MUSIC

Premiere: Talia Stewart Channels ‘Willard’ on “Rat Race”

Dark pop artist Talia Stewart does it all

Talia Stewart

Nigel Callisto

Dark pop artist Talia Stewart does it all – writes, sings, directs, produces – on her new music video, "Rat Race."

According to Talia, "'Rat Race' is a song borne out of anger towards those who abuse power. I wrote it with several men in mind who have done such to me." Prior to shooting the video, she built a full-sized wheel and spent two months training the rats, which she decided to keep as pets afterwards.

Originally from Orange County, CA, now based in Nashville, Talia's sound parallels the cutting-edge music of Billie Eilish, Halsey, and BANKS, revolving around empowerment, addiction, and heartbreak. Unpredictable and pervaded by a sense of imminence, "Rat Race" is undeniably atypical and arresting.


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FILM

Is “Hamilton” Sexist?

The hit musical will drop on Disney+ July 3rd.

Lin Manuel-Miranda's Hamilton has taken the theater world by storm since its 2015 Broadway premiere.

A hip-hop musical about America's founding fathers doesn't sound immediately appealing, but Manuel-Miranda's brilliant song writing and diverse casting not only captured the attention of audiences, but proved that major change is possible within an art form as encumbered by traditions as musical theater.

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Lo Lytes

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Portland singer-songwriter Lo Lytes, a.k.a Jameson Morris, recently released "Devil You Know," a pop song oozing with wicked energy.

"Devil You Know" is an ode to a past relationship in which the singer's own compelling charm turned out to be poisonous, reflecting on the initial intoxicating thrill of love that later becomes sour and destructive.The woman lured into the spider's web by lethal chemistry is now gone, leaving him isolated in a world of his own making, one where "loving me is suicide."

"And now the feeling that you tried to deny / It comes alive / And now the danger that my body provides / Crawls down your spine / It comes alive."

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