Week in Pop: Emily Ritz, Hélène Barbier, Pictorial Candi

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The continuing adventures of Berlin pop designer Pictorial Candi; photographed by Moritz Freudenberg.

Working together toward a more inclusive, enlightened & peaceful globe—Impose’s Week in Pop presents an assortment of exclusive views & listens from today & tomorrow’s illuminated aesthetes.

Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Contents):

1. Emily Ritz
2. Hélène Barbier
3. Pictorial Candi
4. A Beacon School
5. DJ Platurn
6. Fléau
7. Madam West
8. Week in Pop media roundup
9. Fijimacintosh’s Week in Pop guest selections

Delivering now the headline rundown of just some of the week’s biggest buzz, we received news that MF DOOM & Czarface dropped the video for “Bomb Thrown” off the upcoming album Czarface Meets Metal Face! available March 30; Kississippi dropped the single “Easier To Love” from the new album Sunset Beach; Death Grips announced the new album Year of the Snitch arriving soon; Yhung T.O of SOB X RBE announced the mixtape Misunderstood available soon & dropped the video for the title track; Lil Pump dropped “Gucci Gang Remix” ft. 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, French Monta, J Balvin, Ozuna, Remy Ma & Gucci Mane; New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation dropped “Buzzin”; Let’s Eat Grandma announced the new album I’m All Ears avaialble June 29 from Transgressive & dropped “Falling Into Me”; Lil Yachty dropped the video for “Count Me In” ft. an appearance from Bhad Bhabie off the new tape Lil Boat 2; Porches dropped the “Find Me (Baba Stiltz & Samo DJ Remix)” with footage by Dev Hynes; Millionyoung dropped the visual for “Together” off the album Rare Form available April 13 via Mishu Records; Chvrches covered Beyoncé’s “XO”; Del the Funky Homosapien & Amp Live dropped the Spencer Groshong video for “Wheel of Fortune” off the album Gate 13 available April 20; Björk dropped the remix EP for the track “Arisen My Senses” ft. Jlin, Kelly Lee Owens & Lanark Artefax; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith dropped “Electronic Series Vol 1: Abstractions”; Don Q dropped the Don Talk mixtape; Iceage dropped “Take It All”; Mount Kimbie dropped the “Blue Train Lines (Nina Kraviz Main Mix)”; Post Malone dropped the video for “Psycho” ft. Ty Dolla $ign; MC YOGI​​ dropped the Zeon visual for “Heaven Is Here” ft​. Matisyahu; Jesse McCartney dropped Jo Roy the visual for “Better With You”; Whitney Fenimore dropped “Find Your Love”; Lissie dropped Castle; Steve Angello dropped “Nothing Scares Me Anymore” ft. Sam Martin; VASSY dropped “Somebody New” ft. Sultan + Shepard; Xavier Dunn dropped the acoustic live video for “Isic Tutor”; Alice Bag released the album Blueprint via Don Giovanni & dropped the video for “Invisible”; Marilyn Manson dropped the Bill Yukich video for “Tattooed in Reverse” starring Courtney Love & Lisa Marie Presley; GAS announced the album Rausch available May 18 from Kompakt; Chad Valley announced the upcoming third album Imaginary Music available May 25 via Cascine (worldwide)/Paper Bag (Canada)/Rallye (Japan) & dropped “Impartial” with news of a tour; Big Boi signed with L.A. Reid’s company HitCo; Magic Numbers announced the new album Outsiders arriving May 11 from Park the Van & dropped “Sweet Divide”; Belle and Sebastian dropped the Oscar Sansom & Ciaran Lyons video for “Poor Boy”; Sinéad O’Connor announced stateside tour dates; Gaz Coombes dropped “Walk the Walk” off the album World’s Strongest Man available May 4 via Caroline International; Flame 1 (Burial & the Bug) dropped “Shrine”; SBTRKT remixed Chance the Rapper’s “All We Got”; Timeflies dropped the To Dream EP; Wavves covered The Electric Prunes’ “Onie” & announced EU/UK tour; Wire reissuing first three albums & more via Pink Flag; Leon Bridges announced a tour; Cat Power announced Sydney Opera House show that celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Moon Pix; YBN Nahmir announced tour with Lil Uzi Vert & G-Eazy; Courtney Barnett expanded tour, including dates in fall with Waxahatchee; Kurt Vile & The Violators announced a tour; Liam Gallagher announced tour; Jouska dropped from Elson to Emmett via Tiny Engines & are currently on tour; Animal Collective announced the Sung Tongs world tour celebrating the 2004 FatCat album; Indiana University’s Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence festival buzz; Jeezy announced what is alleged to be his final album; Cardi B’s candid interview; Ringo Star has been knighted; U-God shared insights into the Wu-Tang Clan via memoir; Kendrick Lamar biography is in the works; CupcakKe versus YouTube; Billy Corgan’s latest eccentric interview; the Frank Ocean fake-Facebook hack fiasco; Trey Songz facing charges of domestic violence; Giggs concert interupted by a car attack; and 7 Seconds are calling it a day.

As we move forward, it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Emily Ritz, Hélène Barbier, Pictorial Candi, A Beacon School, DJ Platurn, Fléau, Madam West, featuring guest selections by Fijimacintosh & more—in no particular order.

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