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Michelle Rose

Madi Diaz Archives a Universal Heartache on History of a Feeling LP

Nashville-based Madi Diaz brings us her most intimate songwriting to date with the release of History Of A Feeling, out August 27th via ANTI-. The record offers a sonic space to heal, feel, and face difficult emotions that are...

Reni Lane Takes a Lush “Detour” with Premiere of Latest Video

Life doesn’t always unfold the way we expect. That’s certainly been true for Brooklyn-based polymath Reni Lane, who has had quite an unpredictable journey – taking her from New York, to London, to Paris and beyond as a touring...

Sedona Soars with Latest Single “From A Mile Away”

Driving through the Catskills this past Spring, I had Sedona single “Missing in Paradise” on repeat. Sedona’s causal, hauntingly smooth vocal delivery feels instantly familiar and comforting, easily as infectious as Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere.” It’s an anthem to follow...

John Errol is on Fire with Genre-Melting Debut LP Inferno

Creating dense, nostalgic soundscapes somewhere between Elliott Smith, Nine Inch Nails, and Britney Spears’ 2007 magnum opus record Blackout, John Errol lands squarely in his own unique, postmodern iteration of pop with debut LP Inferno. Dreamlike production weaves together...

Meet Sound Wizard Bella Blasko

Bella Blasko started her music industry career as a studio intern, but a decade later, she has paved her way as an internationally traveling audio engineer, producer, and mixer, working with some of the biggest names in music. Her...

Ane Brun Looks Back on 2020 and Releasing a Double LP

With ten albums under her belt, (including original material, live recordings, and a collection of duets), prolific Scandinavian artist Ane Brun has been compared to a haunting Dolly Parton (sans drawl). Her sophomore record A Temporary Dive earned her...

WOMAN OF INTEREST: Octavia Sulea is the Femme Future of AI and Data Science

Octavia Sulea, a Romanian scholar born and raised in the Northwest part of Bucharest, with a masters in both English linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, and a PhD in Computer Science, is moving the needle as a queer female working...

INTERVIEW: Introducing Julia Wolf

Perusing through Julia Wolf’s Instagram, the combination of quirky photoshopped selfies, documentary style videos shot with her younger sister, and peeks into her songwriting process made her feel instantly familiar to me – like someone I may have grown...

Chelsea Collins Serves Up Classic Dirty Pop Anthem with “07 Britney”

Without the distractions of work or a social life, everyone has a lot more time on their hands, and they’re getting particularly introspective about the albums and songs that influenced their sound palettes. The “30-day song challenge” and “10...

Raia Was Shares Love Song to Anxiety with “You Are”

I came to know Raia Was from booking her to headline an ongoing concert series I curate in collaboration with Soho House called Future Female Sounds. It was summer 2019, and Was was about to release Side A of...

Ayelle Discusses NOMAD Mixtape and Shares “Overtime” Single

On an overcast drizzling Friday morning, I gave independent R&B pop chanteuse Ayelle an audio call on zoom, a tool we’ve come to know all too well during an era of social distancing. We discovered we were only a...

Delacey Shares “Chapel” Video and Discusses Debut LP Black Coffee

Los Angeles-based femme fatale Delacey brings us on an unapologetic journey through her masterful debut LP Black Coffee, released March 27. Reminiscent of a real-life Jessica Rabbit (from 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which combined animation and live...

Mothica Talks Metamorphosis Ahead of Blue Hour LP Release

Part suburban Oklahoma cowgirl, part Brooklynite, recent LA transplant McKenzie Ellis (who has released two EPs as Mothica) uses her cunning wit to balance clever wordplay while exploring intimate and often dark autobiographical experiences. Mothica is an alter ego...

WOMAN OF INTEREST: New York-based Artist and Illustrator Cerise Zelenetz

Cerise Zelenetz is a Vermont raised New York artist who left her heart in Paris. With a striking doll-like composure, stark demeanor, and coy sense of humor, Cerise creates curious illustrations that encapsulate her unique and thoughtful perspective on...