Premiere: “The Performer” by James Righton

A collision of uncertainty, empowerment and stage presence in the single and music video

“Am I this showman up on stage? Or am I the dad changing nappies? Am I living in the moment and doing something enjoyable? Or am I fucking miserable?” James Righton asks us, ahead of the release of his debut solo album The Performer. “I find that really interesting: this idea of putting on a suit and becoming this other thing,” the Klaxons frontman continues. …

Premiere: “The Stain” by TR/ST

A track that underlines a new direction for Robert Alfons

At first listen, the “The Stain” is exactly as TR/ST’s Robert Alfons explains it to us: “a trepidatious push through murky waters, searching for shore.” The dark-wave track, premiering here, emits an eerie, emotional fog—and Alfons’ captivating voice acts as the guiding light through it all. Repeat listens, however, reveal many of the acclaimed artist’s greatest strengths. The atmosphere he constructs is addictive. His vocals …

Premiere: “All Eyes on You” by Active Child

We speak to the artist about his stirring video, with choreography by Jillian Meyers

Active Child‘s beguiling video for “All Eyes on You” is, apart from a single in 2017, his first new music to be released in five years. Working with director Isaac Ravishankara and choreographer Jillian Meyers, Active Child (aka Pat Grossi) perfectly aligns the stirring video to his exquisite, otherworldly music. Depicting two people (dancers Reshma Gajjar and Larkin Poynton) in a dimly lit parking lot, …