Polartropica On Representation And Activism In Music

emilytreadgold #7, Features Leave a Comment

Polartropica has always been one of our favorite artists, she puts on these detailed, aesthetic shows and always has a message behind the shimmering music. Polartropica has been so active in BLM and the Stop Asian Hate movement. They started a microgrant program with their partner, artist  Lauren YS, aimed at supporting and showcasing queer, BIPOC artists. We talked to …

Get Familiar With newfamiliar

emilytreadgold #7, Features Leave a Comment

newfamiliar is making a name for themselves, their light vocals and effervescent melodies are accented with vulnerable, honest lyrics. They’re definitely a band that needs to be on your radar. We talked to them about how they got their start, their songwriting process, and what’s next. How did you guys form as a band? newfamiliar: We met through the music …

Swedish Pop Sensation SHY Martin Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

emilytreadgold #7, Features Leave a Comment

There is a definite chance you’ve already heard SHY Martin’s work before, perhaps without even realizing it. The Swedish pop sensation is a prolific songwriter, boasting credits on tracks for The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, and Ellie Goulding. With the unveiling of her own independent record label in March 2021, SHY Recordings, she’s forging her path as one of pop’s biggest …

Framing Britney Spears: Key Takeaways

emilytreadgold #7, News Leave a Comment

The Framing Britney Spears documentary on Hulu shows how vulnerable young women are in the music industry. Britney went from being the biggest pop star in the world to being trapped in a highly problematic conservatorship. From the start of her career, as a very young woman, she was villainized for being “sexual” and constantly asked inappropriate questions from major …

Olivia Rodrigo Is The Pop Star We Need

emilytreadgold #7, Editorial Leave a Comment

Olivia Rodrigo isn’t a name you might have heard before unless you’re embedded in the world of Highschool Musical: The Musical: The Series, HSMTMTS, a layered world of Disney that only the most die-hard fans know about, but when her song “Driver’s License” hit the music charts last Friday, we got a taste of who she’s going to become. “Driver’s …

Jamie Hannah Believes In Magic

emilytreadgold #7, Features Leave a Comment

Jamie Hannah has the most ethereal sound, it’s just so dreamy and light. His song “Magic” is about manifesting positive thinking and it’s exactly what we need right now. It’s something he shared with his neighbors in a sweet quarantine balcony performance. That’s what we love about Jamie, he’s always trying to share the lightness. We talked to him about …

New Music Alert: Jay Ratinoff’s “Fire”

emilytreadgold #7, Premiere 1 Comment

Jay Ratinoff’s “Fire” video is the perfect blend of sultry and sexy. The bilingual track showcases being in the moment. This video is sure to get you feeling very spicy, if we’re being honest. “‘Fire’ was a made up story that came out of my subconscious mind. When I’m writing lyrics, I usually don’t think of someone specifically. I usually …