lyrics

Music

the ultimate guide to understanding rosalía’s references

We break down the lyrics from 'El Mal Querer', which are as complex as her nail art.
Álvaro Piñero
8.19.19
Music

the ultimate frank ocean reference guide

Investigating the many inspirations behind his most iconic lyrics.
Annie Lord
8.7.18
News

lana del rey is retiring "cola" because of harvey weinstein

She confirmed that the song contains a reference to the disgraced film producer.
Hannah Ongley
11.2.17
kanye west

20 times pop music taught us to be better people

This is some of the best advice ever offered from a banger.
Georgie Bretherton
3.10.17
Music

guilty feet ain’t got no rhythm, and other brilliant but underappreciated pop lyrics

In celebration of pop culture’s finest one-liners, here are 18 of i-D’s favourite lyrics in pop.
i-D Staff
3.1.17
Interviews

​john lydon: “don’t get stagnant, safety is the kiss of death”

As he heads on a UK tour, and prepares boxsets of classic records Metal Box and Album, the Public Image Ltd singer and punk icon talks anniversaries, legacies and feeling freer than ever.
Felix Petty
11.1.16
Music

king krule, if the crown fits, wear it

King Krule may only be 19, but his debut album 6 Feet Beneath The Moon introduces him as an exciting talent far older than his years.
Jeremy Abbott
11.20.13
Music

m.i.a. you only live once, make it count

M.I.A.'s. brand new video, Y.A.L.A, in collaboration with i-D, Daniel Sannwald and Kenzo is the hottest thing on the internet right now!
Paul Flynn
11.12.13
Music

growing up is childish

Writer, actor, rapper, comedian and philosopher, Childish Gambino is introverted, yet world famous. Here he answers life’s most complicated questions.
Milly McMahon
11.11.13