In September, BROCKHAMPTON released their new album Iridescence via Question Everything/RCA Records. Previously fans have heard the singles “Tonya” and “J’ouvert.” Today they stopped by Triple J, an Australian radio station, as a part of their “Like a Version” series. While there, they performed “San Marcos” and a cover of Alicia Keys’ “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”.
When you reach the end of an A$AP Rocky record, you can imagine him walking unperturbed towards the camera while everything he leaves behind him explodes. Like all the best action films, the music is pure entertainment: adrenalin highs, spectacular moments, timely slow-motion or high speed tension, sentimental digressions, food for thought… A feast of ideas and sound discoveries that are only within the reach of an artist who is conscious that he is at the top of his game. This is only a partial portrait of Rakim Mayers: he is the REAL DEAL. He directs his own videos (and those of any of the A$AP Mob family), he turns each and every one of his verses into an urban poetry Faberge egg; he produces under the pseudonym Lord Flacko (or variations including Pretty Flacko) under which he collaborates with Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Tyler, The Creator and Lana del Rey; he can go from a frenetic staccato on one track and move into teasing boudoir confessions on the next. There are not many artists with the authority to afford such luxuries. Why can he? Because he can. Because he is the man.
Seinabo Sey was born in Södermalm, Stockholm on 7 October 1990, she is of both Swedish and West African ancestry. Seinabo was inspired musically by artists such as Alicia Keys and Beyoncé early on in life. Her sound, just as interesting – a fascinating, accessible blend of Swedish pop noir, African rhythms and down-tempo RnB.
Seinabo Sey has released her new single ‘I Owe You Nothing’ and accompanying b-side ‘Remember ft. Jacob Banks’ both are out now. This marks Seinabo Sey’s first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Pretend’ in 2015.