Caroline Kingsbury’s Pride 2022 Playlist for COOL HUNTING

This track list features dramatic dance-floor numbers and tales of empowerment

For our Pride playlist this year, LA-based queer indie-pop recording artist Caroline Kingsbury looked to a recent personal experience to inspire an energized, expressive and empowering track list around the self-selected theme “Chaotic Pride Breakup.” Kingsbury—who recently released a five-track EP, Remixes from Heaven, following her boldly textured and genre-spanning 2021 debut album, Heaven’s Just A Flight—chose songs she herself has been listening to following the end of …

Fana Hues’ Valentine’s Day Playlist for COOL HUNTING

We speak with the singer-songwriter and musician ahead of the release of "Flora + Fana"

Following her exquisite 2020 debut, Hues, singer-songwriter and musician Fana Hues is poised to release her second full-length album, Flora + Fana (out 25 March). It will encompass a spectrum of emotions lyrically and sonically, and the just-released track “Wild Horses” encapsulates them all. According to the recording artist, the first single, “Pieces,” “set the tone for Flora + Fana, ‘Breakfast’ solidified the sonic world, and ‘Wild …

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Saying farewell to two icons, plus new tunes in this week's musical wrap up

Ronnie Spector: You’d Be Good For Me Ronnie Spector, best known as the lead singer of quintessential ’60s girl group the Ronettes, has died at 78 years old. Born Veronica Bennett in Spanish Harlem, she formed the trio with older sister, Estelle Bennett, and their cousin, Nedra Talley, in 1957. They soon became a popular live act in NYC, but their biggest hit—”Be My Baby” …