Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Is a Massive Triumph

In the wee hours of the morning (3 A.M. EST to be exact), Beyoncé released an in-depth look a the making of her legendary headlining set at 2018’s Coachella. That iconic performance, now commonly referred to as Beychella, was an astounding showcase of passion, showmanship, musicality, and the specific experiencing of homecoming at HBCUs (read…

Review: Donald Glover Releases ‘Guava Island’

When Donald Glover said that his next album would be his last and that he would be retiring the Childish Gambino alter ego, things changed. What would have been a normal album cycle turned into an elongated farewell to one of the most fascinating musical acts of the decade. Gambino released the controversial “This Is…

Album Review: BTS, ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’

BTS is back. The world’s biggest boy band has returned with the launch of a new album series. The Love Yourself series provided them with the platform to being their crossover into mainstream American music and pop culture. Glossy EDM-pop confections like “FAKE LOVE,” piqued America’s interest; and with the outstanding MAP OF THE SOUL…

Lil Uzi Returns with Two New Bangers

After what has felt like an eternity of label troubles, album delays, and an overall drought of content from Uzi, he has finally returned with two solo tracks. Both tracks are natural evolutions from Luv Is Rage 2. The first, “Sanguine Paradise,” is built around muffled horns and a striking piano melody. It is around…

Best New Music (4/9)

Best New Song: Blake Shelton, “God’s Country” Nothing makes a sweeter comeback than an undeniably great song. “God’s Country” is Blake’s best single in years. It’s a raw and rousing track steeped in the early fusions of rock and country. This is a song that celebrates the working man and dedication to the holiness of…

Album Review: Tayla Parx Is Her Own Artist on ‘We Need to Talk’

The hardest musical release for any artist is their sophomore record, but to get there they have to make it past the equally difficult and important debut album. As listeners, we demand a lot from debut albums. They have to be unique, fun to listen to, and contain a clear statement of why the artist…

Khalid’s ‘Free Sprit’ Is an Impressive Step Forward

Khalid is an interesting character. His songs describe a generation of young adults and teens with stunning clarity, yet many of them don’t even know how to properly pronounce his name. Perhaps best known for “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke,” Khalid has been riding a wave of smooth R&B that is rooted in alternative,…

Ariana Grande & Victoria Monét Drop “MONOPOLY”

Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét are best friends and collaborators. The two have worked together on every one of Ariana’s five studio albums, and they built her latest album (thank u, next; read here) during late night studio and champagne sessions. Yesterday (April 1), the two released their first official single together, “MONOPOLY.” In the…

Album Review: Billie Eilish Impresses on ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP’

Billie Eilish. Over the past two years, Billie’s star has risen steadily. Now, she is one of the biggest and most interesting star in the industry. Despite no traditional radio hits, Billie is a certifiable force on streaming and each new song is bigger than the last. Her last release, an EP entitled dont smile…

Sky Ferreira Returns with “Downhill Lullaby”

It’s been six long years since Sky’s beloved debut album, Night Time, My Time. Now, one of forbearers of this recent wave of alternative pop girls has returned with her first original piece of music, “Downhill Lullaby.” “Lullaby” starts off with a haunting string section that is the prelude to a dark bass line and…