Rising Artist Eros Explores the Trials of Love in ‘Stratus’

“I get creative after midnight,” sings Eros on “Blind” the opening song from his first project Stratus. Despite the writer’s block that Eros admits to, listeners can appreciate his vulnerability on Stratus: a sextet voyage through miscommunication, hopelessness and the throes of love. As a member of the Houston-based collective Milky Wayv, a group of…

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’–a Perfect Place for Misfits

Lorde’s sophomore album captures the stark grey zone youth, adulthood and all the feels in between. 5/5. It’s something intensely special to be growing up in tandem with Lorde. She’s a generational Maverick, and more importantly a flag bearer for old souled kids who are capital letter Witchy, Weird and Ambitious. Melodrama is the product of three years…

X’ene Sky Presents an Ode to Victims of Police Brutality in ‘Flowers’

Singer, X’ene Sky pays homage to the fallen victims of police brutality in her song and visual Flowers–directed by herself and Hakeem Adewumi and filmed by Krishnan Vasudevan. “It is a meditation on the ways in which black bodies like flowers, are returned to the soil,” X’ene explains. “Flowers’ visually illustrates the idea of a “flower”…