Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Shares First Solo Song “Are You Awake?”

The Scottish singer’s first solo music arrives as she prepares for a solo tour

By Evan Minsker │ September 1, 2023

Mayberry said in a press statement. “I was thinking a lot about loneliness and homesickness, and as soon as Tobias started playing the chords, the lyrics and melody came to me really quickly. I finished the song with my friend Matthew Koma, who really understood what I was trying to say.
Mayberry continued, “For a long time, I couldn’t imagine doing anything outside of Chvrches but I think some things that I needed to write had to be done from purely my own point of view.” - Read at

Lauren Mayberry - Are You Awake?

Doja Cat Bites Back on Scorching Rap Single ‘Attention’

“My taste good, but I just had to redirect my cookin’,” she raps in the explosive new track

By Tomás Mier │ Jun 16, 2023

Doja Cat stayed true to her word of leaving pop to the side and opted for some hot rap verses on her new single “Attention,” which dropped Friday. The song opens with the sound of a harp before she starts to sing softly and hauntingly over a drumbeat, while the accompanying music video features Doja roaming the streets of Los Angeles. - Read at

Doja Cat - Attention

PJ Harvey announces new album with enchanting single, ‘A Child’s Question, August’

The upcoming LP, ‘I Inside The Old Year Dying’, will centre around the “intensity of first love”

By Liberty Dunworth │ 26th April 2023

The album will see the singer-songwriter return to her roots – inspired by the likes of Nina Simone and Bob Dylan – and provide fans with “a resting space, a solace, a comfort, a balm” which is created to feel “timely for the times we’re in.” ... - Read at

PJ Harvey - A Child's Question, August

Gracie Abrams announces debut album ‘Good Riddance’, with new single out this week

"Writing this record allowed me to grow up in ways I needed to"

By Arusa Qureshi │ 9th January 2023

“It’s difficult to imagine these songs living anywhere other than my most secret places, but Aaron reminded me that holding space for brutal honesty in songwriting is kind of the whole point.” ... - Read at

Gracie Abrams - Where do we go now

Taylor Swift Lets Us Into Her Darkest Dreams On ‘Midnights’

Her tenth album returns to the dazzling synth-pop of records like '1989' and 'Reputation,' with lyrics caught between a love story and a revenge plot

By BRITTANY SPANOS │ October 21, 2022

COULD YOU HAVE ever guessed what Taylor Swift’s Midnights would sound like? Since announcing the album in late August, Swift tried out a new rollout strategy: no single, no surprise drop 12 hours later. ... - Read at

Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero

Seulgi: “Everybody has a little bit of good and evil in them”

Red Velvet singer Seulgi is usually known for her soft, sweet image but things couldn’t be more different on her solo debut ‘28 Reasons’

By RHIAN DALY │ October 7th 2022

A huge explosion erupts in a field, sending a battered old car up in flames. Thick smoke billows far above the ruined vehicle and the scorched earth around it. Standing before it all is Seulgi, her face scratched and bruised... - Read at

SEULGI - 28 Reasons

Paramore’s ‘This Is Why’ is a snarling, defiant middle finger to the haters

"You’re either with us or you can keep it to yourself", Williams warns on the band's first track since 2018

By Ali Shutler │ 28th September 2022

A lot has changed in the time Paramore been away. It’s been five years since their most recent album, their last live show was in 2018, and the legacy of the ‘00s pop-punk explosion has been reconsidered, with the band finally given the respect they’ve always deserved ... - Read at

Paramore - This Is Why

Benee Conjures a Vampire ‘Beach Boy’ in New Video

Benee channels her love for Twilight in the new music video

By TOMÁS MIER │ 14th February 2022

Benee just wants a vampire boyfriend. On Monday, the New Zealand singer channeled her inner twerking witch as she cast a spell to get herself a blood-sucking “Beach Boy” in the video for her new song.- Read at

BENEE - Beach Boy

Caroline Polachek returns with atmospheric new single ‘Billions’

The B-side of the new single is a rework of Oneohtrix Point Never's 2020 track 'Long Road Home'

By Will Richards │ 9th February 2022

Speaking of the new track, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 this evening (February 9) and was produced by Polachek and Danny L Harle, Polachek said: “The overabundance of this world overwhelms me. Sometimes it seems like ultimate tragedy, the earth being pillaged and destroyed for it. - Read at

Caroline Polachek - Billions

Charli XCX breaks down her Rina Sawayama duet 'Beg For You': 'It was a long time coming'

By Marcus Jones │ January 28, 2022

For Charli XCX, making her upcoming project Crash, the final album in her five-album deal with Atlantic Records, was an exercise in expressing both the "emotions that I feel as a person when I'm falling in and out of love and hating myself" and "commentary on my space in pop music and my journey through the major label system." - Read at

Charli XCX - Beg For You