By Riley Evans Biig Piig is an up and coming R&B rapper based out of London that is sure to be on the radar these next few months. Her newest single Vice City is a good introduction to her slower side, showing off her vocals at the forefront with not much else besides a minimal […]
By Elorm Nutakor As 2017 winds down, I am inclined to reminisce about the past year. And this past year I’ve been filled with nostalgia for the 2000s decade. So I present this article as the first in a series of snapshots into the souls of people who grew up in the previous decade. It’s […]
By Stella Peters On their song “Blue Trash Mattress Fire”, which is as scattered and intentionally incohesive as the title suggests, the undefinable duo Sleigh Bells pushes the boundary between electronically influenced pop and hair-raising noise-rock. These two completely different styles unite to create an energetic but emotional symphony of sound unlike anything you’ve heard […]
By Kaila Echevarría “Caramelo Dulo” is Miguel’s first predominantly Spanish song off his new album War & Leisure. With the help of Columbian singer, Kali Uchis, and fuzzy guitar tones, this track is one of the most upbeat songs from the new album.
By Alex Hyslop Wavehouse is a new artist from Chicago, IL who experiments with a variety of beats and hypnotic sounds in his new album Swirl World that resonates with Frank Ocean’s Blonde, and Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy. “Purple Pyramid” confronts isolated feelings that many identities struggle with accepting. Wavehouse carefully chooses the lyrics in […]
By Elena Cruz With the words “miss me” on repeat in Leikeli47’s heavily mixed, female voice, this song quickly captures people’s attentions. It features fast-paced rap and a solid beat, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to her work since discovering it. Leikilei47’s “Miss Me” off of “Wash & Set” made me realize […]
By Will Udo Well, well, well. Here we are again, reading into the artistry and narrative work of fairly new musical composition. Being on the forefront of cutting-edge culture comes with a deep responsibility. The responsibility of always having the courage to try novel things regardless of negative or inadequate outcomes. So here we are, […]
By Owen Brock Lo-fi master and Portland based beatmaker Rook1e released this single twelve days ago, containing laid-back sampled dialogue before entering into a melody of piano and mixed beats. “Cozy Autumn” will put listeners into a relaxed state no matter where they happen to be.
By Evie Stone Remy Ma’s new track has cutting lyrics and a contagious beat that makes it stick in your mind. Lil’ Kim’s role on the song isn’t as aggressive, however she really contributes to the catchiness of this track. 8/10, Evanescence’s version was better.
By Sydney Walton Kehlani’s new song “Touch” is packed with tension through the deep but subtle beat, overlaid with her passionate lyrics. This tension is released when the chorus hits and she exclaims, “I love it when we touch.” She feels a deep connection with this person as she says, “I feel you in my […]
By Sydney Walton In this new song “The Plan” by G-Eazy, Young Gerald gives listeners a taste of what life has been like since reaching a new level of stardom. He emphasizes the fact that his fame did not come overnight and briefly reminds us that he’s been working at this day in and day […]
By Stella Peters Caleon Fox continues to prove himself as a rising artist in the world of hip-hop with a sense of individuality that reflects itself in his unique sound. His new track, “Semi Cinematic,” contains a healthy dose of high-energy rhymes that show he has what it takes to make it in this industry. Thanks […]
By Jordan Look “Ghostface Killers” is a great start to 21 Savage, Metro Boomin and Offest’s collaboration album, “Without Warning.” The sinister church bell tolls and accompanying beat foreshadow the fact that these dudes are really coming for everyone’s lives. The track salutes Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, and the artists did him justice. Personally, […]
By Mollie Harrison Off the indie-pop band from Brooklyn’s eagerly awaited first album, “Blue” gives us just a glimpse into the themes of love and nostalgia woven throughout “All Flowers in Time” amid hints of bitterness and betrayal. The steady guitar hook pushes the song forward while Maralisa Simmons-Cooks’ dreamy melody floats above, seemingly looking […]
By Sydney Walton If “Sky Walker” didn’t give fans a hint that Miguel has been working on his 4th studio album, maybe his new song “Told You So” will. On this track, Miguel gives off major carefree, funky vibes as he displays both his versatility and vocal range. The lyrics allow Miguel to express his […]
By Steven Colaianni Georgia MC and G.O.O.D. Music affiliate CyHi The Prynce connects with Kanye West for “Dat Side,” the first single off CyHi’s upcoming “No Dope on Sundays” release. Featuring an upbeat, bouncy instrumental served up by Edsclusive, Cyhi and West take turns dismissing their haters before Yeezy ups the ante. “Moved into a neighborhood […]
By Elorm Nutakor I’m done hedging with my musical opinions, or at least I’d like to be. And that can mean a lot of things, but I’m more specifically talking about those moments when you feel a need to be critical about music, so you qualify a positive comment with an ambiguous statement that takes […]
By Owen Brock Wun Two’s new album Seasons will send you into a relaxing Fall slumber. Grab a cup of coffee, a blanket, your favorite oversized sweatshirt and listen to “autumn” for a chill time.
By Elena Cruz This is the kind of music I WANT to play in the elevator. Engelwood’s track “a new feeling” featuring Flamingosis gives a personality to wordless music.
By Riley Evans Young Fathers are back, after an almost three-year hiatus from their last album, with a hymnal-esque single alongside an announcement that a new album has just finished completion.
By Riley Evans Ameer Vann shows off some of his solo talent on this track, separating himself from his other work as a lead vocalist for the up and coming group ‘BROCKHAMPTON’ . In the lyrics he talks of the various addictions in day to day life and how none of them give him the […]
By Owen Brock Princess Nokia’s lyrics slash and cut through a gorgeous beat in this track similar to that of a Kitana, a character from the video game, Mortal Kombat. With repetitive patterns of charged rhythm, this track will hype anyone up. Nokia also recently displayed a badass act against racism on a subway in […]
By Owen Brock The Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan drop gorgeous electric rhythms in their new single “Body Talk.” With fun waves fused with charged beats, “Body Talk” prompts all listeners to lose themselves through dance.
