“Halfway through, my record was a complete mess because the government was a complete mess.”
Plus: a new solo record from Ian Brown.
In Van Etten’s new album, life’s mess is powerful and holding it all in your arms is a creative act.
She has written hits for Rihanna, Cher and Christina Aguilera – and she's been dropped by a series of major labels. Is it finally time for LP?
I’m sure I’m not the only woman for whom Héloïse Letissier stirs up a half-forgotten feeling of wanting to be a boy.
This is a group who wrote their songs not for personal reasons but with tens of thousands of people in mind.
Somewhere in the 1990s, when Disney was enjoying a major renaissance, the Backstory arrived.
Grant represents a very human set of contradictions. In his songs, horrific experiences are set alongside transcendent ones; cynicism alongside childlike wonder
Journey wrote “Don’t Stop Believin’”, the most downloaded song from the 20th century. When their lead singer quit, the band spent years trying to replace him. Finally out of hibernation, he tells his strange story.
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A hangover is a day when you allow yourself to be a child.
Grande has lifted the weight of the Manchester terror attack with a collection of gloriously oddball, career-changing pop songs.