It has been three years since we last heard from First Aid Kit. “We didn’t want to rush this record. We let the songs take their time – the writing and the recording.” I sat down with the band to talk about the progression of their sound, the cruciality of women songwriters and instrumentalists, and the artistic potential and fun that comes from a gut-trusting freedom of self.
There is a certain aura of mystery surrounding Sinead O’Brien. The Irish singer and writer might best be described as an artist. She is not just a singer but a poet, not just a poet but a designer, not just a designer but a musician. O'Brien's debut "Time Bend and Break the Bower" veils itself in the cloak of her multi-layered artistry. We caught up with the artist to see what's underneath.
With concerts still far out of the imaginable, NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION editor Jessi Schmitte set out to find an alternative for all of those who miss engaging with music on a different level. Here is a compilation of six movies about different topics around artists, their music, and the industry they navigate in.
Patti Smith, the name comes with several images rushing into mind: the androgynous cheek-bony face with the fuzzy self-made Keith Richards hair cut, the raspy vocals, fierce punk rock tunes to gentle ballads, a rebel persona through and through.