Scott Matthews: New Skin

With the single “New Skin,” English songwriter and recording artist Scott Matthews delivers a haunting return. The song is drawn from Matthews’ poetic seventh studio album, New Skin (out 14 May), composed of a dauntless swirl of ambient sounds, acoustic instruments, warped synths and electronic samples, all bound by evocative vocals. In the Damien Hyde-directed music video, Matthews embarks upon a moody night drive that matches the …

Premiere: “Taming Shadows” by Allie Crow Buckley

Contradictions and nuance in the LA-based singer-songwriter's newest release

From LA-based singer-songwriter Allie Crow Buckley‘s album Moonlit and Devious (out today), “Taming Shadows” comprises countless dualities. Though minimal, it explores several concepts—some tangible and some abstract. Simultaneously it’s a love song and a promise, while touching on memory, dreams, conflict, inner tumult and healing. Buckley says illustrating these many—sometimes disparate—qualities was central when writing the lyrics. “I was exploring the ideas around the dualities …

International Women’s Day: Interviews

Conversations with artists, musicians, winemakers, educators, community organizers, chefs, writers and more

We must celebrate women every day, not only with a hashtag on International Women’s Day. Part of honoring women is also raising awareness about and taking action against inequality, and always engaging in intersectional feminism that includes all women everywhere—no matter their race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality, appearance, income, occupation or education. With that in mind, we encourage readers to consider donating to local mutual …