When there is so much convulsion and change in the air, the compulsion to think about space, the possibility of occupying it freely — no mask, just sun — the floral dress stands in as a commitment to providing a morale boost, an insouciance sensibility, an optimistic, laid-back attitude, perhaps?
What better way to start a Monday than with a cool sound? So take a few minutes break from your work or whatever you are doing right now and turn up the volume for Iyamah’s fabulous track ‘Won’t Work’. The video was spontaneously shot in India and in our chat Iyamah tells us all about this experience: “It’s one of the most spontaneous and challenging things I’ve ever done, planning the whole thing, performing and directing it all.”
We had a chat with the 21-year-old British producer Sonn about his new single, creative moments and the chance to have a fresh start.
The Swiss electro-pop quintet known as Alois recently released a record called Azul. It’s a collection of sweltering, moist tunes with something of a Balearic streak. It’s the type of music that sounds like it was recorded with deep-summer abandon in mind, which it probably was. And it definitely hit that sweet spot between analogue instrumentation and synths and drum-machines just right.
Niko Neithardt´s work abducts the viewer into a dreamy world, full of beautiful portraits, travel memories and pastel coloured sunsets. We had a chat with the Heidelberg based photographer about daydreams, his brother being his favourite photographer and having learned to go with the flow.
A while ago we chatted to the young talented musician Amilli about her awesome debut hit “Rarri”. And we also don´t want to keep her latest release “Alone In The Rain” from you. A soothing, chilled track accompanied by a beautiful video making us feel all nostalgic about road trips towards the sunset and the sound of the sea.
We sat down with 26 year-old French-Polynesian self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Pastel to talk about his new song Daylight, teaming up with vocalist Ben Kessler and the very first moment when he felt he wanted to be a musician.
It is a really special visual journey on which German photographer Andreas Weise and model Natalie take their viewers. At times with a delightful smile, in other moments with a thoughtful look.
They say the best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips, but during this quarantine I´ve learned words are the first kiss. We are used to judge by appearance, to touch before we listen, we connect with our bodies before than with our minds. But now, being isolated we can only touch each other through our words.
“I´m very good at making every song I write very sad. I literally cannot help or stop myself. Since being a child I’ve always been attracted to the darker sounds and shades of life. However when my sister gave birth to my beautiful nephew Louis, I suddenly felt a whole new feeling I´d never felt before.” tells Charlotte OC about her latest release ‘Falling For You’.
“Just a boy was written because sometimes you get hurt in past relationships and that ruins your ability to trust or depend on somebody or rely on their word so the main theme of the song was that you have this person who’s telling you that you can trust them and you are unsure because of your past.” tells us Alaina Castillo while we are listening to the awesome track out of her upcoming EP the voicenotes.
Photographer Robert Vincze teamed up with model Miki Davis who is with Profile Model Management Ltd to create this beautiful visual story, mostly kept in black and white images. Thoughtful, melancholical, hopeful, wondering – Miki´s eyes and lips tell the story that we are all in now.
Good energy is just what we need right now therefore we absolutely love the new video from the UK’s Gorgon City feat Chicago’s Drama. The beautifully shot video involving a street dance interpretation of ‘West Side Story’, filmed in DRAMA’s hometown of Chicago with a local street dance crew underlines the cool sound in the most perfect way and is a homage to the city that inspired Gorgon City & Drama’s collaboration.
“My vision is to blend a fusion of music styles (mixing r’n’b/soul with latin and jazz) in a scenery that hasn’t been in the spotlight for artists in the soul/pop scene. “explains Katerinha, who is a North Macedonian singer/songwriter living and working in Berlin, on her first ever release “Tripping”.
“I guess I am at this point of my life where I found my true self. Well, it´s a constant process. I am not lying to myself anymore. So I am trying to be honest with what I have or what I don´t have anymore.” tells us Fritz Kalkbrenner when we speak to him about his upcoming album “True Colours”, whose title refers to showing one true self.