These independent projects hint at the past, present, and future of the fascinating State in North of Brazil
Amarante speaks with PopMatters mainly about Drama here, but he has a world of things on his mind. From the choice of the album cover art to the arrangements of a song, every detail in Drama tells a story full of “bubbling meanings”. While some of these meanings are plain and simple, some are yet to be unlocked –even for Amarante himself.
The red-colored cake filled with buttercream didn’t only inspire the name of the Korean girl group Red Velvet. It symbolizes the two-faced nature of their musicality. While the “red” side of their music is colorful and vivid, the “velvet” side represents a more mysterious or sensual side. But perhaps a dessert that better describes Red Velvet is crème brûlée.
At only 17, Michelle Branch created The Spirit Room, an album that perfectly balances an indie approach with mainstream-friendly songwriting.
The playbook features insightful takes on the effects of the pandemic in the music world, but it also covers evergreen topics and things that every artist can benefit from, anytime and anywhere.
Marisa Monte’s first album in ten years is almost escapist in how its positivity and romance distance from Brazil’s current situation.
Carole King‘s contribution to the canon of pop music is so big that her name seems both omnipresent and never enough celebrated. Thus, the volume dedicated to King’s most successful and acclaimed album, Tapestry (1971), in Bloomsbury’s prestigious 33 1/3 book series, is an obvious choice for a project that aims to discuss legendary albums .
Taste of Love is an enjoyable dance-pop album but the best moments of TWICE’s new phase are in its predecessors.
Korean singer-songwriter Song Heejin uses every color of her experience in the K-pop industry to paint a gorgeous, diversified landscape on ‘Soda’.
One of the most beautiful and representative songs of the genre called “guitarrada paraense” — a guitar-driven genre from the Brazilian State of Pará — is finally on streaming platforms.
With almost a 20-year career, having gone through underground and Korea’s mainstream, and several ups and downs, Tymee’s story is one of determination and overcoming adversity with her best weapon: talent. Here are eight reasons why she was a pioneer, a total legend, and why she should be acknowledged as such.
Pabllo Vittar’s Batidão Tropical comes at a moment when Brazilian Northeast culture is on the rise but she’s taking Brega music to the next level.