Sharon van Etten
Harriet Fitch Little speaks to Sharon Van Etten about new music, motherhood and going back to school.
The celebrated Japanese composer reveals the oddly shaped edges of his constantly questing mind.
On homesickness, stereotypes and stardom.
From the Beirut underground to the world stage.
What does it mean to bear witness? Benjamin Booker asked himself this question repeatedly—and found an answer in music.
The musical polymath talks fame and failure.
The rise of a raconteur.
Of Buds and Birds
The sound of spring, per classical concerti.
The wedding singer at whose wedding nobody sang.
On The Hook
Our love/hate relationship with songs that get stuck in our heads.
On classical music and cooking.
How to Listen to Jazz
An award-winning music writer on learning to appreciate a sudden skronk as much as a beautiful trill.
Momentary Escapism with Gents
For Theis Vesterløkke and Niels Fejrskov Juhl, the duo behind synthpop band Gents, friendship shapes the escapist nature of their music.
On solitude, and the sound of leveraging lament.
London-based singer Rosie Lowe talks to us about creative recharging, the power of songwriting and the vulnerability inherent in live performance.
Esperanza Spalding continues to challenge expectations and classifications—particularly her own.
Variations on Solitude: Glenn Gould
Three decades since his death, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s inner life endures with as much legend as his recordings.
Bring It on Home: Leon Bridges
From bussing tables to playing at the White House in under two years, Leon Bridges has no plans to part ways with his humble beginnings.
On a Grander Scale
Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots.