Welcome to the music page. Here's a list of every musical artist we have had the opportunity to feature in Potted Purple, with links to the issues that they are part of. A big thank you to Universal Music's 1824 program for reaching out to young journalists like us and giving us access to so much culture and music!
We had the incredible opportunity to sit down at a conference with Jon Batiste, where we talked the surprising and rewarding journey he has had in his pursuit of music. He gives us an inside look into his work on The Late Show, Pixar's Soul, and his debut album, We Are.
In Issue 07, we talk to English musician and songwriter Yungblud, whose second album, Weird! was released in late 2020 and peaked at the top of the UK Albums Chart and reached number 75 on the US Billboard 200. He talks about culture, influence, and living outside the status quo in our exclusive look.
The Academic is an Irish indie band that has only grown in popularity since their 2017 hit “Bear Claws." The Academic has opened for bands like The Strokes, The Rolling Stones, and Twenty One Pilots, and is now embarking on their own tour. We had the chance to sit down with them and discuss their most recent EP, Community Spirit and its origins.
In Issue 08, we talk with up-and-coming band Woah, whose sound can be described as indie pop with grit and heart. Read about how suburbia has influenced the band and their sound, as they move towns and begin working on their upcoming LP.
We talk with Duncan Laurence, a Dutch singer-songwriter who has performed on Eurovision and The Voice of Holland about his experience on Eurovision and the subsequent tour of Europe in our seventh issue.
Meet the band: Acres Even - a Los Angeles-based indie rock band bent on communicating “powerfully honest emotion” and expressing raw energy, which comes through in their feel-good choruses, The Strokes-esque guitar, and undeniable group chemistry.
Aden Bertisch, at only seventeen years old, is an experienced singer, songwriter, producer and actor, taking the creative world by storm. He attends the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), and has performed live several times, including at the 2020 Grammy Awards in a finale number. Read about him in Issue 06.
Read about the artist behind the ethereal tracks like "Sugar Plum Baby" and "April Fool." Inspired by 50s and 60s music as well as modern pop, Rikki Valentina has a unique signature sound. Read about her in Issue 05.
Since her feature in Potted Purple, Hunter Moreau's 2021 single "Hazy" garnered over twenty thousand streams on Spotify alone. She talks about the past, the future, and the present in our Gen-Z themed issue.
Griffin Hawk Millwee, 22, is an alternative singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX who releases music under the name of griffin h.m. We talk influences, inspiration, and emotion in Issue 06.
New York City band Nautics was featured in our second issue surrounding the intersection of art and activism. Read about how the proceeds from their single funded local food banks during the pandemic.
Luisa Boshnjaku, known by her stage name as Lui$a, is an up-and-coming 16-year-old artist blending pop sounds with RnB and hip hop influences.We talked to her about the origins of her style in Issue 03.