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Read story: Method in Madness
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Method in Madness

There came a time when Abel Tesfaye no longer found himself lusting for anonymity. Making it out of the shadows of his major label debut in 2013 with Kiss Land, the artist now exposes himself as the beauty behind the madness. There’s no need to wait any longer ‘cause THE WEEKND is here.

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Aug 3, 2015 · 6 min read

Read story: Summer Lovin'
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Summer Lovin'

Any finn goes with outlandish rapper Beach Boy.

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By NZ reads
Mar 9, 2018 · 3 min read

Read story: Turning the Corner: A Look Back and Forward at Cubism
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Turning the Corner: A Look Back and Forward at Cubism

Cubism as an art genre defies literal perception. It makes us feel, at first, confusion. But then, as though ascending from a hiddenbut-familiar, dark place, (or might we consider, descending a staircase) the comforting sensation of realization drifts into focus. “AH! I get it!” we might say, the longer we look.

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By Your Home Magazine
Apr 28, 2018 · 3 min read

Read story: Grace Weber
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Grace Weber

As an artist that makes music that fits into multiple genres, like R&B, soul, hip-hop and gospel, Grace Weber has plenty of influences that have helped shape her sound. She grew up listening to the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday, Diana Washington and Boyz II Men, among others. As she got older and more into songwriting, she turned to Joni Mitchell, a Canadian singersongwriter. “I used to study her lyric books and just dive into her songwriting and try to figure out how she does it and how she’s so epically amazing,” Weber recalls.

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By Beyond the Stage Magazine
May 31, 2018 · 7 min read

Read story: Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes

From signing up for Vine to signing a contract with Island Records, sixteen year old Shawn Mendes has made quite the impression on the big stage. In under two years, the Canadian singer/songwriter established his presence earning the right as the youngest artist to have a debut single single in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 100 Chart, touring alongside Austin Mahone, and winning a Teen Choice Award. Since debuting his first single, Mendes has released The Shawn Mendes EP, and most recently his new single, “Something Big.”

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By Local Wolves
Jan 17, 2015 · 5 min read

Read story: Heart of Glass
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Heart of Glass

Canadian electro-punk Alice Glass (aka Margaret Osborn) speaks with an unusually resonant voice.

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May 31, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: New Rules
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New Rules

Serving modern pop with a dark twist along with her deep velvety voice, edgy fashion sense, and carefree personality, Dua Lipa gives a better view on her different sides with poignant lyrics, soulful vocals, and unapologetic anthems in her self-titled album.

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By STATUS Magazine
Jul 4, 2017 · 7 min read

Read story: Electric Love
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Electric Love

There's no better feeling than to fully express something you’ve been holding in for so long, and for Hayley Kiyoko, she’s been lucky enough to have done it twice. First popping up our television screens through teen bopper movies like Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster and Lemonade Mouth, Hayley has always been listening to the beat of her own heart. “My first love was definitely music. I didn’t really plan to be an actress,” recalls the artist. “Music takes a long time to cultivate and turn into something that you’re proud of. I’ve been working on my music since I was young, but as I was getting older, I got into acting. I enjoy both, but I’m focusing all my energy on music right now.” Although she’s had an earlier stint in a five-piece girl group along with Tinashe called The Stunners, growing up to the lyrical stylings of Fiona Apple and Metric’s Emily Haines ushered her to tell her stories in her own way. “I love catchy melodies, so I always knew that pop was gonna be the right mold for me,” she shares. “I felt like I could add to the pop world because I definitely have a different perspective and point of view, so I’m glad that people are responding to it well and connecting to it on a level that I connect with.”

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By STATUS Magazine
Jul 4, 2017 · 4 min read

Read story: Julie Vera
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Julie Vera

The most telling sign of a band’s longevity is its ability to grow and evolve—perfect example: Jule Vera. The self-proclaimed (though picking one genre doesn’t feel right to either one of them) alt-pop rockers are changing up their sound that best suits the band moving forward. From touring with friends to maturing in the industry, Ansley Newman (vocals) and Jake Roland (guitar) detail Jule Vera’s story.

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By Beyond the Stage Magazine
May 31, 2018 · 5 min read

Read story: Childish Gambino
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Childish Gambino

It’s a rainy, early summer evening in New York City’s Central Park. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) is set to take the stage after fellow rappers Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q. The weather has caused the show to be delayed, but the attendees are only more energized, with roars of “Gambino! Gambino! Gambino!” waving across the sold-out crowd.

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By Variance Magazine
Jul 1, 2012 · 4 min read