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Amanda Gorman // The Hill We Climb & The Tension of Past, Present and Future Hope
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’.
The 20 MVPs of 2020
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.
A Tale of Two Sydneys // How Onefour and The Kid Laroi Took Australian Hip-Hop to the World
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.
The Vocal Journey of Bring Me The Horizon // From Deathcore to Stadium Rock: A Numerical Analysis
An analysis of lyrical content and vocal style for British post-hardcore alt-rock group Bring Me The Horizon.
Taylor Swift & The Evolution of Pop Country Realpolitik
Less than a year since the release of her last album Lover, the blonde one released a surprise album recorded and produced in quarantine isolation. She has taken it back to her storytelling country roots for an album literally titled folklore. Soaked in sepia tones of forestry and lace, the album lives up to its name, and isContinue reading “Taylor Swift & The Evolution of Pop Country Realpolitik”
Narcissistic, manic, provocateur, unpredictable, barely able to string a coherent sentence together…and then there’s Kanye!
“Who Will Survive in America?” // A Jazz Prophet’s Story
Gil Scott-Heron may not be a familiar name to many, but you can feel the impact of his poetry and music from the work of Kanye West to the protest cries of Black Lives Matter. If you see yourself as a citizen of conscience, he is an artist you need to know. Born in ChicagoContinue reading ““Who Will Survive in America?” // A Jazz Prophet’s Story”
Lyrical Breakdown: “I Can’t Breathe” // How a Man’s Last Words Became A Rallying Cry
“I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry not just in the streets, but also in politically oriented lyrics c. 2015. Five years later, these songs and lyrics are still relevant as ever.
F*ck It Mask On // A Visual History of the Face Mask
In today’s apocalyptic climate, one piece of fashion/protective equipment has shot to the forefront of public consciousness – the humble face mask. As a way of concealing identity or for personal protection, the face mask is an obvious solution. As a part of streetwear fashion however, there is a story to tell. From its originsContinue reading “F*ck It Mask On // A Visual History of the Face Mask”