Interview: Songwriter + Vocalist Ryan Beatty

Developments and inspirations from the dynamic recording artist

Ryan Beatty opens his latest album with an ending. The singer’s 12-track Dreaming of David (released earlier this year) greets listeners with “In the End,” a binaural narrative on rising waves of warm electronics with lyrics of intimacy and isolation. Beatty’s voice transforms until the last syllable—soaring, supporting, moving—but when the track comes to its end, seamless production steps the sonic profile into the next song. It’s …

Radical Love at NYC’s Ford Gallery

We speak with curators Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker about their second exhibition in the series

The Ford Foundation‘s Radical Love exhibition, housed in their new NYC gallery space, brings together a cohesive message that represents several facets of what both love and being together mean. This group show of 23 artists aims to meld together and create a cohesively inclusive message that showcases the multiplicities that love embodies. In this honest representation, narratives of violence, trauma, and loss communicate the strong …

serpentwithfeet: bless ur heart (acoustic)

Brooklyn-based artist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) breathes new life into “bless ur heart” with a just-released acoustic rendition. From Wise’s LP soil, the original and highly theatrical track sheds its layers as Wise lets his delicate vocals rise in a tender, moving and transcendent way.