Nashville-based pop group Nightly will tell you that. After breaking out with their hit single “XO” in 2016, the band signed a major deal. However, it wouldn’t be their permanent home. As things ended up not working out, the band soldiered on independently, touring and releasing music themselves.
One week before all our lives changed so much, model Eden Cohen and photographer Lithai Pletain met for a photo-shooting. We love the varied images, black and white and in between the orange splash of colour. After all orange stands for joy of living, curiousity and frisk.
Sometimes you just gotta move on. That’s what LeyeT is doing on her new single. Freshly out of her recording contract, the LA-based pop artist is back to doing things…
With the help of his flatmate and friend Jeanne photographer David Kirscher captured a few slices of their lives under quarantine.
Simply, and eloquently, that’s what “slowdown” is about. Indie pop titans Smallpools and morgxn have joined forces for their latest single, and it could not come at a better time. Held down by an undeniable bass groove, and thumping four-on-the-floor drums, “slowdown” is the perfect supplement for dancing the quarantine blues away, without losing perspective.
In this issue we are going to explore happiness. The pursuit of happiness may well be the most stubborn of all human clichés. Everybody, throughout human history, has been searching for it, selling it, finding it, and losing it. Happiness is what keeps us humans going. What helps us forget the hardships. It distracts us from the tragedy and finiteness of life. Happiness is like the drug that keeps us alive.
“I have always been connected to music in one way or another but never got the time and somehow also the confidence to break the walls. But it finally happened.” tells us Her Silhouette. “I wanted to create something from scratch, a new identity, a seed I can plant and slowly watching it grow.”
“I’ve been visiting my memories. My hot body after the sun. The wind blew on my face. The breeze calming down in the treetops. And that day full of…
“While the afternoon sun was shining through my sister’s vintage style room in Bangkok, I thought of how to best utilize the setting I was in.” tells us Ronnakorn Charoenkun. He has always been enchanted by this specific scenery and some time ago he finally had the chance to convert it into pictures.
“Let’s find a place where we are free to roam. Away from all the daily struggle of keeping up appearances. Well groomed, dressed accordingly, always punctual. Is that who we really are? Or are we just trying to fit in?” After two and a half years Stefan Fröhlich is back on C-Heads and enchants us with a series photographed last summer starring Larissa.
“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’.
“I took this images with Filiza on an empty Miami beach a couple of months ago. I was on holiday with my family and Filiza was in NY but decided to spend the weekend in Miami so we could do this shooting together. We met up at 7 a.m. during a beautiful sunrise and started shooting one hour later.”
“We met just a few days before quarantine.” Michaelis Moshe smiles while talking about her memories. “Assila is a singer and has been introduced to me and my friend Ray Litsala by a girlfriend we had a shooting with before. She has such a strong energy, and I really wanted to see her again.”
“[W]hat is a melancholia? What is a depression? – we find ourselves faced with an enigmatic chiasmus that will continue to preoccupy us. If loss, mourning, and absence set the imaginary act in motion and permanently fuel it as much as they menace and undermine it, it is also undeniable that the fetish of the work of art is erected in disavowal of this mobilizing affliction.
During a gig at the Modular club in Cape Town Austrian Apparel dropped the track “Whimper” for the first time and played it for about 20 minutes straight. The crowd went nuts. And the new album version was born.