When two of the most gifted and genuine songwriters of their generations team up, expectations are naturally high. With Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, also known as Better Oblivion Community Center, there was almost no time to ponder over the possible outcome or spirit of their collaborative work with the the duo surprising their fans and media alike with their newest project over night last month - announcing the birth of Better Oblivion Community Center as well as sharing their full debut album simultaneously. It turned out to be a very satisfying surprise to say the least.
When Ariana Grande arrived in 2014 with her funky pop-anthem 'Problem', the world got a new face for mainstream music. She was the the young star every girl wanted to be. And plenty of boys, too. Years later, she became on of the biggest names in the business - and learned to break the rules for good.
The world 'unique' tends to get used in quite an inflationary way, especially when it comes to describing music. But in the case of American songwriter Jessica Pratt it's only fair to do so. There's no other artist right now sounding like her and the unique mixture of her new album 'Quiet Signs' underlines that. Who is the mysterious lady with the distinctive voice that instantly catches your attention? NBHAP editor Viet Phuong Vu met up with her in Berlin.
With their fourth record 'Fever' Balthazar return from their four year hiatus. We talked with one part of the frontmen duo Jinte Deperez about the reasons for taking the break, the time since then and the changes on upcoming album.
Beach, booze and babes: What started as luxurious dream turned into a nightmare on many levels. Besides it's enjoyable nature this film also works as an invitation to question our relationship with Social Media and this materialistic world.
Following praised independent releases over the past four years, way too underrated songwriter Naomi Hamilton is ready to show her music to the rest of the world. We spoke with her and also got the exclusive first play of her new music video 'Blue Eyes'.
In the past almost five years since her last studio album the acclaimed American songwriter has been anything but lazy. Instead she returns more determined than ever with her stunning new record 'Remind Me Tomorrow'. NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell talked with Van Etten about past, present and the future obviously.
For a long time, mental health has been a topic that has been consciously ignored wherever you looked in the entertainment industry. Artists are often celebrated for pouring their heart and soul into their work and sharing extremely private matters with their audiences at times. Weirdly enough, seeing the same artists talking about their psychological struggles in public has often been somewhat of a taboo topic whereas stories about drug abuse in all its forms are so common hardly anyone even raises an eyebrow.
New favourites and beloved comebacks - The next twelve months will deliver plenty of musical highlights and we tell you right here what you should be excited about the most. And yes, that also includes a few delayed albums that were already part of our '2018 list' ...