3 essential new albums you should listen to right now

3 essential new albums you should listen to right now

Claudia Maddaluno · 1 year ago · Music

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Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Some time ago, in a piece dedicated to Missy Elliott, we were talking about how much Misdemeanor had been an important piece in the history of rap, both for her artistic merits and for the fact that she had abolished, as a woman, a series of genre taboos, through the free expression of the body.
It’s no coincidence, I think, that Missy Elliott is present in Lizzo’s album that, in some way, continues her speech, literally stripping herself bare in her first full-length for a label. 
In Cuz I Love You, music is just a means to undress, song by song, and assert self-confidence. 
The eleven tracks don’t stand out for their excellent productions but surprise us in terms of the vocal – very powerful – and an incendiary rap that Lizzo fits even in the most classic of soulful melodies.

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Loyle Carner – Not Waving But Drowning

Loyle Carner is one who is not afraid to tell you about that time that the waves were so high that she thought she would drown. So in this record comes out all the fragility of a sensitive artist who, with his soft and relaxed voice, goes deep into the emotional details of his personal life. 
In the tracklist you can read the names of Jordan Rakei, Sampha and Jorja Smith who swim with him in this sea of emotions and existential dramas, providing him and almost providing us with a life jacket to avoid the risk of being swept away and drowned in it.  
Here, listen to him as if he were a manual for learning to swim. 

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Kelsey Lu – Blood

The album opens with a declaration of non-love which is then a cover, in more or less gospel version, of I’m Not In Love by 10cc. 
Despite this, Kelsey Lu’s Blood is a record that makes us fall in love right from that first track. 
A debut, that of the singer-songwriter from North Carolina, that fully absorbs us, hypnotizing us track after track with that mixture of baroque pop, folk, ambient and, last but not least, classical music. 
Among the producers, Skrillex, Jamie xx and Rodaidh McDonald that contribute to give the album a dark, experimental and sophisticated imprint.
Blood is an album in which you can hear all the influences of the artists with whom Lu has collaborated, from Solange to Florence + The Machine, reworked in a completely new and authentic proposal in which deep lyrics and evocative melodies stand out.  


3 essential new albums you should listen to right now
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3 essential new albums you should listen to right now
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Denise Rashidi and the coloring book about Japan

Denise Rashidi and the coloring book about Japan

Giulia Guido · 5 days ago · Art

Fernweh is one of those fantastic untranslatable words that often contain a deep meaning. In this case, Fernweh, a German word, means “longing for distance”, that is the feeling that assails us when we want to leave and go as far away from home as possible. 

At least once in our lives, especially in recent months, we have all experienced such a feeling and it is precisely from this overwhelming desire to travel that Denise Rashidi let herself be inspired for her latest work. 

Denise Rashidi is a German illustrator who, during a trip to Japan, was captivated by the beauty of the streets, the particularity of the architecture, so much so that she started drawing them. This is how Daydreaming in Japan was born: A Coloring Book and Travel Adventure, a self-published book with decision makers and dozens of views of Japanese cities and villages to color as you like. 

Obviously, Denise Rashidi also gave her personal interpretation to the illustrations, coloring them with warm, almost neon tones, turning the places into surreal, dreamlike places. 

If you love Japan and have an incredible desire to travel, Daydreaming in Japan: A Coloring Book and Travel Adventure could be your next purchase. 

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“Sneakerhead”, the Netflix series for shoe enthusiasts

“Sneakerhead”, the Netflix series for shoe enthusiasts

Emanuele D'Angelo · 5 days ago · Art

Dear sneakers fans and collectors, Netflix has thought of a series just for you.
Coming out on September 25th, we are talking about “Sneakerhead” a six-episode comic series with Allen Maldonado and Andrew Bachelor, produced by creator Jay Longino.

The protagonist of the series is Devin, a dad with an incredible passion for shoes, but who left the market some time ago. His lifelong friend will convince him to dive into a business deal, definitively awakening his passion.

Waiting for its release, here is the trailer that lasts about two minutes and a half, which in a few hours has made the full consensus counting at the moment over 200,000 views on YouTube.


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The villa of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is on Airbnb

The villa of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is on Airbnb

Emanuele D'Angelo · 4 days ago · Art

It was September 10, 1990, on television a series destined to have a special place in our adolescence “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made its debut. 30 years after that beautiful first episode that sucked us into the fantastic and colorful world of Willy, the actors organized a reunion with a very special surprise.

For the 30-year commemorative shoot of the sitcom, Smith gathered in the old mansion of Banks Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton) and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

In addition to announcing new episodes on HBOMax, the villa where Will Smith shot the sitcom for six years is on Airbnb.
Starting September 29, five people will have the opportunity to book one of the five stays for two people in a wing of Will’s house, available on October 2, 5, 8, 11 and 14.

Reservations are currently limited to Los Angeles Country residents, the cost per night will be only $30.
And it will be Willy himself to open “that hottie of the house“, inside you will find the same furniture of the series, an exclusive collection of sneakers and clothing of the prince used in the series.

Here is the statement released by Airbnb: “the family residence is as luxurious as it appeared in the TV series. Graffiti art, elegant interiors, timeless family portraits and Philadelphia cheese steak served on silver plates will transport you to the heart of luxury. Uncle and Aunt Banks not included.”

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Alex Senna’s street art, made of people and shadows

Alex Senna’s street art, made of people and shadows

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Art

The first time we talked about Alex Senna we focused on the romantic aspect of his works. Now, almost 3 years later, we return to focus on the Brazilian street artist‘s work, paying attention to another aspect of his artwork that has become more and more frequent. 

Since he started, Alex Senna has been filling the cities of the world, from Brazil to Italy, from the United States to Hong Kong, with his murals depicting simple black and white characters, a stylistic choice due to the artist’s colorblindness.

These figures are represented in their everyday life and, like everyone on the street, they too walk, look around, push a bicycle or wait to cross. What makes Alex Senna’s characters out of the ordinary is the point of view, each of them is depicted seen from above, or slightly biased, and to complete the mural their shadow comes overwhelmingly. 

It is precisely the latter that never seems to be missing in Alex’s work and that gives the images a melancholic air: a woman walks dragging her black and dark shadow as if it were a burden to carry around, as if she were hiding all her thoughts and worries. Everyone is free to see in Alex Serra’s shadows what he wants, what makes him happy or sad, carefree or worried. 

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