In late April, already in the depths of Lockdown-Life and a few days before the release of Obaro Ejimiwe’s fifth album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to the artist about adjusting to times of crisis, dread, hopefulness and dystopian timelines.
With her furious mixture of multiple genres and her fearless attitude Mathangi „Maya“ Arulpragasam won the world by storm back in 2005. In reflection "Arular" was not just ahead of its time but turned out to be quite prophetic as well. NBHAP author Anna Stich reflects on the record that is still pretty much on point.
At first this joint venture by the Austrian-born American electronic producer and the entertaining band leader from James Corden's late night show feels as unlikely as it sounds on paper but creative chemistry follows its own rules. Two years after their joint debut album Mr. Tejada and Mr. Watts are back for more with the grooving follow-up "Don't Let Get You Down". Time for you to get to know these two gentlemen a bit better.
Shortly after the release of ‘Now I’m In It’ in late October, a song about going through depression and spiralling minds, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to HAIM about the tough times, the past times, the good times and the future times. The three Californian sisters have been working hard in the studio and since then blessed the world with another single called ‘Hallelujah’, a counterpart to ‘Now I’m In It’ appreciating the love and support we need while stuck in a dark place.
Earlier this year, we interviewed Kate Tempest about her new album ‘The Book of Traps and Lessons’, poetry, and her optimism in a world that feels all too dystopian sometimes. Now, that the album is out and the tour in full swing, we took a closer look at the performance and stagecraft of an artists who invokes a delicate balance between connectivity and introspection.
How can music unite us and be a catalyst for positive change? We took a look at examples in Serbia, Dublin, and London - three places which hopefully inspire more places all over the globe to get active.