"A Little Lost, A Little Found" uses the wide reach of pop music to start important and necessary conversations. Finally having found herself again after a time of struggle, British singer and songwriter Grace Carter took NBHAP by the hand and walked us through the growing pains of a young woman of Colour, using music as a weapon in the battle against social injustice.
"when the poems do what they do" is the title of the debut record by poet and organizer aja monet and it takes us on a musical and lyrical journey of what words can do. From ancestry to political activism and vulnerable self-expression, the record is a document of the true power of poetry and jazz. In our conversation, aja shares detailed insights about the visions behind it.
Baby Rose has a voice to remember. Her deep contralto timber gives her music a unique sound and her vocals merge effortlessly with the soulful instrumentation. Making room for all the emotions on her new record "Through and Through", the artist walks us through the process and the feelings behind it.
The Berliner festival, XJAZZ!, is known for bending definitions of jazz. Considering it a word of freedom rather than a narrow genre description, its line-up features international artists with different takes on jazz. We spoke to headliner and South Londoner Rapper Nadia Rose about her music and its connection to the genre.
Copenhagen-based singer and musician released her debut solo album "We Get Lost and Found". In our Introducing feature, she talks about finding the joy in singing again, and the hardship and beauty of motherhood. With the interview we updated our Introducing Spotify playlist with new and old releases from jazzy to acoustic and folky compositions.
The indie pop Duo Feng Suave are back in town. Following the release of their EP "So Much For Gardening" we took the musicians by their word and set out to green the city. To go along with the hard gardening work, Daniel Schoemaker and Daniel De Jong also curated a new update of the NBHAP Daydreaming Delight Playlist with their sunny and meditative favorites.
Every Friday music fans are faced with the same burning question: What to listen to from the sheer endless sea of new albums, EPs and other releases? Don't worry, the people of NBHAP are here to help you with that. Our very own release roundup gives you a quick overview on the music that matters the most this week.
Bridging the past of soul music into a bright new future is the London-based singer Celeste Waite. She just released her highly anticipated debut "Not Your Muse" spanning from catchy pop choruses to soulful depth. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the musician about what moves her and the pressure of putting out a record in the public eye.