Mario Sorrenti – Draw Blood for Proof
Around ten years ago, photographer Mario Sorrenti began covering the walls of his New York studio with snapshots, polaroids, contact sheets and pieces of ephemera. Strung together, they became a way of working for Sorrenti and a kind of visualization of his artistic process. Now he has collected photographs of these collages in a book entitled Draw Blood for Proof. “It’s a visual summary of a decade’s work – eetings, highlights and special moments”, says Sorrenti about the book. “Images are very important, as are first drafts and rough copies.”
Read an interview with Mario Sorrenti and see some photos from the book at Dazed Digital.
Alice Boman – Waiting
When the Swedish singer Alice Boman emerged out of nowhere earlier this spring she truly took us by storm with her soulful, yet airy music. Her debut EP Skisser was filled with hope, dreams, and melancholy, wrapped in simply beautiful tunes. This week she released a live version of her song Waiting, recently recorded in Studio Möllan in Malmö and caught on film by Jesper Berg. Watch it above and read an interview we did with Alive Boman here.
Kill FM & Hanna Turi – Fiction
Inspired by everything from old school rock songs and classical music to movie scores like Blade Runner, the electronic house duo Kill FM makes music with heavy beats and melodic harmonies. In their latest single Fiction, the duo’s dark and heavy beats are successfully contrasted with singer Hanna Turi’s ethereal vocals. The song is taken from their newly released debut EP Revolt from earlier this spring. Listen to the song here.
The Weeknd – Belong To The World
Since the Canadian wizzkid Abel Tesfaye first emerged under the name of The Weeknd a couple of years ago, he has managed to seduced the whole world with his hazey, lo fi r&b. His latest single Belong To The World is no exception from his usual sound, just a tiny bit darker and a lot more magnificent. The song is the latest cut taken from his forthcoming album Kiss Land. Watch the video above.
The Queen of Versaille
Being at the pinnacle of his career, the billionaire David Siegel decides to build the largest and most expensive single-family house in the United States. The vision is a Versailles in miniature, dedicated to his wife Jackie. But when the economic crisis dash their dreams. Jacki and the rest of the family are forced to change their excessive lifestyle, something that turns out to be easier said than done. Lauren Greenfield’s story about the Siegel family in the documentary The Queen of Versailles is as fascinating as it is dismaying. Watch it at SVT Play here.