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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A man wearing a backwards cap, a white shirt and a black jacket stands behind a D.J.’s turntable. Behind him is a wall decorated with records.

Producer and NYU junior Ryan Jacob on his musical journey

The British American musician and DJ is adding to his list of successful projects while studying at NYU.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor October 4, 2023

When Ryan Jacob was 3 years old, he heard “Ode to Joy” ringing out of his nanny’s phone. He was sitting by the piano and, intrigued by the tune, started playing it back,...

An illustration of a man wearing a dark blue sweater and white pants leaning against the rear of a white convertible whose license plate number reads “4.T.H.W.A.L.L.”

Review: Ruel breaks the ‘4TH WALL’ with debut studio album

Ruel’s highly anticipated debut studio album touches hearts and minds with its reminders that love and loss are part of growing up and into ourselves.
Rojienne Groves, Contributing Writer March 28, 2023

I vividly remember the first time I listened to Ruel. I was 14 when my best friend sent me his sophomore EP, “Free Time.” Little did I know that almost six years later, I would...

Musician Palmyra Delran wearing a black jacket while holding a magnifying glass in her hand. She sits in front of a white backdrop.

Palmyra Delran: The trashy-pop queen of rock ‘n’ roll

The former Friggs frontwoman and current Underground Garage radio personality discusses her 30 years of experience in the music industry.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer March 21, 2023

Palmyra Delran has seen nearly every corner of the music industry. As a former member of the Philadelphia rock bands The Friggs and Pink Slip Daddy and collaborating with LA supergroup...

An illustration of a vinyl record with artist Weyes Blood illustrated on it, against a dark blue background. Blood wears a white flowy dress.

Review: Weyes Blood’s new album proves she’s an expert on life’s shades of gray

“And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow” provides an existential follow-up to the artist’s 2019 album “Titanic Rising.”
Sandy Battulga, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Weyes Blood, also known as Natalie Mering, delivers a bittersweet and honest examination of what it feels like to be a human in the modern age. Mering establishes a mystical instrumentation...

An illustration of a CD cover with Rina Sawayama in a white top and black dress against a magenta background.

Review: ‘Hold The Girl’ conveys vulnerability through an exhilarating electropop soundscape

Singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama’s sophomore studio album explores new emotional territory through upbeat dance tracks and compelling power ballads.
Candace Patrick, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

Japanese British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama wastes no time before jumping into the depths of her emotional burdens — themes of love, acceptance, anger, growth and more —...

A headshot of Jonah Kagen. He is wearing a black sweater and looking directly at the camera. The picture has an orange gradient filter.

Q&A: Jonah Kagen is making music that explores every human emotion

The indie-folk artist’s charming lyrics and transcendent melodies are inspired by his degree in psychology. 
Holly Grace Jamili, Contributing Writer April 25, 2022

With a fresh bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University, indie-folk songbird Jonah Kagen is making music that explores every human emotion. Kagen recently opened...

Sadie Jeans debut single WYD Now? was released on Dec. 10, 2021. (Photo by Sofia Ziman)

Sadie Jean on her debut single “WYD Now” and her music ambitions

Hailing from Orange County, California, Sadie Jean talks TikTok fame and launching a musical career in New York City.
Sydney Barragan, UTA Managing Editor December 10, 2021

Sadie Jean and I attended high school just 21 miles from each other, but it took going to a college 2,792 miles away from home for us to finally meet. Orange County, California...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Gallatin prof Julian Cornell on ’70s and ’80s punk, feuding with rockers, depressive aesthetics

Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I was born in 1966, so the first time I ever went to a club I was 13 — that would have been ’79. I was familiar...

Professor Misha Danilin singing with his band M.D. and The Healers. (Image courtesy of Misha Danilin)

NYU lecturer Misha Danilin on ’90s and 2000s concert culture, his own bands and the importance of shopping for music

Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I wasn’t in a band when I lived in the Soviet Union. I mean, I was 18 and wanted to be in a band, but it just hadn’t...

As only a college student in her penultimate year of studies in Steinhardts Music Business program, Piper Page has already released four songs and a music video. (Photo by Anna E. Henderson)

Taking a ‘Risk’: Piper Page breaks into the music scene

Steinhardt junior Piper Page talks singing, songwriting, moving from town to city and her plans for the future.
Sydney Barragan, UTA Managing Editor November 22, 2021

Piper Page emerges onscreen in a floor-length red dress that looks like it was plucked from a 1920s movie premiere. Her lips are painted a coordinated shade, her hair styled in...

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

Singer-songwriter Angela Daudu reflects on her synergistic relationship with music prior to, and in the wake of, the challenging events of these past few years.
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...

The Clive Davis Institute hosts an annual Artist-In-Residence each year. This year, Clive Davis hosts Grammy winner Jack Antonoff. (Photo by Herbert River Ortiz)

Jack Antonoff is this year’s Artist-in-Residence at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute

The Grammy Award-winning musician launched his residency with a Q&A for Clive Davis students.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor September 15, 2021

Hit artist, songwriter, producer and five-time Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff has been announced as this year’s Artist-in-Residence at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded...