Daryl Perry

  • September 10, 2020By Daryl Perry

    In the age of social media, many fans are asking those they support to speak up about important around the world. For fans of the alternative pop band, Twenty One Pilots, this situation is all too familiar. While drummer Josh Dun spoke out in support of Black Lives Matter in May, lead singer Tyler Joseph … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/heres-whats-wrong-with-tyler-josephs-platform-tweet/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 14, 2020By Daryl Perry

    When someone utters the word “influencer,” usually a version of a conventionally attractive YouTuber or Instagrammer who lives in LA floats into my head. They drink coffee, live in a beautiful modern apartment or house and post sponsored videos or photos telling their followers about the best new product they need to buy and to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/is-it-possible-to-be-a-sustainable-influencer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 8, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Fitness has been a part of YouTube for a long time. OG’s like Blogilates, Fitness Blender, and others have posted workout and health-based content for years. But one of fitness YouTube’s newest stars is 34-year-old Chloe Ting, known for her challenging and free workout programs. I first heard about Ting a couple of months ago … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/chloe-ting-a-positive-light-in-the-youtube-fitness-community/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 19, 2020By Daryl Perry

    18-year-old indie pop singer Lilac Spirit is not afraid to dig deep into her psyche for a song. She released “Nothing Is Real,” which questions reality and the value on what matters in our lives.  Music is not new to Lilac Spirit at all. She started singing since the age of nine, and in 2014, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lilac-spirit-questions-reality-in-surreal-new-single-nothing-is-real/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 18, 2020By Daryl Perry

    On the early morning of Jan. 25, I found the saddest post on my Instagram timeline — black text on a white background stating the end of the Los Angeles indie-rock band, Slow Hollows. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7uaHj2lRw3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link A wave of shock flew over me. The familiar heavy ache in my heart sunk deeper. Slow Hollows, the group … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-to-deal-with-your-favorite-brand-breaking-up/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 10, 2020By Daryl Perry

    The self-proclaimed “best boy band since One Direction,” Brockhampton, has released a remix to “SUGAR,” their hit from their fifth album, GINGER. The collective teamed up with frequent collaborator Ryan Beatty, Dua Lipa and Jon B. Brockhampton released the original video for “SUGAR” in August 2019, earning over four million views as of the publication of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/brockhampton-releases-sugar-remix-with-ryan-beatty-dua-lipa-and-jon-b/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 16, 2020By Daryl Perry

    On Feb. 13, Billie Eilish released “No Time to Die,” the titular song to the 25th James Bond film, which has racked up over eleven million views in less than 24 hours. The cover for the song is simple—a black and white photo of Eilish with her eyes closed, which certainly gives off My Everything … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/billie-eilish-debuts-soulful-james-bond-single-no-time-to-die/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 30, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Donning only his Golf Wang clothing collection and caressing a “Best Rap Album” Grammy in his right arm, Los Angeles-born rapper Tyler, The Creator accepted his first Grammy award for his pop-rap hybrid album, IGOR. His mother and longtime friend and collaborator, Jasper Dolphin stood beside him. The “EARFQUAKE” singer’s grill-laced smile shined brightly as … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tyler-the-creator-won-best-rap-song-but-does-this-excuse-the-academy-of-its-prejudice-past/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 13, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Beauty influencer Nikkie de Jager, more commonly known as NikkieTutorials on YouTube, sits in front of a dreamy white backdrop. She wears a golden yellow sweatshirt and a neutral makeup look. This video is not another tutorial, but a heart-warming coming out video.  “Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/beauty-guru-nikkietutorials-comes-out-as-transgender-in-heartwarming-video/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 12, 2019By Daryl Perry

    I have been listening to The 1975 for a few years now. “Girls” was on repeat during the summer of 2014. Two years later it was “Somebody Else.” Now it’s “Frail State of Mind.” Their music has been in my rotation for years. I have not only grown a liking for their art but them … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/matty-healy-criticizes-dogmatically-faithful-in-brut-mexico-interview/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 6, 2019By Daryl Perry

    A light-brown haired Billie Eilish sits perched on a beige-white couch in a sterile room. Opposite of what fans are used to seeing, Eilish dons a knit white turtleneck and matching slim pants. A damaged film overlay graces the entire video, giving it a vintage feel. The camera zooms in on her face, and she … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/billie-eilishs-directorial-debut-for-xanny-remarkably-simple-yet-haunting/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 5, 2019By Daryl Perry

    Azealia Banks, an American rapper, is no stranger to controversy. She’s not only known for her breakout single “212” where she liberally uses the c-word but also her beef with almost everyone under the sun. Her most popular feuds have been in the last couple of years with Zayn Malik, Lizzo, and Elon Musk and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/azealia-banks-alienates-the-rest-of-her-fanbase-the-gay-community/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read