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Drake furthers his career with new Album “Dark Lane Demo Tapes”

Drake’s album “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” was released on May 2 and is available on all music streaming services.

Tori Wilson '22 and Shira Zeiberg '22, Staff Writer and Assistant Business Manager

May 16, 2020

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NAV’s third studio album proves mediocre

NAV released his third studio album, featuring 18 songs and a multitude of appearances from other artists.

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist NAV released his third studio album, “Good Intentions,” on May 8. Overall, “Good Intentions” delivered to the extent I had expected it to. It was not the most innovative, amazing album I have heard, but it most definitely was not a failure. “Good Intentions” features 18 tracks and ...

Kehlani releases fourth mixtape, further establishes herself as R&B star

Kehlani’s fourth commercial mixtape was made available on Apple Music and Spotify on Friday, May 8.

Jacob Greenberger ’22, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Oakland R&B artist, Kehlani, released on May 8 her fourth commercial mixtape on streaming services: “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.” Kehlani’s most conceptual and best storytelling album saw features from many prominent names such as rapper Tory Lanez, and R&B artists Jhene Aiko and James B...

Fight pandemic boredom: listen to online concerts

Concert viewing goes online, with viewers across the world enjoying virtual music festivals streaming on their tv, laptop and even their phones.

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are self-quarantining to slow the spread of this contagious disease. As the stay-at-home orders extended from weeks into months, many people began to struggle with feelings of disassociation, boredom and anxiety.  Activities such as playing on your PS2, tr...

The Strokes new album makes great comeback

The Strokes released “The New Abnormal” on April 10.

Prasaus Yeager ’22

April 27, 2020

When it comes to music, almost everyone can recall a band or artist that they have listened to since they were little kids. It’s the kind of music that someone can easily connect a special memory to. I know that my fondest memories include those of being five years old, in my mom’s old Chevy truck,...

DaBaby keeps it rolling with ‘Blame it On Baby’

DaBaby drops a new album on Thursday, April 16, featuring a new style of rap.

Samantha Felner '22 and Jackson Lev '20

April 25, 2020

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Lil Baby smashes charts with ‘My Turn’

Lil Baby teasing his fans with his second studio album. He shared a cryptic message along with the cover of his new album.

Logan Gornbein ’21

March 18, 2020

Imagine being a dog and getting teased with a biscuit. Now imagine being a big rap fan and being teased over an album. Well, fans have waited long enough for Lil Baby to drop his second album, and they were not disappointed when he released “My Turn.” The album was released on Feb. 28, 2020 by...

Justin Bieber revives his music career with new album “Changes”

Justin Bieber's newest studio album “Changes” received over 135 million streams post its release. The album is available on all streaming platforms.

Rebecca Kanfer ’21

March 14, 2020

Hit after hit, album after album, tour after tour has seemingly been Justin Bieber's music career for as long as any Gen-Z kid could remember. This non-stop lifestyle came to a halt in 2015, following Bieber's release of his sixth studio album, “Purpose.” This album was followed by an uncompleted...

Music festivals postponed due to COVID-19

Full statement from Goldenvoice regarding the postponing of Stagecoach and Coachella.

Chelsea Strober '21

March 14, 2020

Spring music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach were postponed on Tuesday, March 10, because organizers were concerned about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The cancellation of these festivals has raised concern that the Governors Ball music festival in Randall's Island, New York...

Taylor Swift shows fans a new relatable side in “Miss Americana”

With the release of her new Netflix documentary “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift gives fans the inside scoop on journey over the past few years since the release of her album “Reputation.”

Reilly Caldwell '20

March 11, 2020

For the last few months leading up to the release of Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” I was contemplating whether I really wanted to see it or not. While I would say I listen to her music regularly, I was worried that the film would be too focused on resurfaced drama with various...

Billie Eilish sweeps Grammys

Billie Eilish swept the 62nd annual Grammys award show winning five of her six nominations: Best New Artist, Best New Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Remy Teltser '21, Features Editor

March 10, 2020

Two years ago, 16-year-old Billie Eilish was just starting out her music career.  She and her brother, Finneas, grew a solid platform of 257,000 Instagram followers and played small shows for 50 people. Now, the breakout stars are selling out stadiums on a world tour, playing for 30,000 die-hard fan...

Recording studio in library hopes to amplify experience for all

Currently being built, the Justin Noble Paul recording studio hopes to spark imagination in what is now the newest addition to the Westport Public Library.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Nestled in the newly constructed Westport Public Library, sits a recording studio named after one of Staples’s very own, Justin Paul. The Justin Nobel Paul recording studio gives people a space to record and produce beyond their imagination.  The recording studio is the newest addition to the library, and ...

Harry Styles sets bar high with new album “Fine Line”

Harry Styles showed a new side of himself with the release of his second solo album, “Fine Line.”

Evi Tarshis ’20

January 8, 2020

We are all familiar with the famous boy band, One Direction, that ruled the radio stations for years. But when the group broke apart in 2015, one prominent member, Harry Styles, broke through to make a name for himself outside the group. In the creation of his new album, “Fine Line,” Styles turned...

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