Katrina Ford: Go Deep

Lush, layered and easy to love for its retro-tinged pop style, “Go Deep” is the fourth single from singer-songwriter Katrina Ford’s forthcoming first-ever solo EP (out 24 June). Ford, a beloved indie-rock fixture since her debut as the front woman of the band Celebration, also created the track’s charming, collage-like music video. When asked about the song, Ford paints a detailed picture as a deeper …

China’s Spectacular Molten Metal “Fireworks”

A 500-year-old Lunar New Year ritual in Nuanquan, China (a short span, considering the nation has celebrated the holiday for 3,800 years), Da Shuhua involves Chinese blacksmiths tossing molten iron at an icy door to create a riveting shower of sparks. The name translates to “beating down the tree flowers,” which refers to an agricultural practice that stimulates growth in fruit-bearing plants. It was developed as a …

Celebration: Rolling On

Bright and exciting from start to finish, “Rolling On” will be the opening track of Celebration’s forthcoming Wounded Healer album. A chugging bass line, peppy organ work and singer Katrina Ford’s dynamic vocals drive the song forward with joy and fervor. The LP will be the Baltimore trio’s fifth and, from the early teases, vibrance seems to be a through-line.