The London Underground’s African Diaspora Roundels

In conjunction with Art on the Underground, British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong redesigns the London Underground roundels (the discs that mark each station) for the Westminster Underground stop. Achiampong’s iteration will represent the colors of the African diaspora—green, black, yellow and red—and depart from the traditional red, white and blue palette. It’s significant because it represents a sometimes overlooked community within London’s population and also because …

King Princess: Hit The Back (Playboy School of Pop)

Recorded to accompany her appearance in Playboy magazine’s Pleasure Issue, King Princess has released “Hit the Back (Playboy School of Pop)” and it’s an upbeat, seductive pop song—though the beginning prepares the listener for a ballad. King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) impersonates a handful of high-school stereotypes in the accompanying video, and the stills in it are pulled from her feature in the magazine.

MorMor: Some Place Else

“Another day like yesterday / Where it all just slips away / A change of scene, a change of pace / I’m waiting on some better days,” MorMor (aka Toronto singer Seth Nyquist) whispers on his track “Some Place Else.” It appears on his EP of the same name, but received the video treatment just recently. The visuals are equally melancholy, but add a complexity …