Kesha Releases New Soundtrack Single, “Here Comes The Change” (Review)

For her first musical release since her poignant comeback album, Rainbow (which I reviewed here), Kesha has lent her voice to the soundtrack for the upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On The Basis of Sex. The power ballad, “Here Comes The Change” blends the country influences sprinkled across Rainbow and the power ballad aesthetic that made “Praying” so…

Album Review: Travis Scott Takes Us to ‘ASTROWORLD’

It has been almost two years since Travis Scott’s last solo album. That record, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, was not only a #1 album but also one of the best hip-hop albums of the ’10s. Understandably, the hype for his next album was at insanely high levels. Between Birds and his most recent record, ASTROWORLD,…

Iggy Azalea Will ‘Survive the Summer’

We all know the story, Iggy Azalea went from #1 hits, Grammy nominations, and high profile collaborations to record label limbo, endless controversy, and a career that was in shambles. On her new EP, Survive the Summer, Iggy puts her best foot forward on her strongest body of work to date. The EP was introduced by…

10 New Songs To Start Off Your Week (7/23)

1. Billie Eilish, “you should see me in a crown” On her latest single, Billie leans more into her alternative side. “Crown” is a patchwork of twitching beats and ballsy proclamation. The most stunning feature of this song is the stark contrast between softness and loudness in both the vocal performance and overall production. This…

10 New Songs To Start Off Your Week (7/16)

1. Mac Miller, “Self Care” (from Swimming) This snapshot into Mac’s personal rehabilitation is auditory excellence. After sobriety battles, public breakups, and a DUI arrest, Mac is trying to get out of his own head. His flow floats more on the sing-song side of rap due to the way his cadence raps around the muddled synths…

Review: Ariana Grande, Popular Culture, and Religion

As the buildup to her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Sweetener, intensifies, Ariana Grande has released her second official single (and third overall song) from her upcoming opus. The new single is entitled “God is a woman,” and it comes in the wake of Grande’s “no tears left to cry” reaching #1 on pop radio and…

Album Review: ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ Cardi B

Last year, Cardi B captivated America’s attention and hearts with her breakthrough history-marking single, “Bodak Yellow” and her inimitable personality. Her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, is a collection of tracks that perfectly encompasses her dynamic presence. The album opens with the passionate and gritty “Get Up 10” which is lyrically reminiscent of Meek Mill’s…

The Top 40 Albums of 2017

This year was a stellar year for music across all genres; here, I rank the top 40 albums of 2017. Feel free to rip this list apart! In order to be eligible for this list, the album must have been released in the U.S. between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.   #40. Shakira,…

11 Questions With DRYX, An Interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing the incredible up-and-coming R&B star, DRYX. The Beyhive-approved chaunter has a silky smooth voice and an acute sense of lyrics and harmonies that make for glorious music. Let’s get to know him a bit: 1. Where did the inspiration for your stage name come from? How did you come…

2018 GRAMMYs Prediction: The Country Field

COUNTRY FIELD PREDICTIONS BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE Shania Twain – “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” Carrie Underwood – “Dirty Laundry” Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man” Sam Hunt – “Body Like A Backroad” Chris Stapleton – “Either Way” These were all either critically acclaimed or big hits. “Dirty Laundry” was a hit from an album full…