The future of pop cut short: The legacy SOPHIE leaves on pop

Two weeks ago, the music world stood still as one of the contemporary visionaries of pop music, Glasgow-born SOPHIE, passed away in Athens, Greece. A fortnight on, tributes and statements are still being made as the world continues to mourn. But as the dust settles, it’s perhaps more productive and fruitful to explore why SOPHIE’s […]

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What Miley Cyrus can teach us about re-inventing ourselves

Let me start with Miley Cyrus’s cover of Heart of Glass at iHeart Festival. The comeback that we have all been waiting for, followed by her release of Midnight Sky to really cement Miley’s comeback message and power in her new image; mullet, diamonds, Louboutins and all. (And if you have yet to watch the […]

Film Reviews

Miss Americana

“I just need to make a better record,” Taylor Swift says on the phone to her publicist after finding out that her then-newest album, the bite-back Reputation, had been shut out of every major Grammys category. “This is fine,” she says, fairly unconvincingly. So begins Miss Americana, Netflix’s new Lana Wilson-directed documentary depicting the recent […]