Articles tagged: Music

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Lyn Lapid is spectacular on Spotify, and even better live

To much of the world, she’s Lyn Lapid—an up-and-coming songwriter-musician with characteristically melodic vocals and captivating song premises. But to me, she’s Katelyn—a high school friend I endlessly bombard with... Read more

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All Too Well: The Short Film was well worth the 9-year wait

Is there anything that Taylor Swift cannot do? (No, seriously. I’m wondering.) Ever since Swift first released “All Too Well” on her album Red back in 2012, the song has... Read more


NSO at the Anthem revitalizes classical music through a modern appeal

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) kicked off its third concert series by making its triumphant return to the Anthem on October 24. Instead of playing at the Kennedy Center, the... Read more

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“Easy on Me” is the typical Adele song: And that’s what makes it so great

Piano keys and a voice. That’s all Adele ever really needs to get to work. And who can blame her? With vocals as powerful but soft as hers, it does... Read more

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The curious comeback of Kendrick Lamar

If you’re a Kendrick Lamar fan, you’ve probably been paying attention to Baby Keem’s recent releases. Keem’s single, “family ties,” marks the first time Lamar has appeared on a song... Read more


Lalisa, love her: BLACKPINK star Lisa guarantees that you won’t forget her with latest single, “Lalisa”

Dancer, rapper, BLACKPINK idol, global Instagram celebrity, and now soloist debutant Lisa, or Lalisa Manoban, takes center stage in her latest single, “Lalisa.” Truly being “[t]he loudest in the room,”... Read more

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The Weekly List: 10 songs to remind you of summer

A second COVID summer has come and gone too quickly, as all summers do. Classes are picking up, pens are collecting in the bottom of my backpack, and my coffee... Read more

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Dodie Tries to Forget in “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You)”

Prior to the release of her debut album, Build a Problem (2021), Dodie shared one final snippet for fans to enjoy, “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You).” The artist had... Read more

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Billie Eilish returns to stardom with single “Your Power”

Following her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (2019), Billie Eilish became a household name, winning multiple Grammy Awards and dominating charts. This year, she... Read more

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BONUS DISH PIT CONTENT: Cocaine, Alien Scientist Cucks, and the Dalai Lama

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Nora Kelly and Ethan Soil of the Canadian post-punk band Dish Pit. For a full profile of the band and a look... Read more


‘Of dizzying beauty’: The many faces of Georgetown’s Black art community

As part of Georgetown's diverse, vibrant Black art community, six Black creatives discuss what they dream of—and how to get there.


Hayley Williams lays her ghosts to rest in FLOWERS for VASES / descansos

No artist showcased quite as much of a quarantine transformation as Hayley Williams. The Paramore lead singer released her explosive solo debut, Petals for Armor (2020), back in May, in... Read more

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The Weekly List: Keep calm and Mario Kart

The vast wilds of TikTok are a treasure trove of distraction. If you are at least vaguely familiar with the application, you know how it goes: you’re contemplating working on... Read more


Ariana Grande Stands Healed, In Love, and Comfortable in Positions

Ariana Grande presents herself on her own terms, in all her flaws and vulnerabilities, in her sixth studio album titled Positions (2020). In this newest release, she delves deep into... Read more

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Dodie starts countdown for debut album with ‘Cool Girl’ single

Despite all of the chaos, 2020 has been a shockingly good year for new music. Joining the ranks of anticipated music releases is English singer-songwriter Dorothy Clark, known by her... Read more

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Colorful liminalities in TXT’s “Blue Hour”

“Have you guys looked at the sky at 5:53?,” asked TOMORROW X TOGETHER (or TXT) member Taehyun last Monday during their comeback show. He was alluding to the Korean name... Read more


The Neighbourhood dazzles with genre-bending new album Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones

Creating a concept album is an ambitious feat, but when done right, the end result has the potential to be stunning. Who better to attempt it than The Neighbourhood? The... Read more


BTS connects with fans through online concert Map of the Soul ON:E

Eight months ago, when BTS kicked off promotions for their new album Map of the Soul: 7 (2020) with a monumental performance of “ON” in an empty Grand Central Terminal,... Read more

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The Wine and Cheese Club: “All Night Long” and “Stadia II”

“Mixed-media art pairings that go together like fine wine and good cheese.” Near Christmas-time, on a cloudy day full of holiday traffic, I was taking the Metro down to the... Read more


Troye Sivan Creates Glorious, Otherworldly Pop with In A Dream

Troye Sivan’s latest EP, In A Dream (2020), contends with harsher realities and darker feelings than ever before. Since the release of his lush tribute to love, Bloom (2018), Sivan... Read more