Music

Hrishikesh Hirway Is Moving Into the Spotlight

February 2, 2022

In July 2020, when the pandemic was raging, and the uprisings were ongoing, Hrishikesh Hirway was missing his friends and family. Stuck at home with his wife and small dog, he expressed a yearning that struck a chord across the internet, tweeting, “I woke up with a small, specific sadness: I miss being on a … Read More

Edwin Raphael’s Single “Sights Like These” Is Driving to Truth

January 4, 2022

Released last month, Montreal-based singer Edwin Raphael’s single “Sights Like These” brings on a trance-state almost immediately. Hypnotic, circling vocals combine with guitarist Dhruv Visvanath’s instrumentals to create a sound bath for meditation. Reflecting on moving on from hurt, lyrics like “I’m fainting & you won’t turn around” and “I’m faking but you won’t figure … Read More

PREMIERE: FLTY BRGR GRL Are Singing About Crushes in New “Sweet Boy” Video

August 26, 2021

The world is rose-colored, sweet, and sour in Norwegian pop duo FLTY BRGR GRL’s new music video “Sweet Boy,” premiering today on Kajal. The single comes off the band’s debut album Love You Forever, due for a late September release. Blending cool bubblegum punk riffs with garage pop, “Sweet Boy” is about unrequited love and crushes that hit … Read More

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

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