9 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Lil Durk, Water From Your Eyes, Arlo Parks, and More

Arlo Parks My Soft Machine

Water From Your Eyes compose freaky pop music out of helter-skelter beats, pitch-bent guitars, weltering synth glitches, signal-jammed earworms, and vocalist Rachel Brown’s sometimes chanted, sometimes chatty, always oddly catchy cadences. Preceded by “Barley,” the […]

Kesha’s new album, ‘Gag Order,’ pushes her personal struggles to the forefront : NPR

Kesha's new album, 'Gag Order,' pushes her personal struggles to the forefront : NPR

Kesha attends an art exhibition curated by herself and Brian Roettinger to celebrate the release of Gag Order. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for ABA hide caption toggle caption Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for ABA Kesha attends an […]

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, And More Perform At Coronation Concert

Nicole Scherzinger - Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

All eyes were on the UK this weekend, with Saturday’s Coronation Ceremony at Westminster Abbey for King Charles III followed by a star-studded Coronation Concert on Sunday night at Windsor Castle that included performances from […]

‘I relate because I’m also that uncool guy’: inside Ed Sheeran’s mysterious fanbase | Ed Sheeran

‘I’m speccy, ginger hair, really short, English. That guy doesn’t become a pop star’ … Sheeran surrounded by fans in Los Angeles, May 2023.

Ed Sheeran is very aware of the contradictions at the heart of his superstardom. The first line of his new Disney+ documentary, The Sum of It All, finds the multi-platinum songwriter declaring: “I’m speccy, ginger […]

25 summer concerts in L.A. we can’t wait to see

Members of Grupo Firme

It’s like the Super Bowl for online fan armies: Megastars Taylor Swift and Beyoncé will be performing at SoFi Stadium this summer, a mere month apart. Swifties will be sure to note that Taylor has […]

The Lion Sleeps Tonight: one song’s journey from 1930s South Africa to Disney money-spinner | Music

Pete Seeger with the Weavers.

South African music is a confluence of paths; a plethora of hands, feet and voices crossing and moving ever forward, yet still interconnected. For that reason, attempting to unravel those strands and arrive at some […]

Billy Corgan on the Survival of the Smashing Pumpkins

Ghostface Returns in the ‘Scream VI’ Trailer

With the third and final act of Smashing Pumpkins‘ Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts released, Billy Corgan is feeling a lot of gratitude not just for his band’s new music, but for its longevity and […]

Bebe Rexha Is Taking Listeners on a Trip to the 70s with Her New Album ‘Bebe’

Bebe Rexha

Popstar Bebe Rexha has released her self-titled album ‘Bebe’ and netizens are pouring appreciation for the singer’s effort to take listeners back to the retro era. Bebe Rexha turns the clock around in her recent […]

Gordon Lightfoot Canadian folk singer dies at 84

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot, Canada’s legendary folk singer-songwriter known for “If You Could Read My Mind” and “Sundown” and for songs that told tales of Canadian identity, died on Monday. He was 84. Representative Victoria Lord said […]

The Type of Music Each Zodiac Sign Should Listen To — Best Life

Megan Thee Stallion

Whether you typically gravitate toward songs with a danceable beat and catchy lyrics or you prefer something more mellow and chill, it’s always fun to listen to new artists. After all, you never know which […]

Jessie Ware: That! Feels Good! review – 21st-century disco packed with personality | Jessie Ware

The artwork for That! Feels Good!

In the wave of glitterball-dazzled pop-dance albums that sparkled a little light into 2020’s gloom, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia was the world-beating monster smash – No 1 in 15 countries, 10bn streams and counting on […]

Blackpink at Coachella review – high-octane stream of pop bangers | Coachella

2023 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 2INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Jisoo, Lisa, Jennie, and Rosé of BLACKPINK perform at the Coachella Stage during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15, 2023 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Blackpink, the K-pop superstars who became the first Asian and all-female band to headline Coachella on Saturday night, are a testament to the increasingly porous language and cultural barriers in pop music. The group’s members […]

Recognition at last for male divas. But if Elton John qualifies, why not Drake – or Kendall Roy? | Rachel Aroesti


Who do you think of when you hear the word diva? A trailblazing punk singer? A civil rights activist and second world war spy? A man? Well, maybe – especially if that man is Elton […]