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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.

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Behind Madonna’s Newest Reinvention: Who Is Madame X?

Moderate singles and a failed comeback on international television: the long-hoped end of Madonna was conjured unapologetically on all media platforms. It is a tough time to defend her, but with her newest record she reminds us that it is not easy to diminish her. As an female artist who evolves pop culture for more than three decades now, detractors should choose more wisely who they try to shut down.
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Not Playing By The Rules: The Infinite Cosmos Of The Divine Comedy

Releasing a double album in 2019? Bold move. Writing a song about synthesizer brands? Even bolder. Or in other words: The Divine Comedy are back. On their eleventh studio album, the band from Northern Ireland returns with unstoppable curiosity, wit and love for imagination while the storytelling circles around one theme in particular: Office Politics. A title enough to stretch the band's already existing creative dimensions even further and leaving a lot of room for brilliantly witty observations.
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This Is A Test: Shining A Light On Sinkane’s Aura

Even if you don't speak French, there is a good chance that the word "Dépaysé" echoes back a certain sensation of melancholy and longing. By choosing it as the album title for his latest musical output, Ahmed Gallab alias Sinkane picked a word that perfectly summed up his feelings while working on new music trying to figure out his place in this world and connecting with himself even more. Dépaysé meaning 'to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings'. 
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Attending Primavera Sound 2019: Keychange In Action

With headliners such as Charli XCX, Rosalia or Miley Cyrus, this year’s Primavera Festival proved that 50/50 lineups are possibly and that they should be the new standard in booking business. NBHAP editor Louisa attended the colourful fiesta in Barcelona, that will hopefully lead the way for more inclusive festivals.
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Breaking The Clichés: Larkin Poe Are The Living Proof That Blues Is Not Dead Yet

When I say Blues, a vivid image probably crosses your mind: somewhere in the deep South of the United States, a man, an acoustic guitar that has had better days, a scarcely lit bar around midnight, a half-empty glass of whiskey. But the genre is much more relevant than just a moody soundtrack to a post-breakup movie scene. We met the Blues Duo Larkin Poe, who shatter all clichés with fierce girl power and a contemporary twist to playing the Blues.
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