‘I Felt Broken and Needed to Be Mended,' Says KeiyaA

KeiyaA didn't have internet connectivity on her phone when she released her first album Forever, Ya Girl on Bandcamp in March 2020, so she had to walk downstairs to connect to the local video store's wifi to post about the release on her Instagram. " All I remember is letting hours pass and then returning […]

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What We Learnt from Adele's One Night Only Special

In an honest, wide-ranging conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Adele discussed the sorrow of her divorce, abandoning the goal of a nuclear family, her weight, and her poor connection with her late father. The singer admitted she felt "embarrassed" that she couldn't make her marriage to Simon Konecki "work" during a sit-down in Winfrey's rose garden, […]

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‘How Can I Perceive Death in a Bad Light When Someone I love Has Died?'

After their Guardian photoshoot, Let's Eat Grandma appear at a café, dressed as a couple of pop stars. They are both tall – around 5ft 9in – and dressed in luxurious jewel tones with impeccable eyeliner, but the similarity stops there. Jenny Hollingworth has the thick red curls of a young Kate Bush, while Rosa […]

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Review of Self-Esteem – A Woman Reborn

Even though it's just the first song of the night, half of the audience is howling like dogs. Of course, delirious excitement is the proper reaction to Self Esteem's maximalist pop. A few hundred people are jammed into what may be the last of Sheffield-bred singer-songwriter Rebecca Lucy Taylor's numerous jaunts throughout Britain's small venues, […]

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The Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor's Version) Review

Taylor Swift's attempt to re-record (and reclaim ownership of) the six albums she released for label Big Machine, which were allegedly sold out from under her to an old rival, continues with the release of Fearless earlier this spring. Red, released in 2012, is one half of some of the greatest pop songs of all […]

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Arranger for Christmas Ad Accused of Mimicking Electric Dreams

This year's John Lewis Christmas campaign is at the center of a controversy when a small-known band accused the corporation of plagiarizing their arrangement for its main song. The arrangement of Philip Oakey and Georgio Moroder's 1985 electro-pop hit Together in Electric Dreams, which is included in John Lewis' new commercial Unexpected Guest, by the […]

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