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Beyoncé: Break My Soul review – house anthem doesn’t break the mould
First single from forthcoming album Renaissance preaches freedom but gets stuck in some familiar musical tropes

Alexis Petridis

21, Jun, 2022 @10:33 AM

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On my radar: Lauren Laverne’s cultural highlights
The TV and radio presenter on a surprising history of menswear design at the V&A, classic Billy Connolly routines and her favourite London venue

Lauren Laverne

18, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star review – R&B singer with a sparkling gift for tragicomedy
The Washington DC artist traverses a variety of genres on an album that tells funny, starkly wise stories of a half-together life

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Beyoncé announces new album, Renaissance
The apparent follow-up to 2016’s Lemonade is due for release on 29 July

Laura Snapes

16, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘A proper family vibe’: the Silhouettes Project, Hackney’s fiercely indie music community
Away from the exploitative end of the industry lies this Dalston-based project which gives artists from across hip-hop, jazz and soul a leg up – and shares the proceeds

Emma Russell

14, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Cleo Sol review – rare gig shows neo-soul star is a natural live performer
The Sault singer creates an intimate atmosphere with her affable yet commanding stage presence, as if she knows everyone there personally

Jumi Akinfenwa

08, Jun, 2022 @3:46 PM

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R&B nearly man Ural Thomas: ‘My best shot is to just live and be what I am’
He crossed paths with James Brown and Quincy Jones but hated playing fame’s game, and shrank into obscurity. Now 82, the Portland singer is thriving once more

Alexis Petridis

07, Jun, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Sean Paul: ‘A new generation are making dancehall their own’
His 00s megahits took the sound of Kingston clubs global. He talks about the genre’s influence, its new female stars, and the debate over the monarchy in his native Jamaica

Ammar Kalia

29, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘I didn’t know I had it in me’: soul singer Miiesha steps into the spotlight
The Indigenous musician was discovered as a teenager in the tiny community of Woorabinda. She talks about losing her beloved grandmother, finding poetry in pain and a transformative trip to the desert

Janine Israel

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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​Girl bands made British pop great – so where have all the good ones gone?​
From SVN’s moisturiser-ad feminism to the desperately named CuteBad, the groups filling the void left by Little Mix are lacklustre. They should look to the Spice Girls’ example

Alim Kheraj

11, May, 2022 @9:42 AM

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‘I used to sing Mona Lisa on the street for coins’: George Benson’s honest playlist
The jazz guitar great remains in awe of Etta James, Nat King Cole and Mario Lanza, but what’s the disco classic he’d recommend to get a party started?

As told to Michael Hann

09, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ella Mai: Heart on My Sleeve review – everyday romance parsed with ambition
The happy 90s nostalgia of the British singer-songwriter’s debut yields to the tricksy rhythms and odd magic of her follow-up

Damien Morris

08, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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