In 2019, Brittany Howard released her first solo album Jamie, a record acclaimed for its fearless and imaginative execution of musical arrangements and lyrical depth. It earned Grammy nominations in a variety of genre categories, from alternative to R&B, American roots and rock. Howard’s newly released project Jamie Reimagined expands that stylistic breadth even further […]
Pop music has its expected moves, its reliable strategies to get a musical payoff by making the melody’s apex the main event. Torres isn’t interested in reserving her intensity for the high notes. She engineered the chorus of “Don’t Go Puttin’ Wishes In My Head,” a muscled-up power-pop song on her ravishing fifth album, Thirstier, […]
This week on the New Music Experience, supported by Tennessee Brew Works, it’s all about Nashville and surprises.
It’s a heater in Nashville, and on the July 9 edition of #ThematicStatic, particularly.
Kyshona released “Listen” in February 2020, mere weeks before lockdown. In the months since, she’s doubled down on meaningful contact with friends, family and fans.
Nominees include many Nashville-based artists and a record number of artists of color.
On the Record: A Q&A with Dominique Fils-Aimé Jewly Hight: I know you’ve had the vision for Three Little Words for years, since it’s the third in your trilogy of albums. When and how did you go about recording it? Was the pandemic a factor? Dominique Fils-Aimé: I had already written the songs for Three Little Words, and we […]
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The early experiments in COVID-19-era concerts have been watched closely, because the stakes are clearly high on both sides of the coin: the possibility of salvaging lost musical livelihoods has to be balanced against any potential exposure risks for all involved. So far, country acts seem to have outpaced those in other genres when it […]
Congregating in person for concerts is out of the question this spring and for the foreseeable future, so music fans have gotten used to watching performers livestream from home. What’s less obvious is that segments of the Nashville music community that work out of view have been equally resourceful in finding virtual stopgaps during lockdown. […]