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Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: October edition

By Alexandra Chan and Joey Hung November 2, 2021

Welcome back to the K-pop burn book — by fans, for fans! The first K-pop song both Joey and Alex listened to was Wonder Girls’ “Nobody.” The choreography for “Fire” by BTS is what got Alex...

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

Listen to this: ABBA’s latest release ‘Just A Notion’ teases their upcoming album

ABBA is back with a new song ahead of their album release next week. If you somehow haven’t heard about the band’s return, we’re pleased to inform you that “Voyage” comes out on Nov. 5. The group...

Podcasts are a great way to learn more about your favorite songs and artists. Listening to these podcasts about the music industry can be both entertaining and educational. (Illustration by Bridget Harshman)

Music podcasts for every mood

By Candace Patrick, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

The music industry is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, there are a plethora of podcasts available to keep you in the loop. Whether you want to geek out over production, gain...

FINNEAS’ debut album “Optimist” was released on Oct. 15. The album deals with topics such as the loss of loved ones, the implications of privilege and so-called cancel culture. (Image via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Illustration by Shaina Ahmed)

Review: Thematically, sonically, nothing is off limits in FINNEAS’ album ‘Optimist’

By Candace Patrick, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

You would think an album titled “Optimist” might be, well, optimistic. This time that’s not the case. The singer-songwriter-producer FINNEAS’ debut album, released Oct. 15, features not-so-cheerful...

Singer-songwriter Angela Daudu performing at Talent Nation in 2019. (Photo by Owen Mertens Photography)

Angela Daudu on her songwriting process: My music as refuge

By Angela Daudu, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

My experience with music has always been an intimate one. I remember the transformative sensation of listening to choir members express pure joy at church in Nigeria. I remember watching video after video...

Adele, an English singer and songwriter, released her new single Easy on Me on Oct. 15, 2021. Easy on Me is the lead single for her upcoming fourth studio album “30.” (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Review: Adele’s ‘Easy on Me’ tackles a different form of devastation

By Michael Campanella, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

When we think of Adele, we think of a young woman scorned by a romance gone bad. But six years after her last album, life has gotten serious. As a newly-divorced mother with the vicissitudes of dating...

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

Listen to this: 8 years since his last album, Stromae returns with new music

If you like danceable pop or brooding rock, this week you’re in for a treat. Snail Mail and Kito delight once again, Julia Michaels surprises and Stromae steps out of the shadows. Read on for more. “Ben...

NYU London is a popular site for students interested in study away. These albums by British artists will help set the stage for your semester abroad. (Photo by Ellie Zwolensky)

A typical NYU student’s ideal London playlist

By Ellie Zwolensky, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

LONDON — After 24 hours of chaotic first-time solo travel across the Atlantic Ocean, I was in tears: My luggage was lost, my roommate was stuck in the United States with COVID-19, I had no towels or...

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

Listen to this: FLETCHER reimagines Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’

By Yas Akdag and Holden Lay October 14, 2021

This week we review two songs by NYU alumni. The Venezuelan producer Arca and New Jersey native FLETCHER both attended the Clive Davis Institute at NYU. Arca pushes the boundaries of electro-pop in her...

Coming from a family of creators, Saleka is an artist to look out for. The rising R&B artist recently sat down with WSN for an interview. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

An interview with Saleka, a rising R&B icon

By Yas Akdag, Music Editor October 8, 2021

Regarding up-and-coming R&B artist Saleka’s music video “The Sky Cries,” one YouTube user commented, “Aaliyah had a baby with Jessica Rabbit ... It’s cruel that she doesn’t have a whole...

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

Listen to this: Mitski ends her hiatus with new song ‘Working for the Knife’

It seems Twitter is ablaze with Mitski memes since both the release of her latest single and the announcement of her 2022 tour. Therefore, it’s only natural that we would review the track. If you’re...

Joyce Manor takes center stage at Central Park’s SummerStage. The band had proven that their self-titled debut album hasn’t aged a day since its release a decade ago. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Joyce Manor brings high-energy angst to Central Park’s SummerStage

By Jack Solomon, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

Joyce Manor is a staple of underground emo music, amassing a loyal fanbase through their consistently great albums and energetic concerts over the last decade. As we come out of the pandemic and live music...