, 2022-12-02 16:26:07,
Every Friday, Atwood Magazine’s staff share what they’ve been listening to that week – a song, an album, an artist – whatever’s been having an impact on them, in the moment.
This week’s weekly roundup features music by NoSo, Friends of Friends, Capo Corleone, Lainey Wilson, Jo-Jo & The Teeth, Creature Canyon, Coconut Cream, Flo Kwassi, Andie Mechanic, The Slow Readers Club, Verra Cruz, Washburn and the River, & Pony Bradshaw!
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:: “Suburbia” – NoSo ::
Sophie Severs, Boston, MA
NoSo makes the hum-drum of suburbia feel magical.
This singer-songwriter’s insightful lyricism and dreamy indie-rock soundscape bring listeners into a world of inner-reflection. Exploring everything from their gender identity to the concept of love, NoSo provides a space for timely contemplation. Their debut record, Stay Proud of Me, features the track, “Suburbia,” in which they reminisce upon their early life living in a suburb outside of Chicago.
A bright guitar lick brings us into the song, giving way to NoSo’s gentle vocals, as they sing of “Rich kids and boutique drugs,” — you know, just all of the classic suburbia-adjacent things. They tell NPR in a recent interview, “[Growing up in the suburbs] led to quite a bit of repression for me, and I just felt this need to conform.” Their battle with gender identity was hidden under skirts and dresses, drowning…
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