Listen to While Reading This: ‘Cherry-Coloured Funk’ (Cocteau Twins), ‘Strange’ (Galaxie 500), ‘Lo Que Siento’ (Cuco), ‘Flaming Hot Cheetos’ and/or ‘Pretty Girl’ (Clairo), ‘Cherry Pit’ and/or ‘Afterglow’ (Luna Li), ‘Show Me How’ (Men I Trust)

Clairo and Cuco, two of Dream pop’s newcomers

Dream pop is easily one of favourite genres of all time, right up there with New Wave (which you, if you know me at all, know is possibly my favourite genre of all time). As one of the most pivotal trends in alternative music, Dream pop has been a massive influence of both alternative and mainstream music since the late ’80s. This influence is demonstrated…

Listen to While Reading This: 1979 (Smashing Pumpkins), 4EVER (Clairo)

I, much like many others around my age, have an uneasy relationship with the idea of growing up. All 18 years of my life I longed for autonomy and the will to do as I pleased, but for some reason now that I’m confronted with this aspect of life I feel apprehensive and reluctant to step forward and claim it. For the past few months I’ve been thinking over this phenomenon and I’ve realized that the childhood that I so impatiently wanted to outgrow and escape is the very same…

Listen to While Reading This: After the Storm (Kali Uchis ft. Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins)

This is not necessarily easy; to write. I never have been much of a writer, anyway. I’d always found it fun to play around with words but I had never felt confident enough to publicize commentaries of mine. In a way, I might’ve been avoiding this, if only because it’s a serious format, and I generally don’t like to appear as a serious person. It’s really only this way because I’m not all that open about that which I consider to be serious…

R. Gopinath

18 years old and trying to figure life out. Loves music and spirituality.

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