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You’ll be falling for Trevor Daniel after hearing his debut album ‘Nicotine’

You’ll be falling for Trevor Daniel after hearing his debut album ‘Nicotine’

Morgan Hume

April 5, 2020

Like smoking a cigarette, Trevor Daniel’s album “Nicotine” is addictive.  On March 26, the 25-year-old musician released his debut record and the collection of 10 short pop songs each deserve a spot on the radio.  Daniel kicks off the record with the title track “Nicotine,” incorporating them...

Remain ‘CALM,’ 5 Seconds of Summer’s newest album is also their best

Sarah Turley

April 5, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 5 Seconds of Summer released their fourth album “CALM.” The album takes inspiration from older styles of pop and rock, using styles from the 70s, 80s and 90s. This album is their best they have ever produced. Bassist Calum Hood stated in an interview with Billboard Magazin...

Conan Gray brings cinematic energy to debut album

Sarah Turley

March 31, 2020

Conan Gray released his debut album “Kid Krow” on Friday, March 20, which feels like the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film in all the right ways.   The album features pre-released fan favorites like songs “Maniac,” “Checkmate,” “Comfort Crowd” and “The Story.” “Comfort Crowd” begins...

Gordon Lightfoot steps back into the music scene with warm and simple folk album

Gordon Lightfoot steps back into the music scene with warm and simple folk album

Morgan Hume

March 23, 2020

When most of us envision life in our 80s, we see grandchildren playing in the backyard, a steady retirement and loads of free time for relaxation. 81-year-old Gordon Lightfoot, however, has been spending this period of his life creating a folk record that feels oh so sweet.  Lightfoot dropped “Solo” on March 20, hi...

BTS’ groundbreaking ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ highlights group’s musical experience

BTS’ groundbreaking ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ highlights group’s musical experience

Sarah Turley

February 26, 2020

The biggest boyband in the music industry, BTS, made a comeback on Friday, Feb. 21 with their new album “Map of the Soul: 7.” On the album, the band reflects on their experience over the past seven years since debuting as a musical act. The lyrics also encompass Swedish psychologist Carl Jung’s...

It’s time to face it: Tame Impala’s new album is in a league of its own

It’s time to face it: Tame Impala’s  new album is in a league of its own

Abby O'Connor

February 19, 2020

Kevin Parker, better known as Tame Impala, stops time with his long-awaited fourth album “The Slow Rush,” released on Feb. 14. With his award-winning previous album “Currents” being difficult to top, it’s no wonder Parker took five years to release his next. Hit songs like “The Less I Kn...

Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ shows band hasn’t lost its spark

Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ shows band hasn’t lost its spark

Morgan Hume

November 20, 2019

Lady Antebellum is making waves again in the music industry with the release of another album, “Ocean,” revealing an emotional side of the seasoned group listeners have not been exposed to until now. The trio who has been dominating the country charts over the last decade dropped a 13-track record on N...

King Princess anything but cheap in latest record

King Princess anything but cheap in latest record

Abby O'Connor

November 6, 2019

Genderqueer pop sensation King Princess lays out heartbreak in chronological order on her debut record “Cheap Queen” released on Oct. 25. Within the time she dropped her first three singles, Mikaela Mullaney Straus, known by her stage name King Princess, went from unknown to gaining millions of ...

Album review: Rex Orange County deserves 10/10 rating for ‘Pony’

Album review: Rex Orange County deserves  10/10 rating for ‘Pony’

Morgan Hume

October 30, 2019

Loving Rex Orange County is getting easier and easier with his third album “Pony,” released on Oct. 25. Alexander O’Connor, better recognized by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English singer songwriter known for his songs “Loving is Easy” and “Sunflower.” The alternative pop musician ha...

Country or pop? Zac Brown Band ditches classic sound to fuse other genres into experimental new album

Country or pop? Zac Brown Band ditches classic sound to fuse other genres into experimental new album

Morgan Hume

September 25, 2019

Country powerhouse Zac Brown Band is known for their twainy vocals and acoustic guitar riffs, but they are pushing the genre’s limits on their latest album as they trade their southern roots for a pop sound. The band released their 11-track record “The Owl” on Sept. 20. It is clear that the...

The Head and the Heart effortlessly blend folk and rock in latest album

The Head and the Heart effortlessly blend  folk and rock in latest album

Morgan Hume

June 2, 2019

Over the past decade, folk-rock band The Head and the Heart have been creating profound music while gaining countless fans along the way. The beloved group released their fourth studio album on May 17 titled “Living Mirage,” which beautifully blends meaningful lyrics and catchy rhythms. The Head...

Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

Sarah Turley

April 24, 2019

Korean musical group BTS has become the biggest boyband in the world as their international fame has increased steadily over the past few years, leading to multiple world tours. On April 12, the seven members of BTS released their latest album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA,” a record that features...

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