On “When Facing the Things We Turn Away From,” the 5SOS lead singer creates the perfect album for your coming-of-age soundtrack.

In the summer of 2013, Luke Hemmings was living the dream. He was the lead singer of the Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, which was rising in…


Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner accept the award for Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys™. (Credit: Kevin Winter. Courtesy of the Recording Academy)

It was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift collaborated with Big Red Machine, the indie folk band made up of Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner. On Friday, the band released their latest single “Renegade,” with Swift singing lead vocals and credited as a co-songwriter.

Dessner…

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