Helen Ehrlich

  • May 3, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Tessa Violet is an internet-born indie pop star who has been scoring millions of fans on YouTube and TikTok, releasing numerous collaborations and her hit 2019 album. Tessa has now joined forces with lovelytheband (drummer Sam Price, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and lead vocalist Mitchy Collins), an indie rock band known for their smash hits like … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tessa-violet-lovelytheband-are-tired-of-games/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 3, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Olivia Rodrigo is one of the boldest voices of generation-z. Her “drivers license” song rocked airwaves and has the world  anticipating her upcoming debut album. “deja vu” is the second installment in this story. This time, Olivia is scrutinizing her ex’s new relationship. “Car rides to Malibu,” Olivia sings, planting listeners back in the car. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/olivia-rodrigos-dejavu-julia-michaelsons-all-your-exes-are-different-sides-of-the-same-coin/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 27, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    KIAN is an 18-year-old Australian singer and songwriter who got his start at just 16-years-old  (using a track he wrote at 14) with triple j, an Australian radio station focused on broadcasting and supporting Aussie talent. His track “Every Hour” and his debut EP “BLISS” brought him serious success, in his home country and beyond … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/rising-australian-star-kian-remixes-sunbeam-with-dutch-hitmaker-leven-kali/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 25, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering a career program for teenagers to discuss the presence, value and incorporation of gender in the world of working in museums. The program is part of an ongoing series. The Career Labs offer students interested in the field, college and career materials, with information from panels of professionals. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-met-offers-a-teen-career-lab-on-gender-at-work/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Content warning: This article and the music video it analyzes includes the discussion of violence and police brutality. Hitmaker and critically acclaimed musician Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, known as H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed) has released the music video to her Golden Globe and Critics Choice-nominated song “Fight For You,” which was made for the film “Judas … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/h-e-r-drops-the-music-video-to-the-track-fight-for-you-featured-in-judas-and-the-black-messiah/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 17, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Lord Huron is an indie folk band known for their unique sound and immersive stories. The group now includes Miguel Briseño (bass, keys, percussion, theremin), Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals) and Ben Schneider (guitar, vocals, harmonica). Tracks like “The Night We Met” and “Meet Me In The Woods” have brought the group … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lord-huron-is-not-dead-yet-hit-indie-folk-band-makes-their-return-to-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 17, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Weston Estate is a group of hometown best friends who burst into the indie music scene, finding vast success with their tracks like “Cotton Candy” and “Fresh Air.” The quintet was formed by Abhi Manhass (production, bass), Srikar Nanduri (guitar), Tanmay Joshi (vocals) Marco Luka (vocals) and Manas Panchavati (vocals). They discussed their origins and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/weston-estate-use-their-latest-track-to-hold-on/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 19, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Louis Tomlinson fan accounts joined together in April of 2020 to launch a large series of “competitive streaming parties,” called the Walls Olympics, in honor of Louis Tomlinson’s album. The organizing Twitter account behind the event, Louis Tomlinson News, explained, “The aim was to create a fun and diverse approach to streaming parties, especially in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/louis-tomlinson-fans-compete-in-the-walls-olympics-how-fans-activate-in-the-modern-age-of-the-internet/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 19, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Conan Gray dominated the indie pop game in 2020, releasing his debut album, dropping multiple TikTok famous songs, scoring Taylor Swift’s praise and working on his first official collaboration since signing with a label. Now Conan is back with his first single since his Kid Krow album, “Overdrive.”   Rising siren noises and distant electric … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/conan-gray-goes-into-overdrive-on-his-latest-single/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 5, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    19&YOU is a music group who formed under extraordinary circumstances, vying to make their mark on the indie pop game. With desires of creating an entire brand and world around their music, they’re trying to push the bounds of what is expected from a rising group. 19&YOU was formed under strange circumstances by a group … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/get-to-know-rising-indie-pop-group-19you-and-their-latest-track-bored/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Coco Jones came bursting into homes around the world in 2012 as Roxy in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Let It Shine,” with her impressive voice and stage presence at just 14-years-old. She continued to make music, dropping her iconic hit “Holla at the DJ.” Coco didn’t receive much attention from Disney or mainstream coverage … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-coco-jones-being-a-light/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 30, 2020By Helen Ehrlich

    Zayn Malik is one of the most accomplished young stars in the world, with a history in internationally acclaimed boyband One Direction and an award-winning vocal repertoire. He has publicly struggled with his music and the emotional weight of stardom, keeping him out of the spotlight in recent years. In July of 2020 Gigi Hadid, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/zayn-is-better-on-his-latest-single/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read