The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, the academic work of Dr Donda West, and how Kanye was inspired by his late mother’s literal voice on ‘DONDA’.
On her album “Happier Than Ever”, Billie Eilish references an ancient Hindu poem to invoke a sense of corrupted innocence.
“Let’s Get The Party Started” comes at a time when punters are missing concerts more than ever. In these stressful and existential times, a mosh would do us some good.
A lyrical analysis of Kanye West’s relationship with his mother and family.
In today’s age of cancel culture and online woke-ness, one mysterious internet memelord has taken a stand against a media institution. As a result, his unique 28 year-old male voice, possibly one of the last bastions of truth and justice in the Australian media landscape, has been silenced.
The tension between hope and despair that we all find ourselves in in 2021 was perfectly captured by 22 year-old Amanda Gorman’s stirring inauguration poem, ‘The Hill We Cilmb’.
While Joe Biden has played into the ‘lovable uncle’ branding, and Kamala Harris has experience as a woman of colour, the inauguration playlist they released…just doesn’t quite sit right.
As we look back on 2020, here is a list of my picks for MVPs of the year from a variety of media, but primarily related to music.
Onefour and Kid Laroi have similar beginnings. From rough neighbourhoods in typically maligned hoods around Sydney, to global audiences in a remarkably short time span. For Onefour, their road has been followed an organic, homegrown recipe for success. For The Kid Laroi, he chose to shoot straight for the big leagues to pursue success Stateside.
An analysis of lyrical content and vocal style for British post-hardcore alt-rock group Bring Me The Horizon.