Nick Levine

Interviews

Era Istrefi Is the 22-Year-Old Albanian Singer Who Got Famous in 24 Hours

Channeling her love of Rihanna and Lana, Era wrote "BonBon," a song about being scared of the single life, and it became monster hit overnight.
Nick Levine
8.11.16
Interviews

Go Going, Go Going, Gone: One Last Star Turn for America’s Most Punk Pop Stars, the Go Go's

They were America's sweethearts but they were also badasses who became the first all-girl group to write their own songs and play their own instruments to score a number one LP.
Nick Levine
8.2.16
Remembering Things

Promiscuous World: Ten Years Ago, Nelly Furtado's 'Loose' Ate Music Alive

In 2006 Furtado did a stylistic 180 and teamed up with Timbaland to create one of the best pop records of the mid-aughts. Time to appreciate.
Nick Levine
6.8.16
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

Lost and Unwanted: How a Disastrous Record Deal Can Fuck with Your Mental Health

Like so many musicians, Willis Earl Beal and Clare Maguire both signed life-changing recording contracts, but neither were prepared for quite how life-changing they would be.
Nick Levine
5.19.16
Interviews

Cyndi Lauper Still Just Wants to Have Fun and Not Be Told What to Do

The pop icon's in fiery form as she tells us about her new LP, the media pitting successful women against each other, and why after 30 plus years she's still a rebel with a cause.
Nick Levine
5.4.16
Interviews

Troye Sivan Writes Hit Songs About Boys That Make Girls Scream

The 20 year old's coming out video racked up over six million views. And his melancholy synth-pop? Try quadrupling those plays and then some.
Nick Levine
12.14.15
Interviews

Pia Mia Went Viral for Covering Drake, but Now She's a Certified Pop Star

Two years ago a video of Pia Mia covering Drake went viral, now her single "Do It Again" has clocked in over 100 million plays on YouTube.
Nick Levine
10.27.15