To celebrate Billie Eilish's debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? here are some of our favorite takeaways from talking with Billie about all kinds of topics, from avocados to favorite celebrity mugshots.
For months, when the project first started the only images we would see would be darkly lit images of a slender figure with a mullet. The music video for “The Outfield” is the back of a guy wearing a red jacket walking through multiple crowds of people in different cities — revealing a slow motion turn at the very end, by which we never really see his face. At the time, no one knew that Martin was indeed The Night Game and that he had chosen to disregard his every accolade, a thing that most other people would never do. Rumor has it, Martin got his record deal by being contacted through DM on Instagram after Bill Burr heard “The Outfield” at “It’s a School Night” (a popular showcase in Los Angeles) He signed without anyone putting together that he was “Martin-Johnson-former-frontman-of-Boys-Like-Girls-and-successful-writer/producer.”
The songs included on I’m Not Sure Yet changed over the course of two years; his only vision was to make “a project full of songs that I loved and I wanted people to hear.” Lyrically, things to tie together as each song sees Reece writing about himself. The tracks relate to love, getting older, and learning to deal with hardships in life like mental illness. Speaking on the connecting threads, Reece says, “I wanted to have a theme of maybe a little bit of a brain vomit but kind of like — a brain vomit that's a little bit… put together as well.”
LADYGUNN interview with LA electro-pop artist Party Nails. We discuss everything from album inspirations to artist influences and more.
The Night Game is the millennial hipster’s wet dream. He’s accidentally 80’s nostalgic in aesthetic — and every track on his debut album are as if the soundtrack to Friday Night Lights and Bruce Springsteen mated and had multiple magical children right on first base in Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams. While the sun is setting.
Newcomer Emily Hackett’s new EP harkens back to Pop-Country greats of the 90's, with relatable lyrics and stellar melodies.
As the CEO of VÉRITÉ, Kelsey Byrne has defined her own parameters of success by leaning into a hard-earned autonomy and taking calculated creative risks. Photos by Angelo Kritikos + Story by Erica Hawkins for LADYGUNN No. 16!
Princess Nokia has developed a cult-like fanbase with no algorithms or formulas to speak of. LADYGUNN gets inside the mind of the queen of all genres.
As Tom Robbins once wrote of The Doors, Chastity Belt’s new album is “early cunnilingual, late patricidal,” and we can’t stand how good it makes us feel.
Andrew W.K. live @ Irving Plaza on 5.18.18! Photos by Cortney Armitage + Story by Erica Hawkins.
Just as you’d expect, Lil Aaron isn’t here for anyone who might have luke warm feelings about his music… “I don't want people to hear my music and be like, "Oh, I kinda like this." Either you love it or you hate it. I'll be the first to tell anyone I'm not for everyone. I'm a very vibrant energy, I guess. You can do whatever you want, but I think a lot of new people are gonna connect with this project.”
It’s difficult to narrow down a standout song from the night, with excellent performances of his singles “home” and “carry the weight,” but his cover of The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” was truly magical and breathtaking. Morgxn showed off his stellar vocal range and control on this challenging track, hitting the high notes with ease while never losing his ability to connect to his audience.