The Music of Movies: Soundtracks that Make the Movie

Songs and sounds are often overlooked in a movie, when in fact these are key components to the concoction. Beyond the dynamics of excellent actor-director pairings, there is the sonic experience that film directors immerse themselves into, where epic collaborations with sound designers take place. Huge names in film like Gus Van Sant and Studio

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When Music Meets Literature: Songs Inspired by Poetry

Whilst stealing by nature carries criminal connotations, musicians (and Picasso) will preach that even the greats will borrow. One might find that, actually, passages from T.S. Eliot canvassing the artistic theft of other’s work actually contributes to the creation of new art. If, like us, you have wondered which comes first: the music or the

Songs to Send to Distant Lovers

The best written love songs don’t always carol the joy of romance. Great songwriters since the start of time have penned the ups and downs of being in love that are still revered and echoed today. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart.

How to support your favourite artists during lockdown

The lockdown may be hard-hitting for some more than others. The creative community has shared the struggle and distress of getting by with or without crisis, and the pandemic makes it no easier for them particularly those who depend on live performances. With cancelled tours and ticket sales halted, here are alternative ways you can

The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

Porcelain skin, slick haircuts, and unapologetically cheesy rhymes to romanticise like sonnets; we’re taking a trip down memory lane and reliving every teenage obsession: boy bands. Nothing beats the comfort of handsome young men serenading you through the boombox, telling you what makes you beautiful. Boy band culture is admiring pretty boys singing romantic lyrics

Early ‘00s Throwback Playlist

From modern R&B, garage rock, to power pop hybrids of past eras, music of the early ‘noughties’ is excitingly diverse yet eclectically cohesive. It saw rockers jamming out to Bon Jovi, starlets moving their hips like Shakira, slick dudes busting rhymes to OutKast; but despite the different ranges of sounds and styles, it all just sounded right

One-and-done: One Hit Wonders of All-Time

Sometimes it only takes one massive hit to garner a following of billions. This week, we’ve compiled a number of the world’s greatest hits; some you still sing at the top of your lungs, some you may have forgotten after all this time, but all have one thing in common… There’s no science behind what

Music & Conflict: Songs That Helped Soldiers Through Hard Times

For some veterans of the Vietnam War, their memories aren’t exclusively of guns, powder and violence, but rather about songs and lyrics. The bloody conflict was notoriously divisive, but in turn sparked a new form of resistance: music. Pro-war hawks and pro-peace doves aside, there were songs that gave voice to an era that changed

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