Music Mondays: Francis Quinlan

There is nothing else I’ve listened to this past week (aside clips from Beychella, of course) besides Hop Along’s latest album Bark Your Head Off, Dog. I’ve gotten everything I need from their leader Francis Quinlan: charming and imaginative storytelling, captivating vocals, and pop melodies and hooks. And who are we kidding, the girl is just super […]

Music Mondays: Cardi B

There is really no point in trying to talk about anyone/anything else. Cardi B’s debut LP Invasion of Privacy dropped last Friday and it woke everyone the hell up!   Cardi also made her debut on SNL this past weekend, you know, just livin’ her best life. Ms. Almanzar out here proving that “bad bitches do what […]

Music Mondays: Chloe x Halle

The kids are definitely alright! After five years of honing their sound and developing as artists under the tutelage of Queen Bey herself, the sister-act Chloe x Halle released their debut album last Friday. And let me tell ya, this album has everything that is good in popular music: R&B ballads, pop anthems, electronic beats, […]

Music Mondays: TOKiMONSTA

It’s taken me a few months but I’ve finally gotten around to listening to TOKiMONSTA’s latest album, Lune Rouge (reminded by the release of Kingdom’s remix of “NO WAY” on Friday).  And holy hell, was I depriving myself of some true beauty! Of course I have come to expect strong, piano-inflected, smooth beats from the LA-based […]

Music Mondays

Not gonna lie…I’ve been exclusively listening to one song since last week: the Keala Settle-led “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. I have Settle’s powerful performance during this year’s Oscars ceremony to thank for the introduction to this show-stopping, uplifting number. Seriously y’all, if you’re feeling down or like all the confidence has […]

Music Mondays: Courtney Barnett

I’ve been listening to Courtney Barnett’s new single “Nameless, Faceless” almost obsessively since she released it about a couple of weeks ago. Her anger about and annoyance with misogyny is just about the only thing I’ve been able to relate to these days. The song itself showcases what I believe is Barnett at her best, […]

Music Mondays: [Checking in Edition]

A whole lotta of our past Music Monday ladies are releasing new music and living their best lives so I thought I’d compile some of the awesome things they’re doing in one post, you know, for posterity and all that. From our first MM feature: SZA (collaboration with fellow TDE artist Kendrick Lamar) While we’re […]