By Noah McCarty MGMT makes a successful return to the limelight with Little Dark Age, a dark, 80s-inspired track with minor synths galore. All the MGMT staples are here: cryptic lyrics, danceable beats and an attention to detail that raises the band above other synth-pop acts.
By Will Udo Lead singer of Hiatus Kayote, Nai Palm, drops her much anticipated new album with an array of sounds that magnetically attract and ease the ear. The Melbourne native carries futuristic neo-soul energy within her voice along with her streamline guitar plucks.
By Ashwini Mantrala Intro Every Oct. 24, hearts gather around the world to give respect to none other than Aubrey Graham, our prince hailing from Toronto, Memphis, The Bay Area, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, London, Jamaica, Nigeria and wherever else he wants to claim at the moment. The man’s birthday will undoubtedly be a national holiday […]
By Ben Luty Earlier this month, Google unveiled the new model of their Pixel phone. While beautiful screens and many cool new features were presented, the devices lack a feature advertised pretty heavily on the previous model: The 3.5 mm headphone port. Obviously, Google isn’t the first to do this. Apple shocked the world with […]
By Jordan Look Although the subject matter is heavy as H.E.R. pleads with her significant other to “let her in” on the 3rd track on her self-named 2017 album, she doesn’t go the expected route. While some would think this subject matter would call for a sad, melodic tone, she comes strong with a background […]
By Alec Stutson With its offbeat drums and jazzy, middle eastern sounding arpeggios, King Gizzard begins its 10-minute progressive symphony with style and flair. What comes next is a sprawling, ambitious piece of neo-progressive rock that fuses psychedelia, funky bass and surprisingly beautiful vocals from the band’s Frontman Stu Mackenzie. Crumbling Castle eschews the usually-driving […]
By Owen Brock With blends of R&B and contemporary electronic flow, Kelela truly delivers in “Blue Light.” Filled with contrasting rhythms, it is the tenth track on the artist’s newest album, Take Me Apart. Her use of combination and juxtaposition of style in the album is apparent all the way, prompting listeners to dance in […]
By Lena Howard If sexy and seduction were a person, it would be Sabrina Claudio. Her latest project, About Time, blesses us with tracks that make you want to fall in love. She brings a fresh and beautiful sound to R&B that we’ve been missing for a while.
By Owen Brock Researchers at the MU Office of Research uncovered a new scientific discovery in music therapy and sexual health Oct. 12. Subjects afflicted with erectile dysfunction listened to tracks from Marvin Gaye’s 1976 soul and R&B masterpiece “I Want You,” experienced symptoms of significant sexual arousal. The subjects all between ages 58 and […]
By Adam DeGuire Gothic rock staple and heavy riff aficionado Chelsea Wolfe is back with her new album, Hiss Spun, out now on Sargent House Records. Kicking off with semi-titular track “Spun”, Chelsea brings her best falsettos to light amid fuzzy, dangerously overdriven guitar licks, all washed into a deep sea of reverb. “Spun” is […]
By Bently Tong This new band from Michigan broke out with their first EP and the song of the same title. For the first time ever, there’s a band that can match the sound of Led Zeppelin. From the classic guitar riffs, the change in pace of the song and Josh Kiszka’s vocals that have […]
By Ben Luty Ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp’s band The Rentals released a song lamenting that he is older than Elon Musk and has wasted his life. He references “having the lead” over Musk in 1995, following the huge success of Weezer and release of The Rental’s debut album. This song is way cooler than anything […]
By Ryan Groom Dallas musician Liv.e’s demo “phunkintro” was recently flipped by the hands of LA legend and beat extraordinaire: Mndsgn. As if the original track could get any funkier, the flip features sun-dried e-piano chords and swing-heavy drums, ultimately forming a true throwback to more soulful times. Liv.e stands out among other artists on […]
By Elorm Nutakor When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a man to honor the one and only Aubrey Graham in the month he was born, the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare their admiration. Every October, I like to take some time out of my busy schedule to […]
By Elena Cruz As Friday the 13 nears, I’ve heard too much about Jason for my liking. After 11 “Friday the 13th” movies, I feel like the topic is just overdone. But then I heard IDK’s “Mrs. Lynch, Your Son Is The Devil” and found a new topic around the similar name, contradicting my cynicism. […]
By Elizabeth Ustinov In Your Eyes features the silky vocals of soul singer Charlotte Day Wilson. Combined with BadBadNotGood’s jazz-influenced R&B style, this track creates a serene atmosphere that’s perfect for late-night listening.
By Mollie Harrison Step Aside opens Good Morning’s gorgeous new two-track with a clean, catchy guitar riff that immediately had me vibing along to the smooth vocals. The Melbourne duo manage to maintain the tune’s effortless and breezy vibe while also making some slyly barbed commentary on Australian politics. I dare you to try to listen […]
By Jarrod Russo With tact and style, Curtis Harding has yet again artfully showcased his exemplary skills in modern soul through his new song Go As You Are. Harding’s sound in his new song has a fast, jazzy tune, utilizing an echoing guitar and catchy bass line over which his powerful, yet soothing voice sings. If […]
By Will Udo Rich the Kid previews a new single over an electric uptempo styled beat with a more than catchy melody. The record is also accompanied with more bar-tales of Corn-Row Kenny and his endless & almost unstoppable global milly-rock take over. Playing this song on any block or on any hour on the clock will […]