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Jean Dawson Ponders Life and Death in "CLEAR BONES"

Jean Dawson Ponders Life and Death in "CLEAR BONES"

June 25, 2020 If we've said it once, we've said it a million times: Jean Dawson is the future.
Author: Ruby Scott
Noname Scores a Revolution in the Succinct But Powerful "Song 33"

Noname Scores a Revolution in the Succinct But Powerful "Song 33"

June 19, 2020 "Song 33" is not a diss track; it is a call to arms.
Author: Ruby Scott
rap
Ashnikko and Grimes Deliver a Genre-Pushing Hybrid With "Cry"

Ashnikko and Grimes Deliver a Genre-Pushing Hybrid With "Cry"

June 17, 2020 "Cry" leverages its avant-garde stars to their fullest.
Author: Ruby Scott
pop
rap
cry
Ashe and Niall Horan Reimagine Her Breakout Hit "Moral of the Story"

Ashe and Niall Horan Reimagine Her Breakout Hit "Moral of the Story"

June 17, 2020 "There's only a few humans I trust with my music and I feel lucky Niall's become one of those people."
Author: Ruby Scott
pop
boyband Releases "get home safely," With All Proceeds Going to NAACP Legal Defense Fund and RAINN

boyband Releases "get home safely," With All Proceeds Going to NAACP Legal Defense Fund and RAINN

June 12, 2020 "get home safely" is as much a response to recent events as it is a response to a deep-seated anxiety for far too many Americans.
Author: Ruby Scott
rap
emo
Kiana Ledé Searches For the Heart in a Heartless Administration

Kiana Ledé Searches For the Heart in a Heartless Administration

June 12, 2020 Ledé reimagines P!nk's "Dear Mr. President," and the sentiment originally aimed at George W. Bush feels all the more relevant today.
Author: Ruby Scott
R&B
StaySolidRocky Is Jumping From TikTok's Trending Pages to the Billboard Hot 100  [Q&A]

StaySolidRocky Is Jumping From TikTok's Trending Pages to the Billboard Hot 100  [Q&A]

June 11, 2020 We catch up with the Virginia artist who, thanks to TikTok, finds himself with a self-funded Billboard Top 30 hit.
Author: Ruby Scott
rap
Black Artists You Should Listen to Now | #NowWatching

Black Artists You Should Listen to Now | #NowWatching

June 5, 2020 This week's #NowWatching playlist is dedicated to the sounds and voices of a small fraction of innovative black artists.
Author: Ruby Scott
Powfu Shares 'poems of the past,' a Sublime Lo-Fi Portrait of Youth

Powfu Shares 'poems of the past,' a Sublime Lo-Fi Portrait of Youth

May 29, 2020 In his major label debut, Powfu shares every ounce of himself, blemishes and all.
Author: Ruby Scott
Winona Oak Links With Robin Schulz For the Soaring and Brooding  "Oxygen"

Winona Oak Links With Robin Schulz For the Soaring and Brooding  "Oxygen"

May 29, 2020 "Oxygen" is the sort of heart-racing pop smash that has us all the more excited to experience live music once again.
Author: Ruby Scott
pop