[DISCLAIMER: This article is an opinionated case study on a new subgenre of horror some critics and academics have coined as “new-wave horror”, but it can also fall under “elevated horror” or “post-horror”] * Hayley Williams’s Petals for Armor album looks very different in 2022, two years after its release. Because of an overabundance of new acts, new releases and new avenues of distribution, albums nowadays … Continue reading Opinion: Hayley Williams’s Simmer Trilogy Is A (New-Wave) Horror Masterpiece + New-wave horror music videos playlist
The past few years saw a rise both in the sheer number of musicals and musicians experimenting with the visual album format, blurring the lines between long-form music video and movie. When Olivia Rodrigo, 2021’s breakthrough pop artist, released a visual album AND a ‘prom experience’ (SOUR Prom, since removed from Youtube, but almost entirely available as a playlist), it really showed that the format … Continue reading Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey
Warpaint announce new album, “Radiate Like This”, share new track, “Champion” When we last listened to Warpaint, it was Lilys, a track specifically made for the HBO mind-bending comedy ‘Made For Love’. The band hasn’t really released new material in more than five years, so when “Champion” dropped, it was clear that the four women are back with a slew of new ideas that they’re … Continue reading Music News (January 27th 2022) : Warpaint. Grimes. Ayra Starr. Melody’s Echo Chamber. Yumi Zouma. Foxes. Bonobo.