BY Meg Zulch
in Music Stuff
on Sep 16, 2014
After receiving less than favorable reviews of her new single "Go" from her loyal fan base, Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes (or Claire Elise Boucher) has decided to scrap her entire new album and start from square one.
The song was originally written for Rihanna, according to The New York Times, so it has more of a pop/mainstream feel than Grimes' previous work. Overall, it’s a huge departure from her underground electronic sound fans have grown to ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
in Music Stuff
on Jul 01, 2014
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry.
According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media ... Read More
New music releases have been coming out left and right - and now we can add Grimes to that list as well! Last night on BBC Radio 1, she debuted her new single “GO (feat. Blood Diamonds)”.
Though she stays in her electronic wheelhouse, “GO” greatly departs from the magical sprite-meets-Windows ’98 sound we’ve come to love (and expect) from her. Instead, her new single is very trap-house, complete with a drop and no ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
in Music Stuff
on May 31, 2014
Last week BUST published an article called “The Classical World Can’t Stop Fat Shaming Women” about the preoccupation with opera singer Tara Erraught’s weight in several musical reviews. Andrew Clark, writing for the Financial Times stated that "Tara Erraught's Octavian is a chubby bundle of puppy fat,” and added, as an afterthought, that her performance was "gloriously sung." And he wasn’t the only one. The snide ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano
in Boob Tube
on May 01, 2014
Cornrowed badass Brooke Candy is releasing her new EP, Opulence, on May 6th – and she dropped a music video for the album's title track earlier this week. Candy, who considers herself equal parts stripper and rapper, had her breakout with a verse on Grimes’ track “Genesis” and then quickly released her own single, “Das Me,” which propelled her to cult icon status. Her sound is a smorgasbord of ... Read More
Former BUST cover-woman Grimes is a bit like a shooting star: she rarely comes out of hiding, but when she does it's seriously magical. Was that analogy too corny? Oh well! You know it's true!
Though she's busy recording her fourth album, the follow-up to the already cult-status-certified Visions, she took a break to chat with Teen Vogue for their upcoming December/January issue. The accompanying photoshoot embodies the 11 years Claire Boucher (her "real" alias) ... Read More
It’s so awesome to see adolescents and teens openly jump on the feminist bandwagon, and this adorable, intelligent lady is here to help anyone curious about what being a “feminist” means. Witty and relatable, her advice to fellow teens (of all genders) spans from how to dress to what books to read to developing the perfect “‘this displeases me and is very problematic’ face.”
Above all, her video is ... Read More
Lorde, A.K.A. the 16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter and tumblr extraordinaire, can now add “record-breaker” to her list of accomplishments. Let’s see...where to begin? For starters, her awesome first single “Royals” is officially platinum, she’s the youngest artist to top the Billboard chart since 1987, and now she has officially claimed the longest #1 streak on Alternative Radio by a female artist. What ... Read More
Have you heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Neither had I, until I saw this coverage of Armpits4August, the charity group raising awareness of PCOS, as it’s known, by growing out their underarm hair for one whole month.
Like Movember, in which men grow out their mustaches for the month of November to raise money for men’s health, Armpits4August has women grow out their armpit hair to raise awareness of PCOS, a disease so common that it affects ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 24, 2013
It's pretty obvious that we adore Canadian electro artist Grimes. Our current cover girl is not only one of today's most exciting musicians, but super politically articulate (and you can hear it in her music-- "Oblivion" is about sexual harrassment). If you read our interview with her, you'll know she's a fiercely independent, outspoken feminist who insists on having "[a] hundred percent" creative control over her work. ("I feel like if I didn't do it, it's not ... Read More