Articles by

Suzannah Weiss

PREMIERE: Allison Mahal Thrives After Heartbreak on Debut EP ‘Me Now’

Heartbreak has provided inspiration for endless songs and albums, not only because the topic is so universal but also because everyone somehow still has their own unique spin on it. For Nashville-based singer-songwriter Allison Mahal, a breakup was a...

8 Songs That Got Us Through the 2020 Garbage Fire

When everything’s going south, one of the few things you’ll always have to lift you up is music. That was especially true this year, when many of our social lives came to a halt, but there was no shortage...

PREMIERE: Elisia Savoca Celebrates Singlehood with “Do Re Mi”

Breakups are difficult — some more than others. But often, even after the hardest breakups, we realize we’re better off without our exes. In hindsight, we see problems we’d overlooked in the relationship, and we start to enjoy our...

Jenny Banai Premieres Couchwalker on Film

Lots of important moments take place on couches. They’re where we enjoy (or tolerate) our families’ company when we’re growing up, where we bring back dates to get to know them better, where we disclose intimate details of our...

PREMIERE: Viviana Rincón Soars Despite Fear of Flying on “Turbulence”

Indie-pop artist Viviana Rincón gets nervous on flights. When the plane encounters turbulence, she can feel her heart sink into her stomach. Reflecting on this fear, she realized she didn’t have it when she was little; it developed during...

Ley Line Brings Brazilian Tour to Life on Sophomore LP We Saw Blue

All-female, multilingual folk fusion band Ley Line is based in Austin, Texas, but the quartet formed in Brazil, where founding members Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez first met and began playing shows together in 2012. Five years later, after twins Maddy and Lydia Froncek joined...

PREMIERE: Yarin Glam Shares Eating Disorder Recovery Story on “Free”

A few years ago, Israeli-born, LA-based pop artist Yarin Glam was battling an eating disorder. Now, she’s singing about her experience to help others who are in the same dark place she once was. Glam’s latest single, “Free,” is...

Laurel Switches Up Her Sound for Petrol Bloom EP

London-based pop singer and producer Laurel has been releasing music since 2014, but she considers her latest EP, Petrol Bloom, the start of her career in a sense. “As an artist, I’ve been around for a while and made...

Falcon Premieres Nostalgic Piano Performance of “The Good Stuff”

If you’ve been through a difficult breakup, you may have been advised to think about what wasn’t working in the relationship so you could move on without regrets. But on her single “The Good Stuff,” LA-based pop artist Amanda...

There’s No Better Time to Listen to Kacey Johansing’s Soothing New Album

LA-based indie pop singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Kacey Johansing’s latest album No Better Time is mellow and soothing, a much-needed mood at the moment. Even though the songs weren’t written about the current state of the world, many of the lyrics read...

Laura Jinn Explores Illness in Many Forms on Sick! Debut EP

Listening to Brooklyn-based electropop artist and producer Laura Jinn’s debut EP Sick! is an experience somewhat akin to watching a dark comedy. Full of sass and detailed scene-setting, the EP covers dysfunctional relationships, paranoia, and encounters with quirky characters. Jinn’s...

PREMIERE: Subhi Searches for Silver Linings on “Wake Me Up”

When Indian-American singer-songwriter Subhi went to LA to record a new song in March, she’d just begun hearing news about COVID-19. Tasked with improvising a song in the studio, she began offloading her feelings about the rising pandemic. The...

PREMIERE: Neska Rose Shatters Ageist Tropes with “The Repel of a Young Girl”

People underestimate the value of women’s voices, and young women in particular are all too often looked down upon and spoken down to. 14-year-old singer-songwriter/producer Neska Rose both challenges and disproves these gender and age hierarchies with her latest...

PREMIERE: Slow Dress Triumphs Over Trauma with “Back Into My Body”

Most art depicting trauma focuses on the uncomfortable parts of it: the painful feelings, the distressing memories, the dissociation. Katie Solomon, lead vocalist for Boston-based indie rock band Slow Dress, is familiar with these aspects — but her group’s...

Anna B Savage Premieres “Corncrakes” Ahead of Candid Debut LP

A little while back, Dublin-based singer-songwriter Anna B Savage kept coming across the corncrake — a bird that is easy to hear but often difficult to spot — in books she was reading. This species was a convenient symbol...

Josephine Foster Paints a Mystical Wonderland with No Harm Done LP

There’s something otherworldly about Josephine Foster’s music. The Colorado-based folk singer creates transcendental states with her voice, and the eight tracks on her latest album No Harm Done are no exception, spanning from a conversation with the holy spirit...

PREMIERE: Ciara Vizzard Powers Through Bad Luck in “Victory”

A lot of us are going through a rough time right now, to put it mildly, and UK-based pop artist Ciara Vizzard can relate. Several years ago, she lost two family members over the course of a week, and...