-eared K-pop obsession. From Gorillaz to Hatsune Miku to K/DA to Seraphine to aespa, there is no shortage of virtual…


Aleyna Tilki Retrograde

Turkey's Aleyna Tilki Makes English Debut With a Dua Lipa Discard

Everything about this story is right up my street. Meet Aleyna Tilki: she's a 20-year-old Turkish singer-songwriter. Aleyna first rose to fame in 2014 as a semi-finalist on Season 6 of Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye - or Turkey's Got Talent (!), then got very famous for covering a song called "Gesi…


Tia Kofi Outside In Drag Race UK RuPaul

From the "Outside In" With Tia Kofi (Interview)

She is Tia Kofi, and she's a lovely Brown caffeinated beverage. Drink it up! While her sisters might have (rudely) dubbed her "Baroness Basic" on her critically hailed second season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, the 30-year-old Essex-born drag superstar took the competition by storm with her quick…


Dawn Richard Bussifame

"Bussifame": Dawn Richard Brings the Beat Back

"They tell me slow down, bitch never me..." Dawn Richard has Danity Kome a long way as a solo star in her own right, proving time and time again through ambitious, genre-blurring independent audio-visual experiences - including the Goldenheart, Blackheart and Redemptionheart series - that she's…


Only Taylor Swift Gets to Tell Her (Love) Story

Taylor Swift's legal battle for the rights to her masters is a well-documented and deeply frustrating one, and involves a nuanced conversation about music industry practices, contracts, money, artistry and morality. But really - whether you're a Swiftie or otherwise - it's fairly cold-hearted to…


Cassie Ventura Black Coffee Time

"Time": Cassie Crafts a Sultry Banger With Black Coffee

Few of our favorites know more about taking their time than Cassie. Although she's only ever released one studio album officially (15 years ago now, I know), one stellar mixtape (Rock-A-Bye Baby, which needs to hit streaming already) and an endless stream of leaks so beloved that they came…


Tove Lo Pressure Martin Garrix

Tove Lo & Martin Garrix Apply the "Pressure"

Tove Lo, Queen of the Clouds™, can truly do no wrong. After supplying us with her Sunshine Kitty in 2019 (followed by the 2020 reissue), as well as stellar one-offs like "Bikini Porn," her perfect cover of "I'm Coming" and her cross-cultural club tag-team "Don't Say Goodbye," the 33-year-old…


GRIFF Black Hole

"Black Hole": Griff Returns With a Bouncy Breakup Bop

"There's a big black hole where my heart used to be..." Griff's still got the good stuff. The 19-year-old England-bred multitalented Chinese-Jamaican singer-songwriter and certified One to Watch™ is on a roll, having secured the blogosphere buzz bag with heaps of praise from various outlets over…


Olivia Rodrigo Drivers License

Who Is Olivia Rodrigo & Why Is 'Drivers License' No. 1 on the Charts?

"I got my driver's license last week, just like we always talked about..." Meet Olivia Rodrigo: she's currently got the No. 1 song on Spotify's Global Top 50 and iTunes, and Taylor Swift is proudly shouting her out on social media. Wait, what? Who? Is this what it feels like to age out of pop…


Grimes Miss Anthropocene Rave Edition

Grimes Kicks Off 2021 With 'Miss Anthropocene' Rave Edition

Happy New Year. It is now the year 2021, which means we're another year closer to the inevitable reign of future supreme leader, Baby X Æ A-Xii. And, with any luck, this will be a better, kinder, healthier year for humanity. (Look, we can dream.) To kick off the year, we're starting with…