Music

Chai’s ‘PUNK’ is the much-needed antidote to the drudgery of our daily lives

There is a tragically narrow vision of what contemporary East Asian music should sound like. Often lumped into vague, generalized categories such as ‘J-Pop’ or ‘K-Pop,’ Western critics have a tendency to consider the ethnic groupings of Asian musical production first and foremost, often obscuring the lyrical and technical aspects […]

Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’ is an avant-garde celebration of black excellence

Three years after the striking A Seat at the Table (2016), Solange released her fourth album, When I Get Home, on March 1. Accompanied by a short eponymous film, the album is an homage to the artist’s Houston roots, her birthplace, and the city’s black pioneers. A notable departure from her last studio […]