Conan Gray Telepath

Conan Gray, "Telepath": A Synth-Pop Ode to the One Who Keeps Crawling Back

"Call me a telepath..." Conan Gray is kind of psychic. It's like he has ESPN or something. After dropping his Top 5-charting debut album Kid Krow last year, including "Maniac" and the TikTok-trending "Heather," his most commercially successful hit yet, as well as a slew of singles ever since,…


Dua Lipa Angele Fever

"Fever": Dua Lipa Expands the 'Future Nostalgia' Universe With Angèle

Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia is growing. After serving up smash after smash, one of the year's best albums and a remix album, with a live spectacle still to come in the form of Studio 2054, the 25-year-old pop superstar isn't letting up anytime soon - and this time around, she's bringing along a…


Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa, 'Future Nostalgia': A Dance Floor Escape in a Time of Isolation

"You wanna turn it up loud, Future Nostalgia is the name..." The world looks drastically different than how it did just over four months ago when Dua Lipa dropped "Don't Start Now," the lead track off of her sophomore studio album. It would have been impossible to predict then, while the…


The Singer-Songwriter-Solo Stars of Pop: Bonnie McKee, Julia Michaels, Ina Wroldsen, Emily Warren & Sasha Sloan

Sasha Sloan, Bonnie McKee, Julia Michaels, Ina Wroldsen and Emily Warren are writing hits for all your faves - and for themselves, too. Like Sia, perhaps the greatest modern example of an artist masterfully doing double duty as one of the industry's most in-demand pop penners and a pop superstar in…


Justin Bieber & BloodPop's "Friends": For When It Is, in Fact, Too Late to Say Sorry (Review)

From "Where Are Ü Now" to "What Do You Mean?" to "Sorry" to "Cold Water" to "Let Me Love You" to "2U,"Justin Bieber is one of the most consistent purveyors of dance-pop in the past few, strange years in pop music. (Someone's got to do it while Robyn's off fucking around somewhere not releasing…


"Issues": Julia Michaels, Writer of Your Favorite Songs, Kicks Off Her Own Career as an Artist

Selena Gomez's "Good For You." Justin Bieber's "Sorry." Britney's "Slumber Party." That's about one-twentieth of the legitimately incredible pop smashes that Julia Michaels, along with her songwriting partner Justin Tranter, penned for us in the past three or four years, at a time when pop has…