Struggles & Joy

Dana Williams – Red Flag
Skay Maidza – Cashmere
James Vickery feat. Earthgang – You Comfort Me
Evann McIntosh – Coco Pebbles
Samm Henshaw – Grow
Loony – Mine
Rachel Chinouriri feat. Hak Baker – November
Syd – Fast Car
Domenic Haynes – Crazy
Mereba – Rider
Serpentwithfeet feat. Sampha & Lil Silva
EimaraL Sol feat. Jay Wile – Care2Much
Lion Babe – Frida Kahlo
Rayana Jay feat. Braxton Cook – Last Call
Emawk feat. Zach Ezzy – FAIY
Kristina Alcordo – Cool Off
Kenneth Whalum – Party
Jamila Woods – SULA (Hardcover)
Berhana – Nostalgia

Photo credit: Untitled illustration by Ángela María Sierra a.k.a. Riso Chan

I’m Gonna Let It Shine

Farr – Wildflowers
Mereba – Black Truck
Big Words – Cicada
Sol feat. Kassim – Dreaming
Arlo Parks – Super Sad Generation
Baby Rose – Borderline
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun
Steven Bamidele – Still My Mother’s Baby
Aaron Taylor – I Think I Love You Again
The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY – My God Has A Telephone
Emerson Leif – Next2
Swamp Dogg feat. Justin Vernon and Jenny Lewis – Sleeping With You Is A Dragg
Durand Jones & The Indications – Young Americans
Joey Quinones – Don’t Tell Me
Marlon Williams – What’s Chasing You
Winston Surfshirt – Need You
Son Little – Suffer

Photo credit: The Make Believer (Monet’s Garden), Oil on Canvas by Amy Sherald

Our Foolish Deeds

Kris KnightElliott Power (Once Smitten)
Jelani Blackman (Submarine)
Kamau (BooDha)
Santigold (Chasing Shadows)
Sofi Tukker (Matadora)
Poliça (Wedding)
Aaron Taylor (Lesson Learnt)
Charlotte Day Wilson (After All)
Eeves (Feathers)
Jerry Folk (To My Soul)
Wildcat! Wildcat! (Straight To The Top)
Dan San (Dream)
Jorja Smith (Blue Lights)
Boy & Bear (Limit Of Love)
Kwamie Liv (Perfect Grace)
Rich Jones (Devotion)
Chet Faker (In-Between)

Photo credit: Ivory, oil on canvas by Kris Knight. Secrets Are The Things We Grow

We Are All Poets

Natalie FossTobi Lou (New Bish)
Pell (Queso)
A. Chal (Round Whippin)
Okenyo (Just A Story)
Benny Sings (You And Me – feat. Goldlink)
Grizzly City Boys (Early 2000s)
S’natra (Feeling Good – feat. Synead)
Broderick Batts (Wavey)
Emaad (Motion City)
Kweku Collins (Kings)
JuJu Rogers (Dreams – feat. Oddisee)
Iris Gold (Goldmine)
Smino (Raw)
Noah Sims (She Gets The Best Of Us – feat. MC Tree)
Salomon Faye (Tell Your Friends)
Danny Winter (Too Cold – feat. Ibn Inglor)
Marcus (Cellular II – feat. Baro)
Mizan (7 Billion)

Photo credit: The Observer, illustration by Natalie Foss

Black & Gold

Black and goldDaniel Wilson (Boy Who Cried Thunder)
Raury (Bloom)
Loyle Carner (Baby Grey)
Willow Smith (Female Energy)
Men Among Boys (Purple Black)
Appleby (Spit On Me)
Nao (Back Porch)
Oyinda (Restless)
Pell (Wait On Me – feat. Dent May)
D.R.A.M. ($)
Shaprece (Tell Me)
Leon Bridges (Coming Home)
Mobley (The Editor)
Gregory Porter (Hey Laura)
Willis Earl Beal (Babble On)
Sylas (Hollow)

