1. profiles
    Sophie Can Show You the World“Being completely authentic about the time you live in is something that I would view as a career-long objective.”
  2. song review
    FKA Twigs Has Had Enough of Celebrity Culture on Her First Song in Three YearsAfter an engagement to Robert Pattinson, “Cellophane” shines a light on the suffocating scrutiny of falling in love with the public watching.
  3. song review
    Sky Ferreira’s Big Comeback Song Goes Full Twin PeaksWhat if we heard from Laura Palmer’s ghost? Sky Ferreira’s first single in six years envisions what she’d say.
  4. social media is weird
    Why Do People Keep Photoshopping Weapons Into Pop Stars’ Hands?And it resulted with someone handing Carly Rae Jepsen a plastic sword at Lollapalooza.
  5. Spotify, R. Kelly, and the Music Industry’s Slow Push Toward ChangeSpotify’s new policy is heartening, but it obscures a deeper problem in contemporary media consumption.
  6. Janelle Monáe Steps Into Her Bisexual LightingThe queerness of “Make Me Feel” is explicit, ecstatic, and self-directed.
  7. On 1989, Taylor Swift Became a True Pop StarIt’s an album about being looked at.
  8. How Torres and St. Vincent Are Subverting Sexualized Rock-Star ArchetypesIn new music videos, the artists are claiming the role of objectified and objectifier simultaneously.
  9. Introducing Lomelda’s Sad Open-Road Music“I think that’s where a lot of angst comes from — having really strong emotions but feeling like you’re not allowed to express them.”
  10. album premiere
    Stream Frankie Cosmos’ Delightful New EP Fit Me InPlus, read an interview with the prolific Greta Kline, who delves right into electronic instrumentation on her latest.