Sumaiya Fazal

  • November 6, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    Channel 4’s sleeper-hit series has finally returned after that cliffhanger they left us on two years ago. While the way the final episode of season one fading to black without any explanation did gnaw at my mind for weeks after I’d finished bingeing it, personally, I didn’t really see the point in a second season. I thought to

  • November 2, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    Timothee Chalamet has finally stepped out of coming-of-age movies into period pieces, beginning with The King. The film, produced and directed by David Michod, is beautifully and vividly shot, particularly the muddy battle scenes (I’ve never been one for them, but even I can agree on that), almost perfectly capturing Shakespeare’s vision for the Henriad plays despite the

  • October 6, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    There’s something distinctly vintage yet at the same time incredibly otherworldly about Angel Olsen’s music. It’s quite hard to put your finger on but Olsen is just one of those artists who is completely different from anything you’ve listened to before yet at the same time weirdly familiar, which gives her an especially unique listening

  • August 6, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    “For all my ladies hurting from bad breakups. To the boys who enjoy playing games,” reads the promotional tagline of Ha:tfelt’s new single, “Happy Now,” featuring MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul. The former Wonder Girls singer’s new song is an angry criticism of the way men use women as status symbols with a backdrop of cheerful, retro-esque synths.

  • July 6, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    After being plucked straight out of the crowd by Grime rapper, Dave, Alex Mann – better known as ‘Alex from Glasto’ – has gone viral for doing the bare minimum, which is not a surprise for a white man in this day and age. As a “die-hard fan” of Dave, Alex naturally performed AJ Tracey’s

  • June 5, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    With a slow, enchanting acoustic guitar and airy vocals, Raveena welcomes us to her debut album Lucid with the appropriately titled opening track, “Hypnosis.” Raveena Aurora, a New York-based R&B artist probably best known for the song, “Honey” and her performance on the music channel, Colors, returns with her debut album which is almost like a

  • April 24, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    There’s something almost ethereal and holy about Kelsey Lu’s music – it’s everywhere, from her voice to her cello. It makes her music almost incomparable with anyone else’s, and the same can be said for her debut album, Blood. The new album from the North-Carolina born singer, songwriter and classically trained cellist include her single, “Due West”

  • April 18, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    After almost half a month of teasing fans, Wetter, an up-and-coming K-Indie band, has finally released their latest single, “GGONDAE”. The word “ggondae” in Korean refers to the when older generations (baby boomers) try to force ‘outdated’ ideas onto the younger generation, kind of like how baby boomers find new things to criticize and bash millennials for.

  • March 4, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    After weeks of teasing fans with cryptic tweets and Instagram posts as well as beautiful teaser pictures, Sunmi finally dropped her music video for “Noir.” It’s somehow everything I expected from Sunmi but completely different, which has been the case for all of her comebacks from “24 Hours,” to her latest one. For those of you

  • March 2, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    After teasing us for days, Solange Knowles finally graced us with her fourth album on March 1st. The wait was worth it as the new album, When I Get Home, boasts 19 tracks crediting the likes of Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and more as producers as well as a beautiful short film to go

  • February 18, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    Editor’s Note: Interview has been edited for clarity and length. After supporting notable indie bands Fatherson and Larkins, as well as Spotify listeners all over England, Leicestershire-based boy band Day of The Moon is set to become the next big thing in indie. Earlier this month I met Tom (their frontman), Dan (guitar), Ben (guitar),

  • February 13, 2019By Sumaiya Fazal

    Taemin, a member of the K-pop boy group, SHINee, has graced millions of fans worldwide with a new solo EP. His previous solo comebacks have never failed to disappoint and the same can be said for his latest one, titled Want. The EP, containing 4 tracks and one outro is somehow completely unique from what Taemin has released