Q December 2019
In the new issue of Q, there’s an exclusive interview with Lana Del Rey. The feature is part of a huge Songs Of The Decade special and Del Rey’s 2011 breakthrough single Video Games is the most voted-for entry. Ted Kessler visits her in Laurel Canyon to hear how the 2010s belonged to America’s finest modern singer-songwriter.
As well as Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, David Bowie, The 1975, Stormzy and many more feature in our list of the tracks that made the decade so musically memorable, with a host of songwriting dons also revealing their picks.
There’s also extensive interviews with some of the artists in the list. Jazz Monroe dives into the strange and wonderful world of Richard Dawson, the modern-day avant-garde bard. Eve Barlow hears the story of vintage-pop singer-songwriter Weyes Blood and Chris Catchpole heads to New York with Irish punk sensations Fontaines D.C..
To mark the 25th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s hugely influential album, Grace, we speak to the people who best knew the man behind the tragic myth. This month’s Cash For Questions is comedian Romesh Ranganathan, Gruff Rhys tells us about the albums that changed his life, Chrissie Hynde lays out her 10 Commandments, Beck gives us a studio report and we head out to lunch with Rick Astley.
In the Q Review, we witness synth-pop trio MUNA live in Nashville and run the rule over new albums from Michael Kiwanuka, FKA twigs, Girl Ray and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
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