Sign in

Lana Del Rey’s seventh album is one more decisive step towards the pantheon of the great singer-songwriters.

Chemtrails Over The Country Club, Lana Del Rey out on Polydor/Interscope

A decade into a singular career, Lana Del Rey is uniquely positioned as one of the most influential artists of her generation. In her seventh studio album, she pauses and looks back at…


Poster Girl cover art, Epic Records

Sweden met Zara Larsson at a mere ten years old as she sailed through her home country’s version of the ‘Got Talent’ shows. She’s now three-two international-full-length releases from then; at only twenty-three, the artist is one of the youngest old-timers making waves on the global pop stage.

Larsson’s latest…


New music this week from Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, No Rome, Charli XCX, The 1975, Baltra, Aly & AJ and more

Hello friends and music fiends! My heart burst with joy when I saw the long-awaited Grammy performers announcement on my Twitter feed and saw Beyonce reigning on a long list of other great-but-not-Beyonce artists. Then it sank when I saw a D’Amelio sister in its vicinity. With my expert journalistic…


L.W. cover art, bandcamp

Prolific Aussie outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with a third and final foray into microtonal tuning after the ingenious Flying Microtonal Banana (2017) and the more recent K.G. (November 2020).

It’s their seventeenth studio album in a decade-long run as well as their eleventh release in a…


New music this week from Thomston, Noname, J Balvin and Kero Kero Bonito

A lot has happened in musicland since the last edition of New Music Monday. Legendary Daft Punk announced their parting ways, Bruce Springsteen and Obama have launched a podcast together, Lady Gaga’s dogs got kidnapped and Rina Sawayama was the catalyst in the Brit Awards’ and Mercury Prize’s decision to…


Image from bandcamp

Hand Habits lay bare the process for consolidating their identity in their new EP, dirt. Throughout, they shed light on how they continually assemble and rearrange parts of themselves.

The directions seem simple enough: build, step back, choose the parts to keep and those to discard, implode the latter. Rinse…


New music this week from Mahalia, Rico Nasty, ELIO, Charli XCX, Wallows, Mariah Carey and more

22 Feb. 2.21, 8 am: 10 days since Dua Lipa’s Moonlight release. Still no signs of life on those new tracks. 3 days ago Ariana Grande and HAIM released deluxes too. Ariana’s extra tracks don’t fall far from the positions tree. Is pedestrian the word? We’ll go with pedestrian. The…


New music this week from Gallant, Floorplan, Nipsey Hussle, JAY-Z, Rebecca Black, Dorian Electra, Big Freedia, 3OH!3 and more

It’s 11:59 pm and you’re refreshing your favorite artist’s streaming pages. Your hands are clammy, your heart is beating fast: is that a panic attack looming on the horizon or is that just a symptom of an incredibly unhealthy relationship you have to someone you have never met? Does it…


New music from Vampire Weekend, Goose, Zella Day, Weyes Blood, VIC MENSA, Wyclef Jean, Chance the Rapper, pluko, sad alex, Duckwrth and more

Ah yes, another week, another batch of bonkers news! Setting apart non-music related news like QAnon elected officials in the US reflecting on a country that constantly swears “we are better than this” yet hasn’t shown any sign of this being true in ages, or the now notorious Jackie Weaver…


Looking back at an artist who turned art into power.

SOPHIE, It’s Okay To Cry artwork, Transgressive Records

As I revisit last Summer’s HEAV3N SUSPENDED livestream (see below), I am still taken aback by the poignancy of SOPHIE’s set — that doesn’t diminish with subsequent listens. “Everybody’s got to own their body” chants pile on, reminding us of…

Red Dziri

hi i’m red, i like music, i like writing, i like writing about music — twitter: @red_dziri

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store