Lucky Daye Is Turning His Traumatic Religious Upbringing into Hope
The most exciting new voice in the R&B revival grew up in a Christian church that forbade him from listening to music. With his debut album, 'Painted,' he's turning his pain into song.
Karol G Is Bigger Than Reggaetón
The urbano hitmaker spent over a decade making a name for herself in Colombia, slowly evolving into the global pop artist she's ready to become.
Lena Raine's Digital Ambience Can Make You Panic or Help You Relax
Her soundtrack work for the acclaimed platformer 'Celeste' earned her scores of awards and a spot onstage next to Hans Zimmer. Her debut solo album 'Oneknowing' was made, in part, as a way of dealing with the sudden spotlight.
Stella Donnelly Is Ready to Piss a Lot of People Off
The Australian songwriter's debut album 'Beware of the Dogs' sticks the knife in misogynists and other regressive bullshit artists. She knows that some won't take too kindly to that.
Kirk Knight Went Platinum at 22—Now He Has To Figure Out What’s Next
The rapper and producer scored a hit with his beat for A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” in 2017. With his new album ‘IIWII,’ he’s trying to figure out how to stay in the spotlight. Or if he even wants to.
Grapetooth Are the Last Fun Band Standing
The Chicago duo has been selling out venues for the last year. We caught up with them on the cusp of their debut LP.
Makaya McCraven's Utopian Vision of Jazz Could Change the World
The drummer's new album 'Universal Beings' was recorded in four cities with four bands, turning moments of improvised genius into ecstatic beatwork. It's a testament to the power of music without borders.
An Energy Healer Gave Emma Louise A New Voice
How a spontaneous trip to Mexico and an encounter with the Greek god Zeus led to 'Lilac Everything', the Australian singer-songwriter's weird, wonderful new album.
The Goon Sax Are Indie Pop's Next Best Mess
The Brisbane trio is set to win the hearts and minds of lovesick kids around the world with the release of 'We're Not Talking', their second collection of guitar pop miniatures. They just have to find their keys first.
GAIKA's Revolutionary Music Could Change Everything
Drawing on the legacies of dancehall, trap, and all sorts of other borderless music, the Brixton-raised musician imagines a utopia where the whole world is at his fingertips. And yours too.
Rap Needs Q Da Fool's Relentless Storytelling
The Largo, Maryland rapper is the hottest artist in The DMV, and now with some help from Roc Nation he's set to amplify his voice across regional lines.
Tierra Whack Is the Philly Surrealist Taking Rap into Another Dimension
A day in Philadelphia with the 22-year-old creator of a strange and wonderful universe she calls 'Whack World.'