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Whitney plays to musical strengths on new cover album

Whitney plays to musical strengths on new cover album

Owen Conway, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2020

As a band, Whitney is good at what they do. As the kings of soft indie rock, Whitney’s signature high-pitched vocals and incredibly chilled-out sound earned them critical acclaim on their 2019 sophomore album “Forever Turned Around.” Seldom does a Whitney song stray far from the style...

What new music you should have on your playlist

Kesha is among many artists to recently release new music, with her new song

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2019

The first single of the “Tik Tok” singer’s upcoming album “High Road” is spectacular. It is the perfect pop song with gospel undertones that provide a feel good, uplifting song. The beat is funky and the lyrics are fun. Although it is sonically similar to “Rainbow,” the cheeky lyrics...

Post Malone blends different genres in third album

Post Malone blends different genres in third album

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

Post Malone released his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” on Sept. 6 and has proven his versatility and creativity with songs that have the potential to make it big. The 24-year-old artist is well known for meshing together different genres of music to create unique lyrics and sounds. This...

Lana Del Rey mixes strong instrumentals, sad lyrics in “Norman F—-ing Rockwell”

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Lana Del Rey released her sixth full-length album, “Norman F---ing Rockwell,” and she is better than ever. The indie darling’s last release, “Lust For Life,” featured a few prominent artists, but the new body of work lets Del Rey’s voice, and only her voice, take center stage. The name of...

Pink’s new album blends catchy beats, soulful melodies

Alison Robles, Managing Editor

May 4, 2019

“Hurts 2B Human,” Pink’s 8th studio album, released worldwide on April 26.   The album released in the middle of the 39-year-old’s worldwide Beautiful Trauma tour, named after the 7th album released in 2017. Pink’s stage performances are a sight to behold alongside her powerhouse vocals...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Everyone has a favorite music genre, so sometimes it’s hard for people to accept new music that pushes boundaries by mixing genres. Most recently, fans of rap music and of country music have had a difficult time understanding just where Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” lies when it comes to its genre. On...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

“Old Town Road (Remix)” blends trap and country beats that made the song an almost instant success.

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Lil Nas X, a rapper, singer and songwriter hailing from Atlanta has rapidly risen to fame since the release of his unique and catchy “country-trap” single “Old Town Road.” Although “Old Town Road” was released in December, the song has experienced a recent rebirth in part to the “Yeehaw...

Hozier album charming, but lacks in innovation

Throughout his new album, Hozier combines horrific imagery with catchy beats to create an album filled with upbeat songs and personal reflections.

Natalie Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

In 2013, Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” blew up, and the singer became an international star. He followed up with a self-titled album that went platinum several times over and a tour. Ever since, fans have been begging the alternative/indie artist to drop new music. Hozier’s much anticipated second...

Jonas Brothers return with new song, fantastic video

After a six-year break, the Jonas Brothers returned with an upbeat new single, “Sucker.” The song was accompanied by a sexy, luxurious music video, which included the brothers’ significant others.

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“I said we’re in to the year 2019! Not much has changed but the Jonas Brothers are back together!” If you read that to the tune of “Year 3000,” you most likely stayed up until midnight on Feb. 28 for the release of the Jonas Brothers’ comeback single, “Sucker.” The song was certainly...

New Solange album prioritizes sound over lyrics

“When I Get Home,” Solange’s fourth album, is beautifully produced. Each song blends perfectly into the next, so it’s best played from start to finish.

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

It has been three years since Solange released her third studio album, “A Seat at the Table.” The album was well received upon its 2016 release. Now, Solange is back with “When I Get Home,” which was released on March 1. “When I Get Home” has the essence of a soft-soul album. It also contains...

Drake rereleases ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape ten years later

Drake rereleased his third mixtape “So Far Gone” to streaming services on Feb. 15. The album, which includes hits such as “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful,” was the project that brought the Toronto MC to the mainstream.

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The third mixtape in Drake’s discography, “So Far Gone,” was released on Feb. 13, 2009. Fast forward to 10 years later, Drake released the mixtape on all public streaming services for the first time on Feb. 15. On this momentous occasion, let us look back and reflect on “So Far Gone” - the...

Ariana Grande drops new, authentic fifth album

Rosa Esposito Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019

Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next,” was released at midnight on Feb. 8. Grande did not enlist other artists to collaborate with her on any of the album’s songs, which further emphasizes her desire to portray her experiences from her point of view in a raw,...

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