Recording Artist Yndi’s Playlist for COOL HUNTING

As with her compelling debut album "Noir Brésil," this 10-track playlist is an emotional excursion

Franco-Brazilian trans artist, composer and producer Yndi (formerly known as Dream Koala, from 2012 to 2020) released a debut LP this May, entitled Noir Brésil, that sets her beautiful, dynamic vocals within transfixing orchestral complexity. To celebrate the ravishing release, Yndi generously assembled a playlist of tracks that have garnered her attention in the way that her powerful album captured ours. “These tracks are songs that I’m …

Q: Alone

South Florida R&B recording artist Q (aka Q Marsden) contrasts a soft falsetto with rigid drums and distorted bass on his self-produced single, “Alone,” which is set to appear on his major label debut, The Shave Experiment, out this month via Columbia Records. Beneath the haze, “Alone” addresses anxiety, pain and isolation, intertwining current emotions and moments of reflection. Altogether, it’s a sonic departure from …

Interview: Recording Artist Ezra Furman

Surveying the sound of the indie singer-songwriter, from a Bandcamp release to the Sex Education soundtrack

With the recently released Bandcamp-exclusive album To Them We’ll Always Be Freaks, literary rocker Ezra Furman shares rarities and “reject recordings” from behind the scenes of 2018’s urgent, erudite and experimental LP, Transangelic Exodus. A lot has happened between those releases: a catchy, substantive soundtrack for the hit Netflix series Sex Education, the boisterous brilliance of 2019’s Twelve Nudes, and the release of a book on Lou Reed’s iconic album Transformer, …