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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!

Husam Says ‘Good Riddance’ in Anti-Valentine’s Day Single

Husam-Good Riddance Cover Art

Recent Articles On February 12, D.C.-based Syrian-American artist, Husam, released his latest single, “Good Riddance.” The anti-Valentine’s Day track is anthemic, moody, and powerful. Drawing from the alternative artist’s personal experience of being dumped unexpectedly by a former flame, the song carries an important message for anyone who has been jilted, ghosted, or otherwise sidelined: […]

All About the Fun: Jarreau Williams Exudes ‘Cherry’ Flavored Charisma

Jarreau Williams

There is charisma, and then there is Jarreau Williams whose showmanship is bar none when it comes to DC’s Pop R&B scene. The 4-time Wammie Award winner has been stealing shows and hearts with his catchy tunes and unstoppable charm since he was a kid coming up in Alexandria, Virginia, and he continues to keep his sights set on the future with new shows and music for 2023. Despite the accolades that he’s accumulated in his music career so far, he remains humble and grounded about his process and his role in his local music scene. Learn more about Williams’ forthcoming single, “Cherry,” with contributing writer Charlie Maybee in this exclusive preview.

Ré Alissa Captures Romantic Bliss with Hit Single, ‘MOVIE’

Re Alissa "MOVIE"

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross On February 24, Los Angeles-based R&B artist Ré Alissa released the official music video for her hit song “MOVIE” from her debut EP, Ré. The warm, sensual track, coupled with the artist’s honey-coated, sultry vocals, explores the allure of new relationships when the chemistry is spot-on and the love […]

Digging for Kanky Battle Personal Demons in ‘Crashing’

Digging for Kanky "Crashing"

More to Watch By Daniel Warren Hill Having been born and growing up in North Manchester, England, trip-hop duo Ben and Smithy developed the concept for Digging for Kanky based on an urban myth about local grave robber “Old Kanky.” These childhood friends have always had music in their lives, but came together in 2019 […]

Chris Mallett Releases Magical Wedding Song, ‘Live Out My Days with You’

Chris Mallett "Live Out My Days with You"

Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross https://youtu.be/l62maQUiPikThis 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. D.C.-based indie pop artist Chris Mallett released his latest single, “Live Out […]