There's a renewed sense of energy around Charli XCX right now. You could say it's because she directed one of 2017's most screenshottable music videos in "Boys." You could thank her mixtape Number 1 Angel, whose lustrous sound and selection of features (ABRA, CupcakKe, MØ) positioned her firmly within the embrace of experimental pop. You could even call these things an "arrival" or a "rise" or a "rebrand," but you'd be doing her a massive disservice.
When you love someone's music-wholly, deeply, and very vocally love it-people associate you with them. This is something I learned when Prince died unexpectedly last year and my mam sent me messages of love and concern with a rapidity she typically reserves for live texting scenes from Blue Planet. It's something I became more familiar with as I checked in on various friends and family members after George Michael, Gregg Allman, Tom Petty.
My favorite thing about getting a haircut is hearing the scissors snip near my ears. When I feel particularly anxious or sad my first port of call is that video of David Lynch attentively cooking quinoa in the dark for 20 minutes. Once, a stranger was having a phone conversation at a respectful volume on the London overground and their voice—soft, airy, American—was so relaxing that I stayed on for an extra three stops just to listen to him talk about his sick dog.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".