12th November 2018 | Music
Holy Swift is a weekly podcast where three Taylor Swift superfans (Jessica Zaleski, Krista Doyle, and Kelly Boyles) dissect the entire Swift discography (Swiftography?), song-by-song, in meticulous detail. But not, like, in a creepy way.
In Episode 98, we talk about painful massages, celebrity dinner parties, and the song 'Clean'.
Listen to the full episode below.
In Episode 98, we talk about painful massages, celebrity dinner parties, and the song Clean. (67 minutes)
9th November 2018 | Music
Watching The Throne is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. Hosts Travis and Chris go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind his albums.
For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. Plus, there is a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's the interview series, My StorYe, where Travis and Chris interview people about their relationship with Kanye West.
For each song's bonus episode, Travis and Chris list their rankings for the songs they've covered so far, discuss their favorite lines from the song, and recall the moment Ye stopped us all in our tracks and made us think, "Wait Kanye...what???" And then, of course, they provide an update on the happenings of everybody's favorite clone, Clay Z.
In this bonus episode, Chris and Travis cover their favourite lines from 'Homecoming'. They also discuss their plans for Hey Mama Day, and Chris gives stages a one-man play around Kanye West's infamous, breathtaking poem, 'McDonald's Man'.
Listen to the original (i.e. non-bonus) episode about 'Homecoming', 'here.
For each song's bonus episode, we list our rankings for the songs we've covered so far, discuss our favorite lines from the song, and recall the moment Ye stopped us in our tracks and made us think, Wait Kanye...what??? (25 minutes)
9th November 2018 | Music
Our friend and yours Sabrina Carpenter sits deservedly at the top of our New Music We Love for the second week in a row. If we are going to take one lesson that she has taught us over the past few weeks it would be this: If you release good music, people like it! It’s a mystery!
Featured Song: Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me
To say that Sabrina Carpenter’s new album ‘Singular: Act I’ is “highly anticipated” is an underestimation. Although it’s only 8 songs long, they are 8 very very good songs and no time is wasted! If this is just Act 1… what does Act 2 have to offer? We’ll have to wait until 2019 to find out!
Of the new songs on the album, ‘Sue Me’ stands out as a favourite – it’s a big pop song but is more mature than most of her previous singles. It’s a heartbreak song (leading us to think, once again: Who would dare break Sabrina Carpenter’s heart?) but if this is inspiring her to make more music, then we can’t complain really!
Other Good Ones
Lennon Stella – Fortress: OH WOW. Lennon is 5 for 5 now – every single song she’s released is amazing. ‘Fortress’ is deep, layered, includes ‘Cups’ from Pitch Perfect-style clicking and her vocals… she’s truly in a league of her own.
Jonas Blue – Desperate (feat. Nina Nesbitt): Blue’s new album, called ‘Blue’, is out now and features a gaggle of features including Jessie Reyez and Joe Jonas alongside his previously release songs. This previously unreleased single might be our favourite on the album, Nina’s vocals fit perfectly on the track and prove two things: She is an amazing artist (durr), Jonas really can produce an endless…