Giving This New 1975 Sound a Try

As a long time listener to the 1975 - I've been following the band since it's infancy. From their beginnings as a young British band with a perfectly indie vibe, singing about their obvious inclination toward somewhat illegal substances (their single "Chocolate" slyly covering up their preference to Cannabis) to their honest interpretation of relationships in their single "Sex" - the band captured the world with its depiction of what it's like to be young.

Since their first debut, self entitled album - the band released their second series, "I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It" in 2016. An album with hits such as Ugh, The Sound, Somebody Else - it had all the makings of the 1975 with a bit more beat. 

Now, as the summer ends the band has announced that they will release 2 more albums in the upcoming years, making every Matty Healy fan eager with anticipation. The recent singles the band has dropped over summer from their latest record, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, includes Give Yourself a Try and TooTimeTooTimeTooTime - appear to be a truly new sound for the group. Still remaining true to their intelligent and pithy lyrical prose, this year the 1975 is taking their music to the next level. 

Having seen the band 3 times over the last several years and even having the splendid fortune of being hit in the head with their flying drumstick while bopping along in the crowd - I received a kiss on the forehead from Matty and signed drumstick by George - the 1975 is a group that I will continue to stick by as their sound evolves and grows. They are a band that has the true ability of lyrical genius, an artistic powerhouse that keeps getting better with age. 

Check out their latest hits and pre-order their album on their website // https://the1975.com/

The Feminine Power of King Princess

 From her i-D Editorial, truly stunning imagery by   Michael Bailey Gates     Jimi Urquiaga  - Fashion Editor/Stylist   Silvia Cincotta  - Hair Stylist   Kali Kennedy  - Makeup Artist   

From her i-D Editorial, truly stunning imagery by  Michael Bailey Gates 

Jimi Urquiaga - Fashion Editor/Stylist

Silvia Cincotta - Hair Stylist

Kali Kennedy - Makeup Artist

 

Every so often, a new artist emerges on the music scene with a sound that echoes complete and utter artistic domination. A rarity in our saturated media society, such a musical talent can only be praised in the sea of synthetic beats and lyrics that all sound far too similar. 

In our search for ingenuity and integrity, a talent like King Princess has begun to pave her way across the scene with such authenticity and connection, that it's seriously difficult to not to love everything about her. 

In her hit single 1950, the artist pulls at the broken hearts with her story of unrequited love. An anthem to those who understand the complexity and wave of emotions that span from like to love to heartbreak - the song is infused with such emotion, you cannot help but feel as if she is recounting your own personal experiences.

With the lyric, "So, tell me why my gods look like you," King Princess hints at the attachment and even obsession that can occur whilst in love. The intrinsic vulnerability she conveys when we place another human being on a pedestal of sorts by the ways of love. A true note to how raw and honest our hearts can build, bend and break. 

The entirety of her work found on her debut EP, "Make My Bed" is one poetically complex story of being young, in love, heartbroken and in pursuit of finding yourself. With tracks such as Talia, Upper West Side and Holy - King Princess captures and captivates us with her prose and relatable truth. 

The creative and artistic directions of her album take note to the simplicity and rawness of life - omitting the oh-so trite essence of heavily inorganic productions. She is a woman of true ingenious power from start to finish.  

As a new artist on the scene, King Princess has just only begun what will most definitely be a successful career in the industry. Artists with such a genuine voice and honest expression deserve nothing but the highest of recognition. In true musical fashion, King Princess is the artist you need to watch.