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Inspired by modern pop idols, NYU senior, Sabrina Song, explodes onto the scene with her new single “Thaw”. A stunning showcase of her vocal and production prowess. (Photo by Clara Jeanne Reed)

Let Sabrina Song put a picture in your mind

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer May 5, 2021

Tisch senior Sabrina Song began her musical career as a vocalist and violin player. Now, the senior in the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music has emerged as a singer, songwriter and incredibly sharp...

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Honoring Selena Quintanilla on her 50th Birthday

By Sophia Carr, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

April 16, 2021, would have been the 50th birthday of the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla. The date is now marked as National Selena Day in the United States, and the singer is officially recognized...

While romantic comedies are generally known for lighthearted, humorous plotlines centered around romance, rom-com movies also have underrated soundtracks. Between rom-com’s wonderful plots, delightfully funny banter, and underrated but strong soundtracks, this movie genre deserves a little more respect. (Illustration by Chandler Littleford)

Celebrating ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and other rom-com soundtracks

By Maya Mehrara, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Romantic comedies are often belittled, defined only as chick-flicks. Between their wonderful plots and delightfully funny banter, rom-coms deserve a little more respect — especially since they also have...

Check out these new tracks from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to This: Singles from April 24-30

By Isabella Armus, Holly Seefeldt, Sophia Carr, and Ana Cubas April 30, 2021

When artists experiment in a new capacity, whether it be a remix or a recent single, there’s a looming curiosity or hope that their endeavor will be a successful one. A compelling reimagining of a track...

Since the beginning of the pandemic it’s been impossible to watch our favorite artists perform in-person. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts have stepped in to help fill the void until things return to normal. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Must-see Tiny Desk concerts to cure your live music withdrawals

By Candace Patrick, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

With nearly 20,000,000 views, it is safe to say that watching NPR’s Tiny Desk series has become one of the internet’s favorite pastimes. Featuring artists big and small, the online series has amassed...

After the talent manager Scooter Braun acquired ownership of her music in 2019, artist Taylor Swift is on a mission to re-record her catalog and make it something new.  Her re-recorded version of “Fearless,” titled “Fearless (Taylor’s Edition)” features 26 songs which include her tracks featured on her original platinum edition of the album, alongside six unreleased tracks from her vault. (Illustration by Chandler Littleford)

Taylor Swift embraces her past in “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”

By Valentina Arrieta, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is worlds away from the original album she released 13 years ago. In response to the talent manager Scooter Braun acquiring ownership of her music in...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to This: Singles from April 17-23

The relationship between an artist and the listener can be a powerful one. Music often formulates or elicits emotions we cannot formulate as eloquently, or universalizes personal experiences. While we...

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who found solo success after his duo Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970. Paul Simon and Bob Dylan have continually been construed as rivals as they both have similar 1960s folk roots. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Paul Simon is no historical footnote

By Ana Cubas, Music Editor April 21, 2021

What good does it do to pin two influential artists against each other? Jeff Slate’s April 2 piece for NBC Think argued that Paul Simon would end up a ‘historical footnote’ to Bob Dylan. Although...

Check out these new tracks from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to This: Singles from April 10-16

Welcome to the fresh face of what once was Weekly Radio Roundup. The essence of the Roundup remains the same, only with a new title and the ability to follow notable singles from each week on an accompanying...

Blake Mills and Pino Palladino are two veterans in the pop music industry, from different generations and with different career paths. Nonetheless, their collaboration

The ethereal experience of listening to ‘Notes with Attachments’

By Ethan Saffold, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

Blake Mills and Pino Palladino are no strangers to the pop music industry.  Mills, 34, has worked with artists from Fiona Apple to Vulfpeck to Lana Del Rey, and was nominated for a producer of the...

The “Loud&Clear” website was launched as Spotify’s response to protests for a more equitable streaming model. Although a sign of recognition, the company’s plan to respond to public pressure is unclear. (Staff illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

What does Spotify’s ‘Loud & Clear’ offer to artists?

By Jack Birchler, Contributing Writer April 14, 2021

Spotify launched its Loud & Clear website at the end of March in an effort to increase transparency and break down the economics of their platform. It came days after the Justice at Spotify campaign...

My Bloody Valentine is an Irish-English alternative rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. The band signed with Domino who made the band’s third album, “m b v,” available online on streaming services. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

My Bloody Valentine rereleases music for streaming with two new albums on the way

By Sebastian Zufelt, Contributing Writer April 13, 2021

With a 20-year period between their second and third albums, My Bloody Valentine has had a history of hiatuses between music releases. This makes the latest news from the band a pleasant surprise: the...