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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
4 days ago
Music

The ultimate Frank Ocean lyric reference guide

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

these handwritten david bowie lyrics could be yours

The single page, expected to fetch up to $70,000, is the only set of Bowie's complete handwritten lyrics to ever have come to auction.
Hannah Ongley
3.16.16
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
11.19.13
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