‘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.
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.
For their fourth record 'For Their Love', the folk-rock act Other Lives shacked up in a country house up in the North American woods. NBHAP author Andreas got to talk to front singer Jesse Tabish and discussed the impact of space on sound, the origins of the record and how hope is the only thing that matters in the end.
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. To break out of the dullness of press appointments, the singer Lucy Kruger opened up her home to NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell in our second segment of Late Night Talks.
Isolation is something we often seek to express ourselves creatively. But what happens to the creative mind when it is forced upon us? Beloved songwriter and producer Novaa shares her experience with having to face the blank page - musically and personally - in these uncertain times. After her acclaimed self-titled debut she now opens up about the struggles all of us are confronted with today and shares her advice on making the first brush stroke on the intimidating bare canvas.
The Icelandic artist's new album didn't come easy, but out of the tumult came new beginnings and a record that made it all worthwhile. NBHAP author Austin Maloney caught up with the songwriter to learn more.
Following her debut release earlier this year, we caught up with Berlin-bred singer-songwriter Tara Nome Doyle. She took us on a journey all the way through the concept of her record, talked about personal growth and revealed what she finds most fascinating about experiencing music.
Long gone are the days of "Call Me Maybe"! Over the past decade the Canadian artist emancipated herself from being 'just another girl in pop music' although her sound is still unapologetically pop. These days, Carly Rae Jepsen continues to walk her path in determined fashion and NBHAP author Louisa Zimmer took her recent Berlin show as a fitting opportunity to meet up with her.
How about a little trip to Japan? The German psychedelic rock band ACUA documented their early 2020 tour across the island and Korea. Here is an exclusive insight into what the band experienced on the road and something to soothe the pain of current travel restrictions.