Music

Revisiting Joy Crookes’s Covers

March 9, 2021

When I sit at my desk most days, I try to convince myself that it’s not winter – that the sunlight I see scattered across my view would make me sweat if I went outside. I know that if I snuggled up to my window, my nose to the cold pane, and looked down, I’d … Read More

Melika’s “1010” Transcends Into the Ethereal

March 5, 2021

NYC-based singer, songwriter, and producer, Melika, dropped the new video for her track 1010 last week. The video, directed by Kateryna Czartorysky, begins with her walking into a bedroom colored in indigo and magenta fabrics. Before her head falls onto a pillow, her body transcends into the ethereal. “Respect we moving slow // Breathing through … Read More

Raveena’s “Tweety” Is Nostaligic for the Innocence of First Love

February 9, 2021

Raveena dropped the music video for her latest song “Tweety” last week. Directed by Raveena and Chris Cadaver, the video’s retro, ‘90s aesthetic–chronicled by desk telephones, lava lamp backdrops, bell bottoms, and sticky hands–evokes our nostalgia for innocent first loves and aimless summers. The song features gentle, swaying beats and the unique allure of Raveena’s … Read More

“Nobody Is Listening” Has Moments of Sweetness

January 26, 2021

Zayn Malik quietly released his new album, Nobody Is Listening, earlier this month. With his smooth vocals and familiar post-boy band R&B, the One Direction alum is definitely hard to ignore. The album begins with “Calamity,” which listens like a spoken word piece and gives an edge to an otherwise generic pop album. The track … Read More

Edwin Raphael’s “Sea Of Things” Offers an Escape From Anxiety

December 9, 2020

Edwin Raphael premiered the music video for his new single “Sea Of Things” today in Flaunt. The song gives a small glimpse into the “spectrum of human indulgence” he explores in his upcoming Staring At Ceilings EP, which is due out in February 2021. The Montreal-via-Dubai based artist parallels most things in life to water … Read More

GoodMostlyBad Navigates Heartache With “Baby” EP

November 19, 2020

In her new EP Baby, Doha-based DJ and producer GoodMostlyBad (aka GMB aka Gurmehar Bedi) takes listeners on an intimate auditory journey through her experience of navigating the aftermath of an abusive relationship. The EP alternates between soft, bedroom beats and vocals that perceptively capture her intermingled experiences of heartache, self-discovery, pain, and healing. A … Read More

Disco Auntie Sessions 9/20, Day Mixes

September 27, 2020

I’m working from home now. Outside there’s a pandemic on and I have few reasons to leave my desk. Time feels like something that belonged to the people who lived before. Now the days run together. Night bleeds into morning which languishes into the afternoon. The death of the sun, the rise of the moon, … Read More

Humeysha’s “You Always” Is the Beginning of Healing

September 21, 2020

Zain Alam, the artist behind the music project Humeysha, released a new single, “You Always,” on Bandcamp Friday. All proceeds from the track will go to Bed-Stuy Strong and India Against Corona, to organizations responding to an unprecedented global crisis. “You Always” landlessly moves across language and sound and evokes something so effectively unterritorialized, diasporic, … Read More

Diving Deep into Tasneem’s “Just Before the World Ends”

August 31, 2020

Tasneem is a songwriter, producer, and multidisciplinary artist whose most recent EP, Just Before the World Ends, dropped late last year. Tasneem, who recently relocated from LA to Toronto, produced their own record and is sharing their experience with other artists who may feel isolated in their creative processes. Just before the pandemic took hold … Read More

Anjali Taneja’s “Golden Linings” Is a Lesson About Growing from Pain

August 28, 2020

Anjali Taneja’s latest single, “Golden Linings,” is a soulful reminder that there’s a powerful beauty in surviving and growing from the hard shit that life throws at us. Co-produced and written with producer Mars Today, guitarist Joel Van Dijk, and Charlie Sierra, the single provides a conversation about pain. As her lyrics go, “golden linings, … Read More

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