The Godforsaken Mess of Taylor Swift's 'Illicit Affairs'

Hidden within the new Taylor Swift album we were gifted with at the stroke of midnight is a teenage love triangle, told from distinct perspectives in three separate songs: “Cardigan,” “August,” and “Betty.” “I created character arcs and recurring themes that map out who is singing about who,” she explained. Outside of this triangle, however, is a whole other mess: “Illicit […]

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Who is William Bowery on Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ album?

Taylor Swift certainly knows how to stir up major buzz over seemingly minor details. Case in point? The mystery that sparked over one particular person connected to her Folklore album. On July 23, 2020, the singer surprised and delighted fans with the news that she was set to release new music. In her Twitter announcement, she revealed that she had […]

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The truth about Katherine Langford’s music career

Australian actor Katherine Langford is a very busy and successful woman. Case in point: In 2018, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work as Hannah Baker in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which Forbes described as “one of the most gripping, engaging original Netflix shows in years.”  From there, her skill and acting credits took off at warp speed. In fact, she […]

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Pandora Launches New Series of Afro-Latin Music Stations

Pandora has announced plans to roll out a new series of Latin music stations dedicated to music by black artists from various parts of Latin America. The first station in the series is Afro Colombia Radio, which was launched on Monday. “These new stations represent our effort to highlight and celebrate [the] infinite contributions made to contemporary Latin music by […]

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Ellie Goulding’s ‘Brightest Blue’: Album Review

Ellie Goulding may not be not a household name in America in the same star electro-pop universe that contains brand-name contemporaries such as Katy Perry, Lorde and Florence Welch. But if so, who wants to live in that house, anyway? Ever since the anthemic, soft-EDM pop of 2010’s “Lights” and its accompanying folktronic album of the same name, the clarion-clear […]

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Replacements Unearth Unreleased Songs for 'Pleased to Meet Me' Reissue

The Replacements are prepping an expansive box set reissue of their 1987 album, Pleased to Meet Me, featuring an assortment of rarities and unreleased tracks, including Bob Stinson’s final recordings with the band. The set will arrive October 9th via Rhino. The collection will boast 29 previously unreleased tracks, including demos, rough mixes and outtakes. To coincide with the box […]

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Halsey, Khalid, Post Malone Win Big at 2020 BMI Pop Awards

The ‘Sorry’ singer takes home Song of the Year award while the ‘Location’ hitmaker and the ‘Sunflower’ star share Songwriter of the Year title at this year’s BMI Pop Awards. AceShowbiz –Halsey, Khalid, and Post Malone bagged the top prizes at the virtually held BMI Pop Awards on Monday (13Jul20). Halsey and her co-writer Delacey‘s break-up anthem “Without Me” won […]

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