Week in Pop: Amy Reid, Jake Bellissimo, XL Middleton

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Francois Virot, Naked Beast, PHERN, Skylar Bouchard, guest selections by Versing.

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Sjimon Gompers | September 29, 2017

Baltimore's shining & rising star Amy Reid; photographed at B. Willow by Audrey Gatewood.

As our world seeks relief from natural disasters & strives to make sense of everything, Impose’s Week in Pop continues to champion tomorrow’s & today’s aesthetes & their collective, progressive arts. Bringing some of the latest breaking media exclusives, we bring you some of the buzz-lines we’re following with news that Zenizen, lead by the incredible Opal Hoy, announced that the lauded debut EP Australia (Deluxe) will be available October 20 via Nu Black Music Group/Don Giovanni Records; Vic Mensa dropped the self-directed video for “Rollin Like a Stoner” off the debut album The Autobiography; Ariel Pink dropped the Gorsad video for “Time To Live”; King Khan announced the debut solo album Murder Burgers available October 13 via Khannibalism / Ernest Jenning Record Co. & dropped “It’s Just Begun”; Faith Evans x Little Dragon dropped the Raphael Saadiq video for their collabo “Peace of Mind”; Young Thug & Lil Yachy dropped “On Me”; Sudan Archives dropped the Eric Coleman video for “Water”; J Balvin & Willy William dropped the remix for “Mi Gente” ft. Beyoncé; SAICOBAB (comprised of YoshimiO of Boredoms, OOIOO) dropped “Bx Ax Bx” via SAB SE PURANI BAB available October 20 via Thrill Jockey; Allan Rayman dropped “Word of Mouth”; Run the Jewels dropped “Mean Demeanor”; dd elle’s 12″ was released via Slow Release; performing at Desert Daze with select fall tour dates, Pearl Charles dropped “Sleepless Dreamer”; Joy Again dropped the AXIÖM Lë FØU & Sydney Shore visuals for “Kim” + “On A Farm” available now from Never Grow Up Records; Oneohtrix Point Never x Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets & Shabazz Palaces) dropped “The Rapture”; Kamaiyah dropped the Damien Sandoval video for “Successful”; The Liza Colby Sound dropped the Jay Rabinowitz video for “My World” off the upcoming DRAW EP available November 17; Allie X dropped “Paper Love” (Stress remix); Fleet Foxes performed “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar” (Live from the Artist’s Den); Corey Harper dropped the Alejandro Reyes-Knight & Murray Cummings video for “No Good Alone”; Half Waif’s album Probable Depths will be re-released November 17 through Cascine; watch a documentary on Ghana pop star Ata Kak; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will re-release the second album Some Loud Thunder November 24; LONE dropped DJ-Kicks; Dave Chappelle has been given the key to D.C.; The Breeders hinted at new material; Miley Cyrus dropped Younger Now; Billy Corgan dropped “The Spaniards”; Call Super (UK producer JR Seaton) announced the new album Arpo available November 10 from Houndstooth; Hoodie Allen dropped “Ain’t Ready” off the just released album The Hype; Richie Sambora and Orianthi’s EP Rise is available now & they dropped the track “Masterpiece”; Solange is back on Twitter; Broadcast dropped the never heard before demo “Tunnel View” ft. the late vocalist Trish Keenan on the artist’s birthday; Aerosmith cancelled shows over Steven Tyler health issues; and we wish Young Dolph an expedient recovery.

Now it is our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, insights & exclusives from Amy Reid, Jake Bellissimo, XL Middleton, Naked Beast, Francois Virot, PHERN, Skylar Bouchard, featuring guest selections by Versing & more—in no particular order.

Week in Pop Quick Links (Table of Contents):

1. Amy Reid
2. Jake Bellissimo
3. XL Middleton
4. Naked Beast
5. Francois Virot & PHERN
6. Skylar Bouchard
7. Week in Pop media roundup
8. Versing’s Week in Pop guest selections

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