FAULT Reviews: Kid Cudi – ‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’

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Kid Cudi’s new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, is out now

Last week Scott Mescudi, better know as Kid Cudi, simply tweeted ‘Time to make the world stand still’. Much like the artist himself, it would appear that his latest album,‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’, needed no further introduction. Dropping without any prior notice, the world was and has been treated to a could-be masterpiece album, both in production and lyricism (or lack thereof).

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Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius on FAULT Issue 10‘s Music section cover. Photo by Michael Casker

From the outset, it is clear Cudi is trying something different with this album. All 10 tracks build and intertwine into one another to take you on a journey within the musician’s creation. Opening track ‘Destination Mother Moon’ doesn’t include any spoken lyrics, but acts as a building block in the narrative for the whole album.

Through the synthesised cosmic sounds of later track ‘Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now’, Cudi addresses the critics who have attacked his style and criticised his music. Finding no valid reason for their disdain, he delivers a lyrical middle finger to the naysayers and moves on unfazed.

Brooding track entitled ‘Troubled Boy’ concludes the album but little is said. Cudi’s haunting voice groans “No one wants a troubled boy, Leave alone the troubled boy” throughout the track before abruptly ending with “Goodbye”. The silence that follows the closing of the album is just as haunting as the final track preceding it.

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Kid Cudi as featured inside FAULT Issue 10
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‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’, is an exciting album; not only for the great music, but for the door Kid Cudi has opened for other high ranking Hip-Hop artists to try something different musically without sacrificing credibility within the genre.

It’s clear each lyric has fought for its place on this album and where they aren’t needed, they aren’t included. The album is a great addition to the Kid Cudi discography and a wonderful glimpse of things to come from the Ohio rapper.

WORDS: MILES HOLDER

FAULT Issue 12 Beauty cover Shay Mitchell stars in Pretty Little Liars with Issue 10 cover star Adam Lambert!

Tonight’s Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars will see our current Issue 12 Beauty cover star Shay Mitchell share the screen with the brilliant Adam Lambert, who, of course, featured on the cover of our Spring issue earlier this year. The ridiculously talented singer is set to perform two songs from his new album during the episode ‘This is a Dark Ride’, which airs tonight at 8pm ET on ABC Family.

FAULT Issue 12 Beauty cover star Shay Mitchell – aka Emily Fields in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ – and FAULT Issue 10 front cover star Adam Lambert. Get your copy of FAULT Issue 12 HERE

Those of us in the UK will have to wait until the episode, the 13th instalment of Season 3, airs on MTV UK or VIVA – not particularly helpful considering MTV UK is still showing Series 2!

In the meantime, those waiting for the episode can console themselves with a look back at Adam’s feature in Issue 10 (and another cameo appearance on the pages of our Issue 12 NYFW round-up after he sat at the front row of some shows with our US Style Editor Avo Yermagyan) and another peek inside Issue 12 for a closer look at Shay’s feature:

Shay Mitchell was shot exclusively for FAULT by Dove Shore and styled by Sophia Banks-Coloma. In this shot, Shay wears a gown by Tadashi Shoji.

FAULT: Where did the passion for performing come from at such an early age?

Shay: My second cousin was the singer in the family. When I was little I would watch her and be like, ‘oh, that’s so cool.’ So whenever a family member would have a wedding or a big occasion like that, I would perform; singing, dancing, or whatever. I always wanted to perform, but I didn’t have an interest for acting back then, and I didn’t really feel like singing or dancing was the career that I wanted. However, when I was 18, I thought, ‘you know, I’m going to take a couple of acting classes,’ and even if it wasn’t the path that I choose to go down, as I don’t know whether I will love it or hate it, I want to try it. Then I went to my first acting class and I loved it.

How did the part in Pretty Little Liars come around?

When I got an agent, when I was still living in Canada, she asked me, ‘what is the career you want?’ I said I’d love to do these types of cinematic, serial shows, and they were predominantly filming in the US. So, this manager she worked with in the US, got me to film my auditions, cause of course I couldn’t fly down to LA every time I had an audition, so I would just film myself and then send it over on the internet. So he sent me multiple scripts, I would send multiple tapes, and then never hear back. Never heard back.

Then he told me about this one pilot called Pretty Little Liars. So I went in the next day to my agency to have a tape made, and it was actually one of the first audition tapes that I didn’t get professionally done because I just ran out of money. I got someone from reception to read with me and they filmed it. I sent it in and I didn’t really think much about it because at that point I was tired of auditioning and never hearing anything back. About 3 days later, the manager called me and told me that they want to see me, ‘can you fly down to LA? They’ll send you a flight.’ then a day after auditioning I got a call in my hotel room saying, ‘YOU LANDED THE PART!!’ I was over the moon! I screamed bloody murder. I don’t know what anyone else thought was going on in my hotel room.

Shay wears a bodysuit by Style Stalker, shoes by Jimmy Choo and lace boy shorts by Wakol

As you said, you play a homosexual character on the show. How have you found public reaction to that?

It’s very flattering when I hear that there are certain people that look up to me, but I honestly don’t strive to be a role model. I can only be the best version of myself and that’s all that I’m trying to do. I believe that your sexual orientation does not define who you are, and if people think that that’s something that’s noteworthy and something to look up to then that’s great. I’m so lucky to have been brought up in a family home where skin colour, religion, all of it didn’t matter. What mattered was how that person treated you and treated others. So I didn’t have to think twice about playing this role or worrying what people are going to think. I don’t care what people think.

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FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 12 (FALL ’12) – THE FANTASY: DREAMS & NIGHTMARES ISSUE – IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER HERE NOW.

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Also, check out this previously unseen out-take from the shoot!

Fans of Adam Lambert – keep an eye on FAULT Online for more from Adam at NYFW. Images coming later this week…

FAULT Issue 10 Update

We are delighted to announce that we have reached 800 deposits for Issue 10 in just over 3 weeks. A huge thank you to everyone who has already placed their deposit – this now means that the magazine has been reduced in price by £1.50 to £13.50 + p&p. After another 200 deposits, the price will be further reduced to £12.00 + p&p, and an additional £1.50 will be taken off the issue price for every 500 deposits placed thereafter in accordance with our special price reduction offer.

For those of you awaiting further announcements on the Legacy Issue before placing your deposits, we can officially reveal that the first previews will be released on 2nd March. Throughout March will be showcasing images from exclusive shoots with our cover stars Adam Lambert, Cat Deeley, Kid Cudi and Rick Genest – amongst many others – so keep an eye on the FAULT website and Facebook page for those!

To place your deposit now – and help reduce the price of the issue even further – please follow the steps on our special offer page here.

FAULT Issue 10 – Special offer announced

FAULT is pleased to announce a special offer to mark the launch of our 10th issue, to be released on March 31st.  Although the issue will not be available for regular pre-orders until early March, we will be offering readers the chance to place a deposit for this issue from today. The link for for this deposit is available to all those who ‘like’ the FAULT Facebook page.

For every 500 fans who place a deposit on the issue, we will reduce its price by £1.50, up to a minimum order price of £4.50 (not including P&P). This offer will last until mid-March, thereafter everyone who placed a deposit will be notified of the final price of the issue (with a link to pay the outstanding balance) via email.

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The theme for this Issue is LEGACY and will feature…well, we couldn’t possibly say…!