Barny Fletcher is an English musician making rap music with a focus on the fun. He debuted in 2019, and has continued to pump out tracks packed with pomp and playfulness since. He’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, the soundtrack for Michaela Coel’s critically acclaimed “I May Destroy You” and an exclusive campaign with
Noah Kahan has come to be one of the most dominant figures within the world of modern acoustic music. His rich voice, crushing lyrics and sense of humor have endeared fans to him. Noah and I spoke last fall ahead of his second album, I Was, I Am, after we’d chatted ahead of his debut
Ábi (stagename ABI) is a self-desrcibed “Korean-American pop/r&b singer-songwriter and artist” who is focused on creating her art and combatting violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Ábi was born in Illinois in U.S., before her family reloacated to Daejeon, South Korea. She grew up singing in church, traveling between South Korea and Southern
From the Affinity Archives: This interview took place in October of 2021 Stephen Sanchez is one of the largest breakout stars of a generation online. The song ‘Until I Found You’ has amassed over 140 million streams on Spotify and there are over 400,000 videos using the original version of his song alone on TikTok.
Atlanta is responsible for many of the dance crazes that have rocked the world over the last few decades. As the “Black History Capital of America,” Atlanta also serves as the birthplace of much of the dance and music that seeps out to the rest of the country, eventually appropriated and repurposed in other places.
After a star-studded Coachella stint, rising to a new level of celebrity status, Harry Styles’ third album Harry’s House was highly anticipated. He is more comfortable on this album — even the press outfits include fewer Gucci suits and more large sweaters, flowing blouses, stretchy jumpsuits and pajama sets. As an artist, performer and adult,
Pauli The PSM is a creative who has worked as music director for FKA Twigs and Harry Styles, as well as a composer for the YouTube Original production “Black Renaissance: featuring Michelle and Barack Obama.” They are revered for drumming, as a longtime performer for Gorillaz and have toured with performers such as cellist Kelsey
Glass Animals is one of the most trending bands in the world currently. In 2021, the group was nominated for two American Music Awards: “Favorite Pop Duo or Group” and “Favorite Rock Artist” as well as their first ever Grammy. With the success of their hit song “Heatwaves’” (read a full Affinity review of the
Conan Gray was one of the biggest indie-pop artists of 2021, and he’s been gearing up for the release of his sophomore album and preparing for his world tour. Conan tapped pop star Julia Michaels to help write the track “Telepath.” The playful lyricism matches Michael’s work, as well as aspects of ILYA and Caroline
Luke Hemmings has been working in the music industry for a decade, but this is his first project as an independent artist, sans 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). The album, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From, is filled with a mix of experimental and classic rockier sounds. The tracks that are closer to
Gunnar Gehl is a singer, songwriter, model, and social media star who has been creating poppy hits with some of the biggest names in music production. For Gunnar, it keeps coming back to the fans — he’s focused on easier music to sing along to, videos that are more fun and live shows that are
Breakout indie star Conan Gray is traveling the world with Saint Laurent, being featured in Vogue videos and continuing to drop smash hit songs. His most recent track, “People Watching,” is the third single from his highly anticipated but unconfirmed sophomore album. The song already has over 16.4 million streams on Spotify alone, exhibiting the