Students Serve Up Diverse Set of Singles

Clockwise starting top left: Ethan Uno (City College ‘21), Adrien Calvet (Gallatin ‘20), Jack Laboz (Clive Davis ‘20) and Manny Pinkins (Clive Davis ‘20)

With spring quickly approaching, WSN has been unearthing the latest and greatest sounds of the new season that NYU’s musicians have to offer.

Manny P –“Facts”

Clive Davis sophomore Manny Pinkins, who goes by Manny P, is out with “Facts” – his new single with MCS Records. Manny’s verses on the track are rife with diverse flows and are accompanied by a catchy chorus. The tune features a sample heavy beat with a hard-hitting groove that pairs well with Manny’s confident delivery. It might lack the lyrical depth that would lend for more analytical listening, but Manny makes up for this with a smooth flow and charged energy throughout. Make sure to also check out the accompanying music video which dropped March 4. The video fits the song perfectly with hazy lighting and plenty of visual flair to boot.

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Adrien Calvet – “Sad World”

Adrien Calvet, a Gallatin sophomore student from France is back with a new single titled “Sad World.” The tune keeps true to Calvet’s persistent dedication to the house genre with unpretentious percussion, driving momentum and an infectious groove. The ominous dialogue between Chris Wallace and Donald Trump near the end of the song is a fitting addition to the song’s already brooding atmosphere. “Sad World” is definitely fit for the dance floor, and proof that Calvet is a producer to be on the lookout for.

Raquel Michel and Jack Laboz – “FOOLS”

City College first-year Raquel Michel and Clive Davis sophomore Jack Laboz just dropped “FOOLS.” The dreamy production pairs perfectly with the lofty vocals. Raquel’s powerful singing soars side by side with snappy claps and crispy keyboard melodies from Laboz’s production. The second half of the song gives way to a trap-flavored beat switch up leading into an outro featuring digitized vocal harmonization. While the song doesn’t ooze originality, it’s still a very professionally produced pop song that shows plenty of potential for the two up-and-coming musicians.

Ethan Uno – “Fast Lane”

Steinhardt Music Technology first-year Ethan Uno dropped his new single “fastlane” earlier last month, but the song hasn’t shown any sonic signs of slowing down. The California rapper’s track features bright and bouncy self-produced instrumentation combined with Uno’s signature auto tune croon. Ish Uno, Ethan’s brother, is also featured on the track. Both Ethan and Ish lace their boastful rhymes deftly with the hypnotic beat, resulting in an eerie and otherworldly vibe. The song is mixed both by Ethan Uno and Steinhardt first-year Joe Aste, also from California.

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