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Music provides a safe haven during COVID

After receiving a lot of positive attention from millions of viewers, the first Disney Family Singalong that broadcasted on Apr. 26 was given the opportunity for its sequel of live Disney-related performances for Mother's Day. With this follow-up, famous artists from all around the world used the power of music to participate in building a sense of community through these trying times.

By Hannah Zozobrado, Senior Writer

May 21, 2020

Students have witnessed a shift in their vision of the world. Cancellation of the rest of the remaining school year, cancellation of highly anticipated events and cancellation of large group gatherings with friends are just a few of the changes that make up the cancellation of a typical student life. This...

Stuck at Home? Check out Conan Gray’s New LP

Singer-songwriter Conan Gray released his debut studio album,

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

May 3, 2020

Conan Gray believes that if he were an animal, he would be a crow. Perhaps all of us have two sides to ourselves; perhaps for Gray, a crow perfectly represents his inner and outer personas—his carefree and serious sides. “You’re a crow,” Gray’s best friend told him once, inspiring his title of ...

“~how i’m feeling~” album paints different versions of Lauv

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

March 12, 2020

The Hopeless Romantic (blue), The Existentialist (purple), The Playboy (orange), The Eccentric (red), The Jokester (green), The Optimist (yellow): these are the different versions of Lauv that portray themselves throughout the album "~how i'm feeling~". The album cover has Lauv sitting in white attir...

“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” paves a path to fame for Roddy Ricch

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observation Editor

March 11, 2020

“Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” is anything but Roddy Ricch being antisocial, talking to the listener about different themes and opening up about his past. It’s a tough album to evaluate due to one reason: each song has a different style, and a different claim to fame.  The rise of...

Roddy Ricch’s new album gives excuses “for being antisocial”

Roddy Ricch's new hit album cover

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

February 4, 2020

On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, Grammy Award nominee Roddy Ricch released his first album since being named a member of the 2019 XXL Freshman class in the summer of 2019.  His album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial contains 16 songs, three of which are on the Billboard Hot 100.  The first song on t...

Selena Gomez’s new album is a rare hit

On Jan. 4, 2020, pop singer Selena Gomez posted a picture of a Polaroid on Instagram as part of the countdown to her newest album.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

February 1, 2020

It’s 2020, and everyone’s hoping for better vision and a better year, including pop singer Selena Gomez. After breaking up with Justin Bieber in 2012, dating The Weeknd in 2017 and learning more about herself in the span of four years, Gomez has decided to deliver a gift to the world to hear, he...

Harry Styles walks a Fine Line in his second solo album

Pop icon Harry Styles released his highly-anticipated sophomore album on Dec. 13, 2019

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

January 5, 2020

Former One Direction member Harry Styles walks a fine line. He doesn’t follow the mainstream. He crafts his own unique style. Back in 2017, Styles released his self-titled debut album. He was the heartbroken ex-boyfriend. He was the lovesick teenage boy. In 2019, Styles has released his second ...

Camila Cabello invites fans to the world of “romance”

On Dec. 6, pop singer Camila Cabello released her highly-anticipated second studio album,

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

December 18, 2019

When the clock struck twelve on Dec. 5, all the world was asleep— that is, except Camila Cabello fans. The pop singer treated her fans with an early Christmas present that night: her highly-anticipated sophomore album, "Romance." With every heartfelt lyric and colorful visual, Cabello introduced fans to the wo...

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Review

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By David Malament, Promotions Manager

October 28, 2019

This Sept. 6, Post Malone released his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding and currently has 14 of his 17 songs of the newly released album on the Billboard Hot 100! Though it is hard to say if this is his best album since Beerbongs and Bentleys, his last album, was nearly the same level of captivating...

Old Taylor comes back with new album release

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By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 21, 2019

Two years ago, Taylor Swiftーarguably the most influential musician of our generationーannounced the death of the “old Taylor” in her album “reputation.” Now, the old Taylor is back with “Lover,” a collection of eighteen songs with personal stories about self love, moony romance and po...

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

Billie Eilish's new song

By Nora Holland, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019

You press play and immediately hear the slurping sounds of a pair of Invisalign being taken out of a mouth as Billie presents her album. Despite the lighthearted and quirky entrance, you are quickly submerged into a world of darkness, demons, tears and pain. This is “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE...

Country music is more explicit than people may think

Randy Houser is a country singer and many of his  previous songs have contained references to drug use.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Parents traveling with little kids will often switch the station when a rap song comes on to a “safer” genre, like country, to avoid exposing them to controversial topics. However, changing the station to country music does just the opposite. While country music may seem to be clean, many songs in the genr...

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