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The 2020 Country Music Awards stage welcomed back Taylor Swift after a seven-year absence. The return shows not only the singers negligence of the pop genre, but also the abandonment of genre boundaries altogether. (Staff Illustration by Li-Chun Pan)

Taylor Swift Proves She Can Do It All

With her latest music, the singer has finally cemented the impressive extent of her stylistic range once and for all.
Sep 22, 2020

For a long time, it seemed like Taylor Swift was moving in a straight line. The musician began her career as a country singer through and through, only to progressively shed that...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Sept. 15 – Sept. 21

Read about the most notable singles released this week.
Sep 21, 2020

This edition of Weekly Radio Roundup exhibits singles released by old and new artists, reminding us that good music remains relevant regardless of its release, and feelings of...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Sept. 7 – Sept. 14

Read about our favorite singles that were released this week.
Sep 14, 2020

Welcome to a new semester of our Weekly Radio Roundups. A lot has changed since last May but thankfully, we had some great new music releases to get us through the summer. This...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Weekly Radio Roundup: April 10 – April 16

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
Apr 16, 2020

In the immortal words of ESG: “Dance!” With social distancing measures being extended throughout the world, the need for levity is imperative. As hysteria by way of isolation...

Its title can be deceiving. 5 Seconds of Summer dropped their latest studio album last Friday. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

5 Seconds of Summer’s “CALM” Is Anything But

The band’s latest album is littered with unconventional choices and sees them twisting their sound to wondrous success.
Apr 1, 2020

5 Seconds of Summer’s newest album, “CALM,” is filled with uncharacteristic choices. The project, which was released last Friday, presents a side of the pop-rock band we’ve...

Watermelon Sugar is Harry Styles newest single, released right before his appearance on NBCs Saturday Night Live. (Via Twitter)

Harry Styles Brings Back Summer in His New Song ‘Watermelon Sugar’

Styles surprised fans with the release of the new single immediately before hosting SNL.
Nov 27, 2019

Moments before he took the stage to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live, musician Harry Styles surprised fans by dropping his new single “Watermelon Sugar,” the second song to...

Sloan Struble, founder and frontman of indie-pop band Dayglow. (Photo via Facebook @dayglowband)

Dayglow Uses Music to Express Optimism, Change and Friendship

Sloan Struble discusses how his project Dayglow has given him a space to be authentic and fun with his music.
Nov 21, 2019

Looking out a Brooklyn cafe window and watching the morning traffic, indie-pop band founder Dayglow frontman Sloan Struble was taking a day off. Just the night before, he had played...

Clive Davis juniors Nico Brunstein and Nando Dale pose in a photo anticipating their song Fitzgerald. (Via Instagram)

Club Soccer Bandmates Give Each Other Space to Innovate

The Clive Davis duo’s unique style extends beyond sound and into the songwriting process.
Oct 29, 2019

Cohesion is far from a priority for Club Soccer. The musical duo, made up of Clive Davis juniors Nico Brunstein and Nando Dale, straddles the line between retro Beatles-like tunes...

Former One Direction member Niall Horan released a new single, Nice to Meet Ya on Oct. 4. (via Twitter)

Niall Horan Matures With New Single ‘Nice To Meet Ya’

Former One Direction member Niall Horan recently released his seductive song “Nice To Meet Ya,” the first single release for his upcoming album.
Oct 7, 2019

Niall Horan teased his upcoming album by releasing the first single, “Nice To Meet Ya,” last week. A fresh sound for the artist, the song shows that the former One Direction...

Tisch New Theatre will be performing their rendition of Legally Blonde at the Skirball Theater. (Courtesy of Skirball)

‘Rethink Pink’: Tisch New Theatre’s Vision for ‘Legally Blonde’

Tisch New Theatre aims to reinvent the popular musical, employing extensive character work and unique storytelling devices for a production “unlike anything anyone has ever seen.”
Sep 30, 2019

Tisch New Theatre, a student-run organization at NYU, will bring “Legally Blonde” to the Skirball Center stage on Nov. 1. Adopting the motto “rethink pink,” the cast and...

Dean Morris cuts the ribbon, officially opening the Nordoff-Robbins Center with Robert De Niro (left). (Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Steinhardt Opens New Facility for Music Therapy, Research

The facility will have one room for treatment and another for recording therapy sessions so they can be used for research.
Sep 23, 2019

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development opened a new facility on Thursday within the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center where children with disabilities...

“Bodak Yellow” gets a group of first-years dancing at Bed, Bath and Beyond After Dark in 2018, an annual Welcome Week event. (Photo by Sam Klein)

First-Years Feel Unprepared for NYU Academics After Welcome Week

One week into their NYU careers, first-years told WSN that Welcome Week’s emphasis on events designed for mingling left them unsure of what to expect from their upcoming classes.
Sep 3, 2019

With Welcome Week complete for the class of 2023, some first-years have found community through the programming, but feel unprepared going into classes on Tuesday. Welcome Week...