All posts tagged in relationships

  • January 21, 2020By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for clarity and length. Best known for their hits, “All I Want” and “High Hopes,” the Irish indie rock band Kodaline has released its first single of 2020. After finishing up their UK tour, the band dropped “Wherever You Are,” which takes inspiration from being on tour and away from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kodalines-drummer-vincent-may-jr-talks-first-single-of-2020-and-upcoming-album/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 12, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Harpoon opens with an omniscient and sarcastic narrator setting the scene and explaining the dynamic of our three main characters, Jonah (Munro Chambers), Richard (Christopher Gray), and Sasha (Emily Tyra). Jonah and Richard are best friends but come from two very different backgrounds. Jonah’s painfully average and dealing with the recent death of his parents, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/new-dark-comedy-harpoon-tells-story-of-friendship-gone-wrong/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 25, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    I’d grown up watching Ryan McCartan on Disney Channel, starring in the sitcom Liv & Maddie as Diggy. I’d been a streamer on Spotify when he released his first EP, “The Opposite”, and a watcher of the 2014 off-broadway version of Heathers: The Musical with McCartan as JD. So when the opportunity arose to interview … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-conversation-with-ryan-mccartan-on-rh-goes-pop-seventh-avenue-and-scotland-pa/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 11, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Fresh off their Coachella performance and release of their single “Keep On Calling”, Niiko x SWAE are back at it again with “Summer Love (LINDZ)”. Both members of the artistic duo grew up heavily influenced by music until discovering their passion for EDM. Not only does the band enjoy creating original music, but they are … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/niiko-x-swae-on-coachella-new-releases-and-performing-live/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 12, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Since her run on American Idol, Dakota Cohen has been taking the music industry by storm. The young firecracker has a powerful voice and an even more important message: independence and confidence. The music video for her latest song, “No One”, was brought to life by a group of determined and creative teenagers, a trope … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dakota-cohen-gets-candid-about-release-of-no-one-music-video-and-the-power-of-american-youth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 2, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: The following interview has been edited for clarity and length. Katey Brooks is no stranger to hardship. Growing up inside a cult and grieving the loss of two loved ones early on, Brooks finds refuge in song. Over the years, the artist has also struggled to come to terms with her sexuality, only … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/katey-brooks-gets-candid-about-overcoming-hardships-and-finding-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 25, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Greg Driscoll and Brendan Eprile are the masterminds behind the newest rock/pop band, Fab The Duo. While writing their debut single, “American Icon”, the artists pulled upon personal experiences. A combination of rock, pop, and blues, the single is musically modern with a retro undertone, while also preaching inclusion and acceptance. I sat down with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/fab-the-duo-details-american-icon-inspiration-and-the-need-for-lgbt-role-models/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    As someone who is mixed and played the Chinese guzheng growing up, I was absolutely floored to interview experimental pop artist, Jett Kwong. Kwong uses the Chinese guzheng, an instrument composed of 21 strings, to create a stunning and ethereally unique sound. Her latest single, “Cream”, perfectly replicates soothing summer vibes while maintaining a traditional … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-jett-kwong-on-mixedness-heritage-and-her-single-cream/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Lauren Silva created her electro-pop alter ego “Monti” to create emotional and thought-provoking music. The singer-songwriter’s tracks narrate her turbulent past, which includes living on the streets and escaping gang life and drug and alcohol abuse. Her debut EP, “This is You”, is particularly personal and encapsulates Monti’s experiences overcoming so many hardships early on. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/monti-spills-on-overcoming-early-hardships-in-debut-ep-this-is-you/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Having already performed with Halsey and Niall Horan, sold out Sony Theatre in Buenos Aires twice and three concerts in Toronto, and released her debut album Stranger, Lula Miranda is a force to be reckoned with. In her latest single, “Confessions”, Miranda sings an open and honest tune about how life is better when lived … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-lula-miranda-keeping-secrets-confessions-and-reducing-plastic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 17, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    A recent graduate of the University of Southern California, David Ayscue’s debut album, Southwood Waltz, narrates his journey thus far and the transition into adulthood that he now faces. Ayscue’s San Francisco Bay Area childhood is what first exposed him to new music genres and inspired him to begin playing at open mics and students … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/david-ayscue-talks-debut-album-southwood-waltz-and-childhood-inspirations/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 16, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Famous for their heartwarming and tearjerking performance of “Heaven’s Not Too Far” on America’s Got Talent, Josh, Bethany and Manny are finding much-deserved success in music. Better known as We Three, the sibling trio just wrapped up their debut national tour and released a new mix of their hit single, “Lifeline.” Amidst their busy promo schedule, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sibling-duo-we-three-talks-americas-got-talent-lifeline-and-each-other/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read