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Taylor Swift’s, ME! is like any typical “feel good” song

Taylor Swift’s, ME! is like any typical “feel good” song

Carolyn Gray '19

May 20, 2019

Taylor Swift dropped a new single on April 25, 2019 titled, “ME!”, featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. The anthem has an upbeat, Disney-like, bubblegum pink flavor, featuring bright and lively band music, paralleling the instrumentals of Justin Timberlake’s, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”...

“Thank U, Next” is Ariana Grande’s best album yet

“Thank U, Next” is Ariana Grande’s best album yet

Hannah Schmidt ’19 and Kevin Ludy ’19

March 8, 2019

Alessia Cara’s “The Pains of Growing” boasts an impressive pop sound

Alessia Cara’s “The Pains of Growing” boasts an impressive pop sound

Kevin Ludy '19

December 13, 2018

After a breakout debut album and multiple hit songs since 2015, singer Alessia Cara has released her new album, “The Pains of Growing.” This sophomore album was released on Nov. 30, and shares new insight into a more mature (and saddened) version of Alessia, in a beautiful and melancholy pop album. This...

Ariana Grande shines with new single “Thank u, next”

Ariana Grande shines with new single “Thank u, next”

Kevin Ludy '19

November 26, 2018

After a successful summer release of her new album “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande is back with an unexpected new single “Thank u, next.” Breaking the common two year album life cycle, this song is the first from a new album that will be released before the end of the year. This song is her first...

Carly Rae Jepsen returns to the music world with “Party for One”

Carly Rae Jepsen returns to the music world with “Party for One”

Carly Kaplowitz '21

November 12, 2018

After going on a music hiatus, Carly Rae Jepsen, commonly referred to as a one-hit-wonder for her 2012 song "Call Me Maybe" released a new single and music video prompting her return. The song "Party for One" debuted on Nov. 1 and is said to be the lead single on her upcoming album in 2019. The pop ...

Halsey returns to spotlight with “Without Me”

Halsey returns to spotlight with “Without Me”

October 12, 2018

By Kevin Ludy '19 After a blockbuster summer with the release of the song “Eastside” featuring Halsey and Khalid, Halsey is back with a new single “Without Me.” The song’s debut on Oct. 4 was her first standalone track since 2017’s album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” and instantly shot up to number three on the iTunes charts. The 3 minutes and 22 seconds ...

Public reacts to new Lil Peep XXXTentacion single

Public reacts to new Lil Peep XXXTentacion single

October 11, 2018

By Eli Corenthal ’19 Rapper Lil Peep and XXXTentacion (otherwise known as X) released their post muthesius single, “Falling Down” on Friday Sept. 21. The release of the single has sparked conversations about X’s music and the deeper meaning behind it. Earlier this year, in June, X was shot and killed outside a car dealership in his hometown of Florida. Since his death, ...

NOT ‘Meant To Be’ Played

NOT ‘Meant To Be’ Played

May 22, 2018

By Emily Stone '20 American singer and producer Bebe Rexha collaborated with country band Florida Georgia Line to release the song “Meant to Be”. Contrary to the public opinion, I don’t think that this collaboration was ‘meant to be’. Though the rhythm is very catchy, the song itself...

Selena Gomez’s skills suprise me

Selena Gomez’s skills suprise me

Eliza Goldberg, Features Editor

December 14, 2015

When I hear the name Selena Gomez, various Disney productions I watched as a child are drawn to my mind. I remember her starring roles: “Alex” on “Wizards of Waverly Place”  and Mary in “A Cinderella Story.” The only singing I can picture is the theme song to her TV show and maybe a few ...

Jingle Ball travels to New York City

Jingle Ball travels to New York City

Ivy Prince, A&E Web Editor

December 13, 2015

This year's iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball concert tour is getting closer, as it stops in New York City on December 11. This year, the production will hit 11 cities across the U.S. and has a rotating lineup of music’s biggest names. The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi ...

Holly Jolly Playlist

Holly Jolly Playlist

December 22, 2010

To be honest, I always get a little confused when people complain about hearing too much holiday music. Lyrically, it’s no more mundane than most pop music- the only difference is that instead of songs about love or dancing, we have songs about Santa Claus. More importantly— and far too often, mo...

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