pop music


Empress Of Took a Step Back and Reinvented Her Pop Sound

We spent the morning with Lorely Rodriguez in east London's Victoria Park and spoke about how she made her a bright, vivid second album, 'Us.'
Tara Joshi

How Little Mix Mastered the Pop Machine in Seven Years

We spoke to the pop group about mega-fame, the #MeToo movement and what it felt like getting a shit ton of money overnight.
Daisy Jones

Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big – but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
we saw this

Only Britney Spears Could Have Caused the UK to Go Into Complete Meltdown

Was this the best, or worst, night of my entire life? Apparently it can be both.
Daisy Jones
all the good shit

IDER’s Mellow Pop Sums Up the Confusion of Being in Your Twenties

Don’t know what you’re doing? That's fine: bathe in the duo's new track "You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby."
Ryan Bassil
pop science

Why, Exactly, Are The 1975 So Successful?

To understand how the hell they've achieved this, we need to lean in closer, to the intricacies of their songwriting.
Emily Bootle
all the good shit

The Fluoro-Pop Artist Once Known As Bonzai Is Reborn as Cosha

The London-based musician has put out her first new material since 2016's 'Lunacy' EP and it's satin-smooth.
Tshepo Mokoena

Science Says Pop's Getting Sadder, We Say "Duh, Us Too"

A new study of 500,000 tracks released in the UK between 1985 and 2015 tells us that contemporary pop is all about the crybabies.
Lauren O'Neill
First Dates

An Initially Awkward Then Lovely First Date with Sigrid

After a wobbly start with the rising Norwegian popstar, we were soon chatting about small-town life, dad rock and… kangaroos.
Tshepo Mokoena

*NSYNC's Debut Album Changed Pop Music Forever

*NSYNC’s self-titled debut turns 20 today and it proves they were way ahead of their time. Debate your auntie.
Kristin Corry
Important Questions Raised By...

How Max Martin Built a Pop Sound Then Lost His Grip on the Charts

In 2017, for the first time in years, the frequent Taylor Swift and Katy Perry collaborator had no number 1s – might his reign be over?
Shaad D’Souza

Sky Ferreira's Honest Pop Music Helps Us Survive Emotional Ruin

It has been four years since Sky Ferreira's debut, and we need her lo-fi pop music that digs almost recklessly, but necessarily, into your core.
Sarah MacDonald