Pharrell: "[It] explains the full spectrum of my appreciation for women"

After retreating for a few years, he’s back and conquering even more corners of the globe. We talk with him about his new album, G I R L. Read more

The National live: they can rock a sad song

We were there when The National took over Singapore for one night at the Hostess Club Weekender. For the uninitiated, here's a five-song introduction to this melancholy band of indie rockers. Read more

Gig prep: King Krule

The Hostess Club Weekender takes over Singapore this weekend, and though the biggest draw are indie rockers The National, there's another act—all of 19 years old—worth taking notice of. Read more

Turned on tape... again

Remember that handmade, intimate charm of the '80s and '90s? Press stop. Hit rewind. A cassette revival is in full playback mode. Read more

Taster: five albums of 2014

A peek at upcoming albums from Damon Albarn, Foster the People, Kaiser Chiefs, Beck and St Vincent. Read more

Saint Laurent Music Project ft. Curtis Harding

It's seen the likes of Daft Punk and Courtney Love, but this time, Yves Saint Laurent goes with a lesser-known act. Read more

Esquire likes: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty soundtrack

An anthemic folkish soundtrack that you can listen to independently of the film—though it's better with it. Especially atmospheric as a travel or winter playlist. Read more

Esquire playlist: the Get Lucky edition

A mixtape of songs to listen to while you browse through our Get Lucky issue, compiled with the help of our MaHB music columnist Zack Yusof. Read more