Sophie Williams

Declan McKenna tells us about his new album and working with Sigrid at Glastonbury 2022

"We wrote a song from the perspective of a clown who is losing [their mind] at a group of children, and becomes super pissed by the end of the song"

‘Melodrama’ at five: how Lorde’s cinematic pop opus inspired a new generation of artists

The Kiwi artist's second album cemented her status as a flag-bearer for a wave of young, emotive pop songwriters

George Ezra – ‘Gold Rush Kid’ review: the posi-pop king’s most personal album so far

The Hertford singer-songwriter shows his talent at distilling complex situations into candid, affecting songs

Alfie Templeman – ‘Mellow Moon’ review: in the pursuit of pop perfection

The 19-year-old embraces a huge, colourful pop sound while navigating anxiety through these joyously unpredictable songs

Fontaines D.C. – ‘Skinty Fia’ review: generational band grapples with heritage

The five-piece ambitiously broaden their style, making for a breathtaking collection that’s like nothing they’ve ever done before

Omar Apollo – ‘Ivory’ review: silky songs dripping with serious drama

The Indiana-raised star's storytelling flair combines with emotionally rich alt-R&B, funk-pop and indie on his long-awaited debut album

Father John Misty – ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century’ review: his imagination runs wild

Mr Tillman’s big band-style visions and bossa nova experiments (yes, really) come to life with thrilling effect

Miso Extra – ‘Great Taste’ EP review: rising star creates a world of her own

Personal stories and pulsing instrumentation unfold together as the English-Japanese artist explores her own creative universe

MICHELLE – ‘After Dinner We Talk Dreams’ review: a lively dose of self-help

The band's second album captures the tenderness and joy at play with the knotty tensions of growing up in New York City