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“Slide” by Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos

by: Drew Allen// If Frank Ocean comes out with a song, I’m going to write about it. If Frank Ocean comes out with a song featuring Migos (known homophobes/overall average hip-hop trio), I’m going to express my confusion about it. Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Migos are somewhat of an unexpected collaboration; nevertheless, “Slide” was …

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Lorde is Back with Game-Changing New Single, ‘Green Light’

By: Jordyn Tilchen// It’s been nearly four years since the release of Pure Heroine and our ears have been desperately yearning for more Lorde ever since. Sure, we had ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ from The Hunger Games soundtrack to tide us over, but yesterday the New Zealand-bred artist finally answered our prayers with the debut of …

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What David Longstreth Imagined And What Dirty Projectors Became

by: Max Freedman// Which album is better: Bitte Orca or Swing Lo Magellan? Among fans of Dirty Projectors, a band that critics and listeners alike hold dear for their frayed, wailing take on oft-treaded pop and rock forms, this is a question that’s been a source of endless debate since Swing Lo Magellan’s release in …

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Sarah Darling Takes Us to Dream Country with First Independent Release

By: Kerry Gallagher// Earlier this year I said 2017 was going to be THE year for female country artists to rise up. It’s only nearing the beginning of March and I’ve already been proven right by Lauren Alaina and her sophomore release Road Less Traveled and now by Sarah Darling’s Dream Country. Dream Country, a …

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Priests: Mixing the Personal with the Political

By: Max Freedman// At the Women’s March on Washington, DC, the day after the 45th President was inaugurated, Scarlett Johansson delivered a seemingly obvious, yet easily overlooked, suggestion to a crowd of participants eager to defend civil rights. “I feel that, in the face of this current political climate, it is vital that we all …

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Christina Grimmie Refuses to be Invisible With Her First Posthumous Release

By: Kerry Gallagher// “I won’t be diminished / Eclipsed or hidden / You’re gonna see my light blaze back to life / Like a Phoenix rise” Day one of Christina Grimmie’s legacy has begun with the release of her first posthumous single “Invisible” and the girl has spoken! The New Jersey native was killed by …

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“Chained the Rhythm” by Katy Perry is Exactly What You’d Expect

By: Amanda Lee// Katy Perry is back with a new single and it’s exactly what you’d expect from her. The day before the release, glittery disco balls with headphones appeared around the world so that fans could listen to the song. Her politically fueled anthem “Chained to the Rhythm” features Skip Marley and is written …

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The Search for Everything-Wave One by John Mayer

By: Jack DeVault// The late Maya Angelou once said, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” The Search For Everything – Wave One, John Mayer’s new EP and first installment of his upcoming (or, ongoing) album solidifies Angelou’s assertion through …

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Five New Songs to Have on Your Radar

By: Drew Allen// “Drew Barrymore” – SZA You may recognize SZA from her feature in Rihanna’s “Consideration,” or maybe you know her as the first female R&B artist ever to sign with Top Dawg Entertainment. Perhaps you’ve never heard of her at all. If that’s the case, consider her new single  “Drew Barrymore” the perfect …

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Lauren Alaina Takes the Road Less Traveled with Sophomore Album Release

By: Kerry Gallagher// It’s been six years since Lauren Alaina released her debut album Wildflower, which I’ll admit I’ve never felt inclined to listen to. However, this time around Lauren caught my attention when she revealed that she’s a little screwed up like the rest of us and Road Less Traveled would reflect that. The …