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The last time we spoke to payton, he was making the transition from TikTok star to full-fledged artist. With the new EP insomnia, the journey is complete. Over warm retro synths and inventive beats, the 19-year-old previews a bright future as a musician.

Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos talk to payton about the making of insomnia, dating in the public eye, collecting tattoos, and leaving LA for North Carolina.

payton | It's Real with Jordan and Demi

Sofi Vonn Releases Her New Single Famous Exclusively With PopDust

Sofi Vonn

Singer/songwriter & DJ, Sofi’s a musical triple threat, a triple treat, a triple talent. Her dynamic songs touch on the anxieties of a couple blending their lives and all the humorous and bittersweet journeys we take. Her tunes and vocals are refreshing and effervescent.

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Photos and Interview by Jordan Edwards

Los Angeles musician 93FEETOFSMOKE released GOODGRIEF on Friday (July 29). The album includes previous singles like "OH NAH OH NAH" and "ALL I EVER WANTED." It's a fitting sequel to 2020's SOFUBI, albeit with upgraded production and a more positive outlook.

In an era where everyone claims to be genreless, 93 actually is. His obvious love for 2000s hip-hop combines with the yearning and lyrical specificity of one of his heroes, Connor Oberst. The sound is unpredictable, shifting from distorted chaos to an intimate acoustic ballad, sometimes within a few seconds. His original beats, an element that sets him apart, sound both expensive and home-cooked.

We hung out in LA with 93 (Marciel Bauer) before the release to talk about the music that inspired him and the making of the album.

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Photos and Interview by Meghan Marshall

Ariana and the Rose released their debut album Lonely Hearts Club today. The 14-track set features previous singles like "Fuck Boy" and "Setting Me Free." Sonically, the pulsing '80s synths and drum machines recall early Madonna and the retro-meets-modern pop of Carly Rae Jepson.

The songs themselves are pure Ariana. The New York-based musician captures the energy of the city and fun of her immersive Light + Space events. At a time when it's hard to pinpoint an NYC scene or sound, Ariana seems to embody the downtown spirit that once made it vital.

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Interview and Photos by Jordan Edwards

Ben Abraham's new single "If I Didn't Love You" arrived on Wednesday, and with it, a twisted music video. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actors Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis play a couple Abraham sings for in the park. He follows them home and refuses to leave, leading to a hilarious (and bloody) climax. Watch it at the bottom of this interview.

The track is the latest single off Abraham's album Friendly Fire. Known for writing songs for artists like Kesha, Demi Lovato, and The Chicks, the Aussie shows that he could be a star in his own right. His voice can be gentle or powerful, and he exhibits a Nick Drake-like gift for warm, intricate arrangements.

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Harry Styles Releases Late Night Talking Music Video

And We’ll Be Late Night Watching All Summer Long

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Harry Styles woke up Wednesday and decided to put us all in a place we’ve only dreamt about: in bed with him. That’s right: Harry just released the music video for Late Night Talking, the second single from his album: Harry’s House.

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