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Harry Styles walks a Fine Line in his second solo album

Harry Styles walks a Fine Line in his second solo album

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”

Camila Cabello invites fans to the world of “romance”

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 worl...

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Review

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Review

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

Old Taylor comes back with new album release

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

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

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

Country music is more explicit than people may think

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...

Travis Scott’s psychedelic music captures fans

Travis Scott’s psychedelic music captures fans

By Kathy Hu, Advertising & Subscritions Manager

February 8, 2019

Travis Scott has quickly become a household name for anyone who knows music. Scott’s third album “Astroworld” came out shortly before the school year started, but its popularity continues to grow, especially with the announcement of his second nationwide tour in less than three months. His first...

Rich the Kid releases promising new album “The World is Yours”

Rich the Kid releases promising new album “The World is Yours”

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

May 10, 2018

Rich the Kid, XXL 2018 Freshman, platinum artist, and only 25. The Atlanta, GA native, Dimitri Leslie Roger better known as Rich the Kid released his first album, The World is Yours on March 30th.   Rich the Kid’s album had a couple songs on the billboard top 100. Popular songs on the a...

Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” deserves a listen

Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” deserves a listen

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

Following Instagram posts of himself in the studio, Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd, released a new Extended Play Mar. 30.  Titled My Dear Melancholy, the six track record marks a return to The Weeknd’s dark style, which was featured heavily on his mixtape Trilogy and firs...

Large and in-charge: new rap artists break out on the scene

Large and in-charge: new rap artists break out on the scene

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

Each year, a new group of rappers emerges into the mainstream, turning heads and gaining recognition through social media. The annual XXL magazine Freshman List highlights the 10 hottest new rappers, earning each rapper the prestigious title: “XXL Freshman.” XXL is a magazine specializing hip-hop...

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

By Drew Ingall, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer, outdoor concert venues are opening and big music artists are coming to town. That’s right, it’s concert season. The stretch from early May until the middle of June is jam-packed with visits from big music artists from all over; in the DMV,...

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2018

Tearing down all stereotypes in the music scene, Brockhampton (BH) is probably the most exciting act in music right now. The self-proclaimed “boyband” met online when frontman Kevin Abstract posted a message on Kanye West fan forum, KanyeToThe, asking if anyone wanted to form a band. This was the...

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