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Post ‘Modern Love’: Iconic Songs About Contemporary Love

Post Modern Love

Contributing writer Charlie Maybee finds himself singing David Bowie’s famous song “Modern Love” to himself a lot without knowing why it’s in his head. “Perhaps I’m drawn to the hopeful yearning in the pre-chorus line ‘But I try / I try’ or the danceable confusion about love and sexuality that seems to permeate the song’s lyrical core,” he reflects. But that confusion also hinges upon a foundational question: what is modern love? In honor of Valentine’s Day, Maybee looks back at some iconic love songs that have changed and defined romantic values in popular culture during the age of post-modern love. If your favorite song didn’t make the list, be sure to let us know what we missed!

Family, Music, and Mythology: An Interview with HØVDING

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The music industry is full of acts that were born from family ties: from the pop stylings of The Jackson 5 to the grungy sci-fi epics of Chevelle. One of the latest to hit the scene has been HØVDING, a Nashville-based project formed by singer and violinist, Nika Jane, and her father and producer, Geoff Duncan. The duo finds their inspiration from Nordic history and mythology, and you can feel the mystic undercurrent and palpable heartbeat that runs through each of their songs with urgency. Join contributing writer Charlie Maybee, as he sits down with Jane and Duncan to discuss their music catalogue to-date, songwriting influences, and what the future holds for the band.

Daniel Cohen Channels the Joy of Diana Ross with Cover of “Chain Reaction”

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More to Watch Irish pop singer, Daniel Cohen, follows in the footsteps of many as he takes on the classic Diana Ross song “Chain Reaction”. His personal take on the song features an extended bridge section and more subdued vocal performance that leans into the easy-going nature of the swung pop beat. Along with a […]

Holly Valance Hit “Kiss Kiss” Remixed by Bklava for 20th Anniversary

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More to Watch Bklava “Kiss Kiss” Remix Album Art UK based producer and DJ, Bklava (also known as Lara Sweeny), celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Holly Valance smash hit “Kiss Kiss” with a brand-new remix and visualizer. While Valance originally covered the song (originally titled “Şımarık” written by Sezen Aksu and performed by Turkish […]

Yoshi Flower Honors Juice WRLD with Cover of “Wishing Well”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Indie rock musician, Yoshi Flower, is back with a cover of Juice WRLD’s “Wishing Well” which also acts as the first single off their upcoming EP. Taking an unplugged approach, he highlights the more tender notes of the song to honor the late musicians passing. At the time Juice WRLD […]

Chris Waters Serenades with Dreamy Tierra Whack Cover of ‘Dolly’

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Austin, Texas based rapper, DJ, and singer-songwriter Chris Waters is back with a new cover of “Dolly” originally by Tierra Whack, which acts as a slower acoustic ballad with some ethereal harmonies and synthesizers that give it a nice pop music twist. “I had never heard of Tierra Whack- but […]

sunset + mine Reimagine Coldplay’s Hit Single, ‘Fix You’

sunset + mine "Fix You"

Recent Articles By Emma Page Following their debut single, “Honey Let’s Go,” Washington D.C.-area husband-and-wife duo sunset + mine, or Valerie and Rocco Repetski, have made Coldplay’s “Fix You” their own. This “sonic adventure” is in tune with their uplifting aura. From the track’s opening, we are immersed in an electro pop world that consists […]