Here at The FADER, we've always prided ourselves on looking down the road. We aspire to provide you with a deeper look at the innovators whose work reflects the always-shifting music landscape. Here, we've rounded up a bunch of the artists we've put on for recently, a lot of whom were featured in our long-running GEN F section. There are some talented noisemakers here — like New Age doo-wop rapper Noname, or reckless Manhattan punk band Show Me the Body. It's an eclectic crew, but they've all got one thing in common: it's only the beginning for them.
Noname is a 25-year-old rapper from Chicago. She just released her first solo project, and it doesn't sound like any other hip-hop out right now. As FADER contributor Kiana Fitzgerald explained, "At its core, Telefone is a conversation between Noname and anyone looking for a thread of logic to grasp onto during maddening times." Read Noname's interview with The FADER.
Kent Jones is the artist behind "Don't Mind," a multilingual, Barry White-referencing bop that was basiccally ubiquitous this summer. Now signed to DJ Khaled's We the Best imprint, the Florida singer's got a lot of summer songs left in him. We can't wait to hear them. Read an interview with Jones.
Teyana Taylor has been popping, and she always will be. Her inspiring performance in Kanye West's "Fade" video only reaffirmed that. Read the 25-year-old singer's interview with The FADER.
Destra Garcia earned her title as the “Queen of Bacchanal” via a string of hits, including "It's Carnival," a 2003 duet with Machel Montano that holds a place in every soca DJ’s set to this day. The Trinidadian singer's labored-over newest album, Queen, proves she's ready to cross over into straight-up pop terrain. Read Garcia's interview with The FADER.
Angel Olsen's not a new artist by any means, but she's definitely having a moment. On her ambitious third full-length, the North Carolina songwriter takes her folksy sound to a brighter, more pop-leaning place — while still letting her country-rock roots show. Read her long, honest conversation with The FADER.