“He sold 60 million books and 100 million records. Why was he forgotten?”
Although music often involves emotional expression, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has built a career and a persona out of big, unguarded emotions, a range that could be called “too muchness,” which is just right for some of us.
‘The music went away slowly and then all at once. So what if it never comes back? “I haven’t allowed myself to go there yet,” Huey says, worry in his voice.’
For one brown, queer Filipino-American, Karen Carpenters’ music anchored her to her musical family’s past while helping chart her path in their adopted Southern California.
My best friend and the New Kids on the Block, 30 years later.
How a band seemingly out of step with its times outlasted so many of its indulgent, in-step contemporaries.
When the pop singer went avant garde, he traded narrative meaning for emotional truth to explore those things that lay beyond language.
The term “slow jam” became widely popular when a song performed by Midnight Star debuted in 1983.
The singer of “It’s My Life” left us a brilliant solo album, then chose to be a family man.
How the songwriter’s abandoned third album became two albums.