Years & Years and Religious Subversion

The idea for this post came to me immediately after my first listen of Years and Years’ sophomore album, Palo Santo, which was released at the beginning of July. However, I thought it best to allow the music to marinate in my mind for a little while longer, and allow the ideas explored on the album to…

Interview: BLOCK

“There’s a change happening in Cork – you can even see it with the graffiti around the city. It’s very far out to say, but the first sign of a movement in a city is when art starts to come to the surface. Something has to happen, something has to overflow.” When Sir Henry’s shut…

Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’ – A Return to Color

When Kesha burst onto the scene in 2010, she wasn’t singing hymns about finding your true self, or the journey one must go on. She was singing party-animal anthems about the hedonistic lifestyle of a 20-something year old in the 00’s. Formerly stylized as Ke$ha, the singer garnered herself an infamous reputation as pop’s number…

Lorde’s “Ribs”: Exploring the Tragedy of Youth

This week, while watching Lorde’s Coachella performance, I was reminded of her stunning debut album, Pure Heroine. The album, which came out at the end of 2013, just as I turned 16, will forever remain as one of my favorites. Each song feels like a special puzzle piece. As these pieces fall into place, we uncover the…