Lyndsey McKenna

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Fans Will Almost Certainly Recognize Taylor Swift's New Single

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Taylor Swift's latest music is a rerecorded version of her hit: "Love Story." A new version of the 2008 album it came from is out in April. It's part of a plan for her to take control of early work.


PUP: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Canadian punk band might have generated a noise complaint with this Tiny Desk quarantine performance.


Hear Sturgill Simpson's 'Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions' Now

Friday, December 11, 2020

Simpson's latest surprise release features reinterpretation of tracks from 2016's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, plus a previously unreleased cut co-written by Merle Haggard.


Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Evermore'

Friday, December 11, 2020

Ahead of its surprise release, Swift referred to the album as folklore's sister record on social media. "To put it plainly, we just couldn't stop writing songs," she said.


For Bartees Strange, Everything Is Everything

Thursday, October 01, 2020

"I need to build a new world around this music." Bartees Strange speaks to NPR Music about the people and places that made Live Forever, his debut album.


Ruston Kelly's Redemption, In A Constant State Of 'Shape & Destroy'

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Nashville singer-songwriter offers a path forward in which the process of recovery continues with resolve.


Let's Talk About Taylor Swift's 'Folklore'

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Three critics dive into a new album full of surprises — released on a day's notice, co-produced by The National's Aaron Dessner — and ask how it fits into an arguably unprecedented career.


Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Folklore'

Friday, July 24, 2020

Swift's eighth studio album — recorded in isolation and announced just a day before it was released — features collaborations with members of The National and Bon Iver.


The Advice That Keeps One Runner 'Showing Up' During Uncertain Times

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. NPR Music audience strategist Lyndsey McKenna recommends running.


The Best Worst Song From 'Succession' Is Now On Streaming

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

It might be some quite some time before we find out what's next for HBO's most hate-worthy family; in the meantime, relive the horror of the second season's unforgettable rap number at home.


Harry Styles: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 16, 2020

The former One Direction singer gave a charming performance of "Watermelon Sugar," "Adore You" and other cuts from his latest album, Fine Line.


Taylor Swift, Man

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A dispute over ownership of her work continues as the pop superstar points out the many double standards she's been held to throughout her career.


5 Tiny Desk Concerts For Galentine's Day

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Waffles, friends and Tiny Desk concerts. What more could you want on Leslie Knope's favorite holiday?


Carly Rae Jepsen: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 25, 2019

The singer brought a sparkling pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.


Taylor Swift: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

As she settled in for this stripped-down set, Taylor Swift looked out over the office. "I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them."


All Songs Rewind: This Summer, Think Pink

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

We fill you in on how to shade your summer pink with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.


Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Lover'

Friday, August 23, 2019

The promotional campaign was protracted, the messaging confusing, and the music ... well, let's find out, shall we?


New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 16

Friday, August 16, 2019

Our sprint through the best new albums out this week include Sleater-Kinney's The Center Won't Hold, Boston rapper Cousin Stizz, R&B singer Snoh Aalegra, the country singer Lillie Mae and more.


New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For August 9

Friday, August 09, 2019

Our list of the week's best albums includes spiky and inventive punk from The Regrettes, sweetly reflective folk from Fionn Regan, the return of Ra Ra Riot and more.


New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums For August 2

Friday, August 02, 2019

Our list of the week's best albums includes the breezy pop upstart Clairo and the return of rising roots-country singer Tyler Childers, as well as a few words about Chance The Rapper.