Photo credit: Megumi Mizuno, nail artist

Swimming In The Head

VertigoMarian Mereba (Rolling Stoner)
Black Linen (Go Easy)
Loyle Carner (BFG)
Tawiah (Teardrop)
Jonwayne (Echoes)
Chargaux (I’m So Pretty)
Lorine Chia (Life Without Dreams)
Dag Savage (When It Rains – feat. Aloe Black)
Alice Smith (Ocean)
Homeboy Sandman (Wade In The Water)
Raury (God’s Whisper)
T Raww (We Don’t Die)
Denitia And Sene (Divided)
Pell (Runaway)
One Day (Love Me Less)
Black Milk (What It’s Worth)
Sabina Ddumba (Scarred For Life)
Mizan (Thru)

Photo credit: Kim Novak in Vertigo, 1958.

Good Vibrations

Mike ApichellaMans (Mellow Magic Marker)
Jungle (The Heat)
Kinny (Lost Baggage)
Nightmares On Wax (Be, I Do)
Booker T (Sound The Alarm – feat. Mayer Hawthorne)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (So Good At Being In Trouble)
Myron & E (If I Gave You My Love)
Chromeo (When The Night Falls)
Cody Chesnutt (Till I Met Thee)
Raashan Ahmad (The Remedy)
The Coup (WAVIP – feat. Das Racist and Killer Mike)
Chance Waters (Maybe Tomorrow – feat. Lilian Blue)
Farhot (Painkiller – feat. Ms. Dynamite)
Moko (Summon The Strength)
Alice Russell (Drinking Song)
Andy Allo (Yellow Gold)
Equal (Lost In The Evening – feat. Gary Jules)
Omar (The Man)
Urthboy (Easy Baby)
Joe Driscoll (Water)
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens (What Have You Done)
Blowfly (Rap Dirty)

Photo credit: Mike Apichella’s collage

No pictures, please

Dior CoutureWheelchair Sports Camp (A Is For Anything)
Oh Land (My Boxer)
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins (Muthadear)
Lorine Chia (Saturday)
Chance The Rapper (Juice)
Lakutis (Death Shark)
King Fantastic (Bonfire Sessions)
Wafeek (Go Away)
Georgia Anne Muldrow (Kneecap Jelly – feat. Madlib)
Earl Sweatshirt (Chum)
Tha Grimm Teachaz (Melissa)
Why? (Jonathan’s Hope)
Quasimoto (Astronaut)
Yelawolf (Tennessee Love)
CharlieRED (Kansas)
Cassie (Do My Dance – feat. Too Short)
Serengeti as Kenny Dennis (Crush em)
Young Fathers (Mr. Martyr)
Chief Keef (Citgo)
Flying Lotus (Putty Boy Strut)
Vic Mensa (Orange Soda)
Benin City (Faithless)
E-40 (All My N*ggas – feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q)
Killer Mike (Burn)
Nosaj Thing x Chance The Rapper (Paranoia)

Photo credit: Photograph by Ben Hassett for Christian Dior.

Hot Buttered Soul

Pam GrierLady (Get Ready)
Lee Fields & The Expressions (You’re The Kind Of Girl)
Laura Izibor (Ring)
The Budos Band (Unbroken, Unshaven)
Bonobo (Walk In The Sky – feat. Bajka)
Alice Smith (Be Easy)
Amp Fiddler (Soul Devine)
Kinny (Big Fat Liar)
Little Jackie (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
The Coup (The Magic Clap)
Kylie Auldist (Howlin’ For You)
Cris Prolific (Music Is – feat. Ursula Rucker)
Mayer Hawthorne (You’ve Gor The Makings Of A Lover)
Har Mar Superstar (Lady, You Shot Me)
Brandy Butler (Gin And Tonic)
Liam Bailey (You Better Leave Me)
Vintage Trouble (Nobody Told Me)
Legendary Tigerman (The Saddest Thing To Say – feat. Lisa Kekaula)
Clairy Brown (Far Too Late)
Belleruche (Northern Girls)
Weekend Sun (Keep Running)
Martina Topley-Bird (Poison)
Susan Cadogan & The Crabs Corporation (Day After Day)

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