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Bruno Mars’ new music album “An Evening With Silk Sonic” features nine songs, totaling 31 minutes. Each song is a segway into the next. The album was released on Nov. 12 2021 and is Bruno Mars’ first album of 2021.

Bruno Mars’ new album ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ features dynamic, funky nine songs

Izzy Sareen ’22, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

From just looking at the album cover, viewers are already hooked. The vintage ad-like album cover featuring cartoon drawings of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak draws listeners to the album. From there, the...

Avril Lavigne puts out her new single “Bite Me” with a mighty twist on an unfortunate breakup. For her new album she signed under singer/drummer Travis Barker’s DTA Records label.

Avril Lavigne returns to pop-punk world with powerful new hit ‘Bite Me’

Shira Zeiberg '22, Outreach Manager November 24, 2021

Avril Lavigne is back and better than ever with her new single “Bite Me,”  with singer, drummer and DTA Records label head Travis Barker. On Friday Nov. 10, Lavigne released her first single for her...

In MONTERO, Lil Nas X reveals his personal struggles with identity that had long travelled under the public radar, while also championing the hard work and perseverance that led to his success and stardom in the music industry.

Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’ reveals artist’s personal journey, illuminating prevalence of identity in the modern world

Allison Gillman ’23, Assistant Business Manager October 2, 2021

It cannot be denied that Lil Nas X, a successful, bold and bedazzled newcomer in America’s music industry who has repeatedly left conservative pundits clutching their pearls with his expressive work,...

Kayne West drops a new album, Donda, on Aug 29, 2021, which contains 27 songs and is his tenth studio album to write and produce.

Kayne West’s new album ‘Donda’ leaves fans disappointed

Karlie Saed '23, Web Features Editor September 26, 2021

American rapper and producer Kayne West released his 10th studio album, “Donda,” on Aug. 29, 2021. Fans had been waiting for several months to hear the new music written by West and co-artists. The...

Lil Nas X accepted VMA awards for both best video and direction for his song Montero (Call Me By Your Name).

Award shows reintroduce a sense of normalcy in a post-COVID-19 world

Margot Richlin ’23, Web Opinions Editor September 25, 2021

After almost two years of total chaos, returning to beloved traditions in a safe manner is the best way to bring back our normal lives. In an attempt to save the beloved event last year, the Video Music...

The Staples Pops concert is the only live music performance of the 2020-2021 school year, taking place at the Levitt Pavilion on June 4 and 5.

Staples music department adjusts Pops concert, follows pandemic regulations

Julia Herlyn ’23, Paper News Editor June 7, 2021

The annual Staples Pops concert kicked off the beginning of summer, marking the end of the academic year and served as the finale of a year of music at Staples. Held at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown...

Ellery Bodell ’22 writes and produces their own music, as well as performs in front of live audiences, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ellery Bodell continues passion for songwriting professionally

Anna Diorio '23, Paper Arts Editor May 25, 2021

As a community that prides itself in the musical arts, it’s no surprise that there are young, talented musicians in Westport looking to make their dreams a reality. Many aspiring artists pursuing their...

Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” (as seen above) that were released following his latest song, Montero, are receiving backlash due to Satanic, religious and sexual themes, despite the song hitting number one on Billboard.

Lil Nas X faces divided music industry after expressing openly gay identity

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Since his new song release, “Montero,” Lil Nas X has recieved an overwhelming and unjust amount of backlash due to him being one of few gay rappers. “Montero” just hit number one in the world on...

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