Category Archives: Les muses de La Musa

The muses of La Musa: Crystal Murray

Crystal Murray‘s work acts as a form of resistance toward predictability. The Paris based singer has found a way to seamlessly intertwine jazz, pulsating trap beats, and buttery smooth vocals to create an enchanting body of work that truly scrapes out such a distinguished lane for herself. 

On top of that, the 19-year old unites her French cool-girl demeanor with her knowledge and biological background of African American soul to create an uncommon cadence.

With her new EP ‘Twisted Bases’ arriving in February, Crystal Murray is getting is hyped with new track ‘Too Much To Taste’.

The muses of La Musa: Adele

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and best-selling musical artist born in London, England. Known for her powerful vocals and emotional ballads, she is internationally recognized as one of the most popular performers of her generation – with over 120 million record sales worldwide.

The British singer released her anticipated fourth album 30, which she has described as her “ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life.”

For 30, which was delayed due to the pandemic, the Grammy-winning singer reunites with 25 co-writers and producers Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Shellback, with Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson among album collaborators.

The muses of La Musa: Boy Scouts

As Boy Scouts, Oakland-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Vick makes the kind of music that hits like good advice from a beloved friend. It’s generously warm and inviting, built atop her open, searching voice, but it doesn’t shy away from tough emotional truths.

Vick’s songs survey the damage that can come from loving other people with curiosity and grace. She released this year her new album Wayfinder.

The muses of La Musa: Ada Lea

Montreal-based singer/songwriter Alexandra Levy (aka Ada Lea) takes an introspective approach to lyrics, although she often backs them up with crunchy guitars and odd synths.  She signed on with Saddle Creek and released a steady clip of albums and EPs such as her 2021 effort One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden. Ada Lea played in various projects around Montreal while also working on solo songs. In addition to being a musician, Lea is a painter and visual artist. The inspiration for her debut album, 2019’s What We Say in Private, came after a significant breakup, whereupon she immersed herself in her painting for 180 days; she ruminated on her feelings and wrote them in a journal, which she drew from when writing the album.

The muses of La Musa: Muni Long

Priscilla Renea, creatively known as Muni Long, is a new name to the general public, but the R&B/Soul singer-songwriter is known in the music industry as a successful songwriter. To her credit, she has written for some of today’s favourite pop stars like Fifth Harmony (‘Worth It’), Rihanna (‘California King Bed’), Selena Gomez (‘Who Says’), and others. Now, the Florida-bred artist is stepping into the spotlight to sing about love, wanting to stop loving, and meeting someone who made her not give up on adoration. She has just released a new Ep: Public Dispalys of Affection.

The muses of La Musa: CLOVES

 CLOVES, the project of the Australian-born, London-based artist Kaity Dunstan – released her sophomore album Nightmare On Elmfield Road. Here we see CLOVES put her own experiences with anxiety, depression, and inordinate introspection under a microscope. Each track offers a glimpse into her inner monologue as she spirals within herself and embarks on a mental health journey for the first time.

Seeking inspiration, she obsessively curated playlists of nineties favorites such as Portishead, The Cardigans, Sneaker pimps, Nelly Furtado, alongside more obscure choices like Morcheeba, Zero 7, and FC Kahuna. 

The muses of La Musa: Grimes

Claire Elise Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Her music has incorporated elements of varied styles, including dream pop, electronic, R&B, and hip hop, while touching on science fiction and feminist themes.

Grimes has shared new song “Player of Games.” A press release states that the song, produced by Grimes alongside The Weeknd-collaborator Illangelo, is the first song off her next album Book 1. The track is also featured in the new season of popular video game Rocket League.