Music

what she said

The Unapologetically Punk Girls of Deanna Templeton’s Photography

March 4, 2021

The photographer takes us inside “What She Said,” her most personal work to date.

LESSON

Glitchcore Duo XIX on How to Create a Glitchy Banger

March 3, 2021

Yung Skayda and Karm the Tool, the pair behind the TikTok duo XIX, teach us how to master Gen-Z’s latest trend.

music

Playboi Carti Takes Kid Cudi Behind the Method to His Madness

March 1, 2021

Rap’s self-proclaimed vampire rock-star talks to his friend and collaborator about his rise to superstardom.

cover

Cardi B Gets a Pep Talk From Mariah Carey

February 23, 2021

Sound advice from one MC to another.

let's dance!

Black and Queer Artists Make Us a Very Black and Queer Playlist

February 22, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, Honey Dijon, Mykki Blanco, Vincint, and more share their favorite songs by Black LGBT+ musicians.

In Conversation

“Smoke and Make Fire”: Slowthai and A$AP Rocky Dream Up Post-Lockdown Plans

February 17, 2021

The rappers and collaborators fantasize about linking up with the boys, weed farms on Mars, and a trip to the Barbados.

now listening

Aerial East Makes Beauty of the Ordinary

February 16, 2021

Her new music video, shot by Brianna Capozzi, is a dazzling trip through an ordinary day.

music for reading

Brian DeGraw on the Lasting Impact of Brian Eno’s Diary

February 8, 2021

To mark its 25th anniversary, the Gang Gang Dance co-founder revisits the highly influential “A Year with Swollen Appendices.”

introducing

Listening to Sofía Valdés is Like Daydreaming on the Beach

February 5, 2021

Meet Sofía Valdés, the 20-year-old Panamanian singer-songwriter making music that hits like a wave.

add to queue

Brent Faiyaz is Listening to Sade, 2Pac, and His Song With Tyler, The Creator

February 2, 2021

“Man, I’m not trying to plug my shit, but…”

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Arlo Parks Is Listening to Frank Ocean, Funkadelic, and Music for Plants

January 26, 2021

Ahead of her debut album, “Collapsed in Sunbeams,” the ethereal singer tells us what’s on her playlist.

lucky star

The Queen of Pop, In All Her Glory

January 25, 2021

Inside “Adore Madonna,” an exclusive look at her 45-minute shoot in Tokyo, featuring photographs by Kenji Wakasugi.

Thirstory

Everyone, Including Fran Lebowitz, Loves Dolly Parton

January 19, 2021

We celebrate the American icon’s 75th birthday by visiting her July 1989 “Interview” cover portfolio.

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Brice Partouche Is Listening to Bruce Springsteen, David Allan Coe, and Danzig

January 12, 2021

The founder of the French apparel brand Satisfy Running shares a playlist you can really move to.

in conversation

Grandson and Tom Morello on What Rock and Roll Means in 2021

January 8, 2021

The musicians discuss Springsteen, jelly beans, and Paul Ryan bench pressing to Rage Against the Machine.

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VanJess is Listening to Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, and Themselves

January 8, 2021

The Nigerian-American R&B sister duo shares what’s on their playlist.

we love the '80s

’90s Heartthrob Nick Carter Takes Us Back to the ’80s With His Favorite Films of the Era

January 7, 2021

With his latest single “80s Movie,” the Backstreet Boy is back, alright.

nice to meet you

Meet Sfera Ebbasta, Italy’s Superstar-in-Waiting

January 5, 2021

The 28-year-old rapper on his breakthrough album and readying himself for world domination.

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Channel Tres Is Listening to Prince Demos, Kendrick Lamar, and Kali Uchis

January 5, 2021

The genre-bending artist discusses his musical inspirations, his dream dinner party guests, and why he’s never seen an episode of “Friends.”

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Bella Thorne Is Listening to Joan Jett, Aly & AJ, and Iann Dior

December 30, 2020

The multi-hyphenate talks break-up albums, go-to karaoke songs, and music to smoke to.