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What’s the intention behind the music? Our ‘Stories’ section brings you interviews, features, personal opinions and columns about your favourite passion in the world.

Traveling Through Music: Khruangbin On Working With Words And Language

Three musicians, a barn, and a whole lot of cows - what do you get? Well, you are probably familiar with the outcome already. Those three are the elements that made the last Khruangbin records happen, so why mix up a recipe for success? The band’s record 'Mordechai' was written in the band’s usual writing spot in the countryside. It's the first time that one of their record features more vocals than instrumental tracks, so needless to say our author Liv had to phone up the Texan group.
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An Old Soul In A Modern World: Vaarin On The Melancholy Driving Her Music

The music Vaarin makes is marked by an inherent melancholia. Between beauty and pain, the Norway-based artist creates soundscapes that elate while tugging on the heartstrings. Her EP "Bitter Taste Of Goodbye" is out now and allows a glimpse deep into the soul of the young musician. In this intimate guest article Vårin Strand opens up about the emotions behind her music. 
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Late Night Talks: A Socially Distanced Date With Evvol

The middle of the night is a mystical time. It is somehow not really yesterday, not today anymore, and not tomorrow yet. In this vacuum, the way we view the world often changes to a more somber philosophical look on things. In this third edition of Late Night Talks, the Berlin-based Duo Evvol met up with Editor Liv Toerkell just before sunset.
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A New Set Of Rules: An Interview With The 1975’s Matt Healy On Closing The Band’s First Chapter

Almost a decade after first arriving on our musical map the British pop heavyweights have finally released their fourth full-length. It became a wild ride, yet a very personal reflection on Matt Healy's twenties and maybe the middle of this lockdown is the perfect moment to talk about what appears to be the end of an era for the group. NBHAP head and longtime The 1975 fan Norman Fleischer spoke with the band leader about past, present and partly also future.
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Make It New: Scott Matthew On Reworking His Older Songs For ‘Adorned’

‘To Adorn’ means to make something more beautiful, to enhance, and to redecorate it. That is the title of Scott Matthew’s forthcoming record. On Adorned he takes the title literally and rearranges ten of his original tracks. The Australian singer and songwriter has been releasing music for more than a decade now and gained critical acclaim for his lyrics between personal and political and emotive vocals.
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