“I feel people tend to get any message being passed to them while they are in a place of comfort, so what I try and do is get people to dance to the message and learn subconsciously.” With these words, Nigerian singer, songwriter and musician Bella Shmurda sums up his approach to music. From amassing over 1.2 billion global streams to nurturing an ever-growing fanbase, Bella has carved a path for himself in the music industry.
“Emilie de la Chapelle and I have been close friends since 2018,” shares photographer Róża Kadi about this series. “Despite not treading the professional model path, Emilie possesses a distinctive body consciousness and a statuesque pose that translate into striking photographs. Over the years, we’ve collaborated on numerous projects and shared an aesthetic vision. This photo series, however, holds unique significance as the final endeavor before Emilie embarked on a new chapter of her life.”
Months before entering this place I had never thought about going to Japan this soon. It was a dream I’ve kept for years. Overwhelmed by the decision to go there I had convinced myself that I needed to make groundbreaking works. While traveling this expectation weighed heavily on me. I felt guilty for not touching my camera several days and after that I came to the realization that nothing will be groundbreaking if it’s not coming from within.
Highlighting the vibrant allure of a sun-drenched Miami summer, photographer Fro Rojas and model Michal Idan collaborate on an enchanting photoplay, fittingly named “Miami Solstice”. The photoplay is a visual diary of Michal basking in the Miami sunlight, her engaging demeanor and easy smiles revealing a serene mood that is as inviting as the city’s summer. “Miami Solstice” is an homage to the allure of the summer season, offering viewers a taste of sunny days immersed in the restful tranquility of poolside relaxation.
Matilda Mann candidly reveals her sentiments regarding her recently unveiled acoustic EP, You Look Like You Can’t Swim‘: “These songs feel like ones I would have dreamed of writing when I was 17.” These heartfelt songs, rich with authenticity, showcase her lyrical and melodic capabilities. One such track from this compilation is ‘In Plain Sight’. This song captures an unexpected discovery of love with such sincerity that it’s sure to have listeners swaying to its breezy, summer-infused rhythm.
A wild ride through sun-splashed streets and rugged coasts, a fleeting affair with sunsets and shadows – that’s what awaited us in the vivid photoseries by Mario Lomas, featuring his friend Berta.
In his latest offering, “Chop Time, No Friend,” Mr Eazi makes a return to his Banku Music roots. The track is an irresistible, rhythmic dance tune that carries the unmistakable essence of summer. Paired with the vibrant visuals of the music video, shot in the creatively bustling city of Dakar, it is truly a celebration of African artistry and creativity.
In the final days of spring, the first truly hot days had arrived. Burdened with work and a strong desire to escape the bustling city, we yearned to break free from our obligations and conventions, and to embrace the carefree spirit of our childhoods in nature.
JVLY, an Australian singer-songwriter-producer, stands out in the ever-evolving music landscape with his blend of electro-R&B/Soul, as demonstrated in his new track ‘here.’ This is a wonderfully calm, smooth song that sinks deep into the mind and draws you in.
Neal’s approach, inspired by the crystal blue water of the island and the exhilarating sensation of life in such a paradise, invites us to “embrace it, stretch into the sun, and run your hands through the water.” Enjoy!
Lily Hain is spicing things up. The American singer-songwriter has been crafting melodies since she was just a little girl growing up in the mid-Atlantic province of North Carolina. Now based in New York, she’s found a home in organic, soulful musings, rife with fingerpicked guitars, and crooning melodies.
Introducing a frigid foray into the art of photography with Andy Go and Alina: the duo that has graced the world of imagery since 2016. This year’s expedition led them farther than ever before—to the jagged shores and frostbitten landscapes of the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The rendezvous in April brought icy scenes and a chilly +7C temperature, but these conditions could not dampen their fiery passion for photography.
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Hailing from the Nordic outpost of Iceland, Inki creates a brand of avant-pop that is difficult to qualitate. Haunting, interesting, and resolute, her sound possesses a sweeping dichotomy that feels appropriate for the plains or the club floor, an undeniably Scandinavian talent.
A lifelong lover of nature, Tuna integrates his adoration for the natural world into his photographic work. His portfolio displays a variety of settings—from green fields and blooming flowers to diverse landscapes and seascapes—all complemented with compelling portraits. “Being in nature is a constant source of new ideas and inspirations,” Tuna says, “It’s a well that never seems to run dry.”