Artist To Watch: powfu

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Meet Powfu, the down-to-earth lo-fi hip-hop artist whose journey from the viral success of “death bed (coffee for your head)” to his latest collaboration with The Chainsmokers continues to leave an indelible mark on the lo-fi hip-hop scene. In this interview, we explore the inspirations behind his music, upcoming collaborations, and memorable moments. If you’re in search of the perfect …

Morgan Reese: Empress Of Mars

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Morgan Reese blends genres so effortlessly, her music feels like it transports you to another world. Everything is so detailed. Her album , Empress Of Mars, is inspired by her eclectic taste and carries a message of empowerment that radiates through every song. We talked to her about the challenges she’s faced and how she stays motivated. Let’s talk about …

What Happened To Pop Stars?

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It’s easy to look at the pop music landscape in the defining eras of their respective reigning pop queens: Britney Spears and her Max Martin pop dominance, Beyonce’s continual reign over the culture, Taylor Swift’s country crossover that just doubled her fanbase, but will pop queens continue to dominate or are we moving into a completely different music structure. How …

Concert Review: LAYA Is A One-Person Must-See Show

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Emerging from the purple, fluorescent lights, LAYA takes center stage. The crowd shouts as she greets her excited audience, informing everyone this is the last show on her tour. The rhinestone embellished seaming of her black shorts shimmers in the stage lights. Her zebra print gloves come up to her shoulders and accent her matching thigh-high boots and black bra. …

New Rules Makes New York City Debut

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If you’ve ever gotten butterflies from seeing a band live, then you’ll understand exactly what it was like to see New Rules perform. Mercury Lounge in New York City became fans’ home for a day as they lined up and camped out starting as early as 9 AM. New Rules had curated the type of fanbase over the pandemic that …

Keeping It Simple With Sam Fischer

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I adore Sam Fischer’s music so from one Sam to another, this interview was especially memorable. We talked about teens reminiscing about “The City” and his latest single, “Simple.” We’re so ready to see more of him this year and hopefully in real life, too! Check out our interview below.  Sam, so great to talk to you! I’d love for …

Polartropica On Representation And Activism In Music

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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 …

SOUR As An Asian American

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I say this with as little boasting as possible – as a High School Musical franchise fanatic, I *personally* knew Olivia Rodrigo was always going to be a star. With the debut “driver’s license,” it was almost like she appeared out of nowhere, but after screaming “All I Want” for the last six months prior, I knew this was going …

Get Familiar With newfamiliar

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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

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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 …