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Olivia Rodrigo announced her first album

“Sour” is a sweet success for Olivia Rodrigo

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor May 30, 2021

Usually when an artist is starting out, their debut album is solid but there is obvious room for growth and betterment in production and songwriting. But in the case of 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, whose...

Wallows' new EP

“Remote” by Wallows shows how powerful virtual connections can be

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor December 2, 2020

Despite never referencing their time in quarantine, alternative rock band Wallows shows the world the power of virtual connections with their new EP “Remote,” released on Oct. 23, 2020 from the safety...

Featuring artists like DaBaby, Harry Styles, Cardi B and Taylor Swift, this Spotify playlist will transport you right back to that summertime feeling.

Spice up your playlist with the Observer staff’s songs of the summer

By Observer Staff October 19, 2020

Feeling like you missed out on summer experiences this year? Not ready to let go of that carefree summer vibe? Take a listen to these songs to bring you right back to the warm weather, even as school resumes.  The...

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.

Music provides a safe haven during COVID

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...

Every Friday a student official of the key club attaches their phone to the PA system and plays music. This makes every Friday calming and exciting for the students.

SPICE Club pumps up WCHS students with music

By Melissa Redlich, Staff Writer March 12, 2020

Sophomore Elizabeth Qiu looks up at the clock to see that there are five minutes left of the third period. She rushes to the teacher, showing him a slip of paper and dashes out the door. Qiu makes her...

“~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...

Roddy Ricch's new hit album cover

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

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...

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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,”...

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

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...

XXL magazine Freshman List highlights the top ten newest rappers awarding them the title “XXL Freshman.”

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...

This May and June, the Mid-Atlantic Region will be home to a host of concerts and festivals, including shows with SZA and Khalid and the Firefly Music Festival.

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...

This month’s new musical artist hip-hop collective 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...

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