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Find an overview of all interviews NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION has done with bands, artists and more right here.

Freedom Dreaming Alongside Orishas In A Brownstone: aja monet’s Blues Poetry

"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.

Give Up Or Go Your Own Way: Circling In The Triumphant Tale Of Mary Anne’s Polar Rig

The Swedish duo is one of the latest buzzing acts of the newcomer scene from Malmö and made a blasted return with their sophomore record this spring. NBHAP editor Andreas caught up with them for their Berlin appearance earlier in June to chat about passion for what they do, the process of evolving and essential priorities in the music business.
The artist at a live show. She is sitting behind a desk and laptop. Projections of green-blue water textures cover the stage.

Wired: Portrait XO On The Intersections Of Artificial Intelligence And Creativity

Will Artificial Intelligence replace humans in the creative process? Experimental sound artist Portrait XO collaborated with an AI in the recording process of her debut album "WIRE". Anna Grubauer met the artist to speak about AI in the music and art world and to discuss questions of how it might enrich or endanger artistic expression.

Politics of Hope: Lie Ning Releases Their Debut Album “Utopia”

The Berlin-based artist Lie Ning has long been a name in the local RnB and pop circles. Now they finally released their debut "Utopia". NBHAP author Anna Grubauer met the singer for a chat about concepts of utopia, mainstream pop and calling out the exclusivity of the white male-dominated German music landscape.

From Anger Towards Healing: Chloe Gallardo On The Bleak Struggle Of Her Debut

Hailing from Orange County and just releasing her long-awaited debut record, the US-American singer-songwriter has stepped out from a dark place into spaces of healing and progress. NBHAP editor Andreas chatted up the artist around the release of “Defamator” and talked about the origins of the songs, cathartic relief and the sweetness of revenge.

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