Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ deconstructs the art of hitmaking to varying degrees of success

By now, most people know 40-year-old Sia Furler as the crazy-haired Australian pop star who refuses to show her face on television by wearing ridiculously big, blonde wigs. What most people do not know, however, is that she has written songs for some of the biggest pop stars of the modern era, including—just to name […]

Rihanna dares to be an ‘ANTI’ pop star on long-delayed eighth studio album

The road to Rihanna’s “ANTI” (2016), released Jan. 28, has been long and arduous for even the most devoted members of the Navy. For the uninitiated, the Navy is the loyal fan base of the 27-year-old Barbadian beauty, although the excruciating three-year wait since her last studio album “Unapologetic” (2012) left some of its members — […]

Guide to upcoming music releases of 2015

The past 10 months or so have been jam-packed with great music releases. From industry legends like Sufjan Stevens and Björk, to newer artists such as Julia Holter and Vince Staples, music-lovers have had a lot to be excited about. There has, of course, been a fair share of forgettable projects, as well. Who actually thought Ryan […]

Rihanna pushes her boundaries on new single

Forget about Yeezy season, its RiRi season. And it’s about time. After releasing new albums almost annually from 2004-2012, Rihanna took a hiatus. Now, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is doling out singles to prep for the release of her next album, set to drop this year. Unnamed until recently, the highly anticipated […]