New Hair. Who Dis?! The Weeknd returns with his new single and upcoming album title-track, “Starboy.” Now what really sticks out to me is the involvement from Daft Punk. This is major! The Weeknd is reportedly looking to revamp and perhaps move back to a sound reminiscent of projects passed. I’m not sure how this . . .
The Weeknd isn’t afraid to introduce “Starboy,” the character for which his forthcoming album was named, in dramatic fashion via a visual accompaniment, which features Daft Punk. The video features The Weeknd actually getting rid of his own persona before turning up at a mansion. The album releases on November 25th. Watch the video for . . .
Dutch vocalist Maydien and U.K.-based producer ROMderful, also known as R.O.M., are a fitting duo on their ambient new release, “Here.” ROMderful’s bouncy, melodically driven production serves as an ample backdrop for Maydien’s elastic delivery, which toes the line gracefully between singing and rapping. The production has a slightly ominous feel to it, with guitar . . .
When Outkast released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003, I was enamored. Of course I loved Big Boi‘s southern rap cadences, but Andre 3000‘s take on psychedelic funk and jazz with Atlanta swag appealed to my senses. It was new and experimental and gritty while being soft. One of the standout tracks was “Prototype.” The release . . .
Solange‘s A Seat At The Table helped a lot of people cope with their lives in different ways. Expressive, heartfelt, and sincere, it was her most popular project to date. She is just as honest and open in her open letter, which was released via Teen Vogue. Read an excerpt from the Solange open letter . . .