Jay Americana: ‘Making Music from My Perspective Is a Revolutionary Act’
Atlanta-based genre-bending artist Jay Americana does not fit into a box, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The creative’s sound rests at the intersection of hip-hop, alternative, and electronic dance – all while maintaining a cohesive quality. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she connects with Americana to discuss their early starts, finding a sense of belonging as a Black queer artist, Black history, and Americana’s favorite memory of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, as well as an exclusive preview of their forthcoming EP, which the artist describes as a “celebration of life and liberation.”
Astra Via Visits Ghost of Christmas Past with ‘A Christmas Spirit’
More to Watch On Dec. 15, D.C.-based duo Astra Via released a music video for their latest holiday single, “A Christmas Spirit.” The festive, lighthearted piano-driven track pays homage to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” taking audiences on a journey to Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Describing “A Christmas Spirit” as “a perfect […]
National Book Lovers Day: Celebrating the Intersection of Literature and Music
Music is a dynamic form of storytelling, so the intersection of literature and music should come as no surprise. Some of the biggest artists of our time have penned songs inspired by novels. From David Bowie (George Orwell), to Kate Bush (Emily Brontë), to Common and Jill Scott (Chinua Achebe), to Coldplay (Cormac McCarthy), the interconnectedness is unmistakable. In recognition of Book Lovers Day, celebrated annually on Aug. 9, the Alchemical Records team connected with bibliophiles from the D.C. area and beyond to discuss music inspired by literature and their all-time favorite reads.
Angela Sclafani Rewrites the Tragedy of Sylvia Plath with New Single ‘Bell Jar’
Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee https://youtu.be/WWXISy_roQEThis reading of Alchemical Records content provides a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. New York City-based singer-songwriter, Angela Sclafani, is returning with a brand-new musical […]