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Dave and Stormzy Are Up for Some Prestigious Songwriting Awards

They've been nominated for the UK's Ivor Novello awards, alongside acts like Everything Everything and Sampha.
Lauren O'Neill
New music

Daaaaayum: This Track From Kendrick Producer Bekon Is a TUNE

After contributing to eight songs on 'DAMN', the once-backstage collaborator releases his debut single, "Cold As Ice."
Ryan Bassil
pop science

Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" Is as Basic as Taylor Herself

The expert music theory behind why her comeback single doesn't at all slap, especially compared to her strongest tracks.
Emily Bootle

How Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum Faced Grief on His Devastating New Album

Following the death of his wife and co-creator Geneviève, Elverum discusses raising their child, the terrifying political future and 'A Crow Looked at Me.'
Grayson Haver Currin
Deep Ass Questions

Why Do We Look Down on Pop Stars Who Don't Write Their Own Songs?

The art of curation can impact storytelling just as much as songwriting – but why does it pick up less respect?
Alim Kheraj

What Happens When Gun-for-Hire Songwriters Try to Go Solo?

It worked for Sia and Bruno Mars, but what about the women trying to break out on their own today?
Tshepo Mokoena

Revisiting the New Radicals Song That Taught Us How to Navigate the Future

In 1998, “You Get What You Give” captured the true essence of intention, purpose and adulthood.
Ryan Bassil
the vice reader

Bob Dylan Doesn't Need a Nobel Prize

The winner never pleases everyone, but it's at least a chance to remind the larger public that serious literature exists, and to give one person a nice boost in book sales.
Hanson O'Haver

"People Just Love Oppressing Each Other": A Conversation with Regina Spektor

Over the course of her career, Spektor has become a master of shifting perspectives to tell the stories of others. On the release of her seventh album, we discuss acceptance and motherhood.
Alexandra Pollard
Internet Exploring

The Song Credits for Frank Ocean's 'Blond(e)' Have Finally Arrived

And they're an... Ocean of information.
Phil Witmer

An Interview with Paul Simon, One of the Last Burning Stars in the Pre-Internet Galaxy

Paul Simon was taking about cultural appropriation before the Internet was even born, but what does the seasoned songwriter think about modern pop in today's hyper-connected world?
Tshepo Mokoena
Holy Shit

Drake Worked as a Songwriter For Dr Dre When He Was Nineteen

Drizzy and his pal Noah "40" Shebib caught a break working for Dr Dre's Aftermath record label.
Noisey Staff