Getting Lost On Cloud Nine: An Interview With STVN

Ever since I first heard STVN’s music at the end of last year, I’ve been listening non-stop. Chill lo-fi with echoes of synth-pop make it feel like taking a musical load off. As you’ll read in this Hummingbird Mag exclusive interview, STVN’s music is all about basking in the glory of right now. It’s about acknowledging that there might unpleasantness ahead, but not letting that … Continue reading Getting Lost On Cloud Nine: An Interview With STVN

My August Tribute to Mac Miller

I hope Mac appreciates every word of what I am about to write. May he rest in peace.  Mac’s two songs “Planet God Damn” and “Soulmate” go together better than any other combination of songs that I have ruthlessly played on repeat. Maybe I’ve been addicted to this combo because I’m far away from someone I truly love, but these tracks have been in my … Continue reading My August Tribute to Mac Miller

Mo Sella Exudes Danceable Positivity & Friendship on Debut [Interview]

Washington D.C. local Mo Sella just dropped his debut album, Stories of a Manhattan Apartment, an ode to the life he lived as a college student in New York City. He was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, before moving to Saudi Arabia for a few years — and he credits living in so many different places for his eclectic taste in music. NYC wasn’t the … Continue reading Mo Sella Exudes Danceable Positivity & Friendship on Debut [Interview]

Interview: Gonzo Talks Producing Mindset, Supporting Fellow Artists

After speaking with Beez and hearing him speak so highly about Gonzo’s musical talent, it was only right that I would get both sides of the story. A few days ago, I had the chance to talk with Gonzo and hear more about his history with music, the many ways Beez has helped his game, and plenty more. Note: Quotes are slightly edited for clarity. … Continue reading Interview: Gonzo Talks Producing Mindset, Supporting Fellow Artists

Dayon Greene Talks New Album “Me,” with an Uplifting Message and Love for the DMV [Interview]

DMV rapper Dayon Greene is set to take flight, dropping a debut album Me, full of trials, tribulations, and lessons. As a rapper and producer, his fingerprints are all over this project. But his signature comes out most in his lyrics, which tell the story of a young man finding himself after being lost, wallowing in harmful relationships. I had the great opportunity to speak … Continue reading Dayon Greene Talks New Album “Me,” with an Uplifting Message and Love for the DMV [Interview]

Interview: Beez Shares the Importance of Trust and Confidence in Hip-Hop

Gonzo & Beez have been making waves in the ever-expanding hip-hop/R&B atmosphere ever since their inaugural single “Minute Steak” dropped in 2019. Several more singles and a full-length debut later, the duo is gaining traction and a reliable fanbase attracted to their skillful flows & vocals, genre-bending instrumentation, and down-to-earth personas. I got the chance to speak with Beez, born Brian Macalla, who let me … Continue reading Interview: Beez Shares the Importance of Trust and Confidence in Hip-Hop

Sofi Tukker’s Livestreams: Making Quarantine Exciting and Less Lonely

If you haven’t heard of Sofi Tukker, lord, are you missing out! Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, as of Jun. 20, have gone live for 100 days straight. Bringing an energy incomparable to any other artist I have been keeping up with during the big Q, at one o’clock EST, Sofi Tukker goes live for at least 30 minutes. From extra sets at night to … Continue reading Sofi Tukker’s Livestreams: Making Quarantine Exciting and Less Lonely

Interview: Chance Emerson Sheds Light on Songwriting, Inspirations, Aspirations

Yesterday morning I saw this man who didn’t know his life And if he did he chose to lit He wandered in circles Said who are you and darling who am I Fictional and sleep deprived “How Can I” — Chance Emerson Chance Emerson has a folky, singer-songwriter, indie gift and “The Raspberry Men” is an immaculate display of his musical creativity. Covering sounds from … Continue reading Interview: Chance Emerson Sheds Light on Songwriting, Inspirations, Aspirations

A Revolution of the Mind

Two weeks ago, Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, pushed his knee down on the neck of a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd and killed him, with three other cops aiding and abetting him. Despite Floyd declaring he couldn’t breathe numerous times, Chauvin’s knee remained on him for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, with 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that occurring after … Continue reading A Revolution of the Mind

100% Pop! Charli XCX and Modern Pop Music

At the age of 20, Charli XCX released her debut album titled “True Romance.” The album was widely celebrated and served to establish Charli as a shining new voice in the world of pop music. “True Romance” was a synth-pop masterpiece, as it jumped on the rising trend of using synth and reverb in addition to more traditional instruments to create melodies.  Her next album, … Continue reading 100% Pop! Charli XCX and Modern Pop Music