the weeknd

With a co-sign from the Weeknd, rising singer Chxrry22 is one to watch in alt-R&B

Signed to the Weeknd’s XO Records, singer Chxrry22 is a rising name in R&B. With the release of her EP The Other Side, she talks about her debut project, songwriting, and more.

The 55 best albums of 2022

In 2022, pop mavens, rap greats, and rock favorites returned, select indie acts broke out to the masses, the pop-punk resurgence continued to thrive, and many upstarts won over the hearts of new fans. All in all: It was a pretty great year for new music. To reflect on the year, like the huge music […]

Spotify Wrapped has arrived — here's how to access it

Spotify’s annual end-of-the-year campaign that rounds up your listening habits is here. Here’s how to access it in the app.

A24's The Idol trailer is unhinged Hollywood excess

HBO has shared the first trailer for the A24 limited series The Idol. The series stars The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan and Debby Ryan, among others.

How Soccer Mommy's new album Sometimes, Forever made her go bigger and bolder

SOCCER MOMMY — AKA SOPHIE ALLISON — IS ONE OF Gen Z’s brightest voices, a 25-year-old beacon mining through a familiar world of industry apathy and internal, contradictory forces. On her new record, Sometimes, Forever, there’s a give-and-go between distance and desire, misery and joy; full-hearted ballads bleed delicately into thoughtful, doomy concertos. Allison pumps […]

Kelly Clarkson covers Radiohead, Billie Eilish, the Weeknd on new Kellyoke EP

Kelly Clarkson has released her Kellyoke EP. The collection of covers features songs by Radiohead, Billie Eilish, the Weeknd and more. The project was released via Atlantic Records. Read more: Blondie announce box set of their first six albums, ‘Against The Odds 1974-1982’ Kellyoke originated as a segment on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where the artist […]

Kid Bloom throws an '80s party on debut album 'Highway'

Decked out in vibrant colors and funky patterns, Kid Bloom (aka Lennon Kloser) could easily be mistaken for a child of the ’80s. That influence shines on his debut album, Highway, out today via Position Music. Read more: Is Frank Ocean directing his own feature film? Highway plays like a 12-track ride through connection, mental […]

FKA twigs releases new mixtape 'CAPRISONGS'—listen

FKA twigs has released the new mixtape CAPRISONGS via Atlantic Records. The project was executive produced by FKA twigs and El Guincho. Read more: Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’ CAPRISONGS, born out of the desire to be back with friends, dancing and having fun, is FKA twigs‘s first release with […]

Bring Me The Horizon, beabadoobee and more share their favorite music from 2021

Are the winter blues getting you down? Don’t worry, Alternative Press’ end-of-the-year celebration is here to bring you some holiday cheer. If you haven’t heard already, we asked each artist we interviewed for our December 2021 issue of AltPress magazine to answer two specific questions: what was the best thing you heard in 2021, and […]

Bishop Briggs and Sueco are using their platforms to empower people

In issue 399, we featured Bishop Briggs and Sueco as cover artists. During our conversations, the two artists detailed their careers, their inspirations and their vision. They also spoke to the changing nature of alternative music and their ambitious visions for their own career. Along the way, they revealed their shared work ethic, a thoughtful […]

15 iconic music video locations you can visit in real life

Ever wonder where your favorite artist filmed that one music video? While the answer is probably some private set in Los Angeles, a handful of music videos were actually filmed in public locations. With the weather warming and in-person concerts still on hold, why not support your favorite artists by visiting the sets of their […]

girl in red channels ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ in "You Stupid Bitch"

Marie Ulven, also known as girl in red, is back with “You Stupid Bitch,” another taste of her highly-anticipated debut studio album if i could make it go quiet. On the new track, girl in red further showcases her grunge-inspired sound and unfiltered lyrics that offer a look inside the complex relationships in her life. […]

12 'SNL' music videos that are equal parts catchy and hilarious

The music and comedy worlds often collide whenever Saturday Night Live airs from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Cast members such as Andy Samberg, Chris Redd, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson and beyond have made the SNL music video digital shorts connect with audiences even more than the live sketches. […]

This classic Fall Out Boy song was influenced by 'Josie And The Pussycats'

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is officially taking over the radio waves at Apple Music. On April 12, he launched his weekly show Loud And Sad Radio. During every episode, Wentz will be talking about an array of topics in music, social media, TV and film. During the inaugural episode, Wentz played a slew […]

13 Daft Punk-inspired artists who are helping further their legacy

Beyond the illusion of their masks, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (or, Daft Punk as you know them) permanently transformed the music industry. Their 1997 debut album, Homework, and 2001 follow-up album, Discovery, introduced the world to electronic music with an unprecedented voice. Over their nearly 30-year career, Daft Punk were always on the […]

10 alternative covers that completely transformed pop hits

While we love when artists gift us with never-before-heard songs, there’s just something about a cover that will always get us excited.  Since the Punk Goes Pop days, scene artists covering pop tracks have been a popular trend, and vice versa. Through unexpected collabs and covers, we’ve discovered mainstream artists who are truly scene kids […]

AJR knew exactly what they needed to say on 'OK ORCHESTRA'

For most of us, being locked down with our siblings for the entirety of 2020 seems like a nightmare. For brothers Jack, Adam and Ryan Met, however, it was nothing new. The trio, better known as indie-pop band AJR, already wrote, produced and recorded their first three albums in their living room, so for their […]

girl in red transforms the Weeknd’s hit into an angsty pop-punk song

girl in red is back with another cover for fans. This time around, she has transformed the Weeknd’s hit single “Save Your Tears” into the ultimate pop-punk banger. The Norwegian singer has also debuted a powerful live performance of her recently released song “rue,” which is inspired by Zendaya’s character on HBO’s Euphoria. The new […]

Rob Zombie earns first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart

Rob Zombie has just achieved his first-ever No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart with his new album The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. According to MRC data, the record sold 26,000 copies in the United States during its first week. Along with this feat, Zombie has also cracked the coveted top 10 on […]

Silverstein, PUP and Dizzy are among the 2021 JUNO Awards nominees

Every year, an array of talented Canadian and international music artists are honored at the Canadian JUNO Awards. On Tuesday, the stacked list of nominations for the virtual 2021 JUNO Awards ceremony was announced ahead of its broadcast on May 16. The Weeknd leads this year’s list with a staggering six nominations. However, the 2021 […]
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