Black Pumas: Colors

Pulled from Black Pumas’ self-titled debut album, the retro-tinged “Colors” describes the lovely details of everyday life, while focusing on celebrating all the hues within. “I woke up to the morning sky, first / Baby blue, just like we rehearsed,” frontman Eric Burton sings, as the Kristian Mercado-directed video rolls along. The video, shot in the Bronx, aims to “explore the idea of the Bronx …

Rose Aura Offers Access to Your Inner Spectrum

Founded by Evelyn Salvarinas, the Toronto studio provides artful insights

A specialized photographic setup capable of detecting “auras,” or color-coded translations of your energy, became widely available in the ’80s courtesy of inventor Guy Coggins. Today, the process of assembling an aura photograph remains largely the same: one Polaroid-like camera, a pair of hand-shaped electromagnetic sensors and the biofeedback and electromagnetic measurements you receive from them. Using that information, an algorithm assigns an array of …

Premiere: Vitamin String Quartet’s Rendition of Björk’s “Wanderlust”

A live album and entrancing visuals in homage to the beloved Icelandic artist

Culminating in a special release for Record Store Day and a digital debut on 19 April, Vitamin String Quartet (known for 20 years worth of classical covers of popular songs) pays homage to Björk with a full-length offering entitled Vitamin String Quartet Performs Björk. The 13-track release spans Björk‘s discography—with obvious fan favorites from her first few albums as well as songs from more recent …