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Brynn Cartelli performing at Brooklyn Steel on Feb. 10, 2023. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Q&A: Brynn Cartelli on her debut album, ‘OUT OF THE BLUE’

The pop star and Steinhardt student spoke to WSN about her powerhouse pop album, the color blue and artistic inspirations.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

American singer Brynn Cartelli is making a bold entrance into the pop scene with her debut album, “OUT OF THE BLUE,” which releases on March 1. Cartelli made a name for herself...

A woman with red curly hair holding a pink macaron to her mouth. She is wearing a brown shirt and a loose red tie with a yellow-and-blue geometric pattern on it.

R&B star Yasmina on her new EP ‘the process’

The singer-songwriter and NYU student’s newest project highlights a newfound sense of authenticity and creative control.
Alan Zhang, Contributing Writer October 18, 2023

Yasmina has flourished as a rising star in the R&B scene. Her steady stream of singles and EPs released in recent years have gained her a sizable following online, especially...

Singer-songwriter and N.Y.U. student Val Olson, or Deadbeat Girl, sings on a concert stage lit up in blue alongside a bass player. Under the stage, audience members record her performance on their phones.

Deadbeat Girl speaks on artistic collaboration and current tour

Singer-songwriter and NYU student Val Olson has turned their background in music production and passion for lyricism into a budding career.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

Val Olson may be 20, but Deadbeat Girl has just celebrated their first birthday. In the whirlwind year since releasing their kickoff single, “Another Day,” the indie-rock artist...

Anna of the North poses for a photo, wearing a brown top and a black leather jacket.

Anna of the North on how her Scandinavian roots set her apart 

Singer-songwriter Anna Lotterud talks about her rise to fame, her current North American tour and what goes into her songwriting process.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer April 7, 2023

Anna Lotterud, the singer-songwriter behind Anna of the North, makes “soft, soul-bearing electro-pop.” Her nickname was given to her after her move across the world from Norway...

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 Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: 100 gecs teams up with Skrillex on ‘Torture Me’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by David Byrne, Caroline Polachek and more.
Yas Akdag, Ethan Beck, Paree Chopra and Holden Lay December 8, 2022

“Torture Me” by 100 gecs featuring Skrillex Ethan Beck, Contributing Writer Over the last 10 years, Skrillex has been able to transform his status from being an Internet...

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 women with dark purple hair wearing lavender headphones. Her headphone cords form the text listen to this. She is in front of a blue background.

Listen To This: Julia Michaels redefines EDM on ‘Sorry To Me Too’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Stevie Bill, Channel Tres and more.
Yas Akdag, Sandy Battulga and Candace Patrick November 17, 2022

This week, we have four songs that lean pop, but have different interpretations of the genre. There’s Julia Michaels’ heartbreak anthem, which she wrote following her split...

A white female-presenting person with various necklaces dressed in a white t-shirt with a pair of boxing gloves illustrated on it, a white jacket and a black skirt stands in front of a red background.

British alt-pop star Dylan confronts heartbreak in ‘The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn’

The Island Records UK/Republic Records signee explains how the journey of love is never simple in her latest mixtape.
Paree Chopra, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

Fresh off of Ed Sheeran’s UK tour, upcoming British alt-pop artist Dylan released her latest mixtape, “The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn,” on Oct. 28. The eight-track...

An illustration of the album cover of “Changes.” The members dress in loose streetwear and kneel in front of the camera against a wall filled with colorful graffiti. The clothing items include a green bucket cap, black cargo pants and varingly solid-colored T-shirts.

Review: ‘Changes’ elevates King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s discography

King Gizzard’s newest album takes on an existential perspective, and showcases the band’s robust musical ability.
Sandy Battulga, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Though usually classified as a psychedelic rock band, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard has produced an incredibly diverse discography that proves that it is much more than...

An illustration of a vinyl record on which the image of a man with a beard and long black hair is imprinted. He is wearing black jeans, a dark green T-shirt, and a light gray long-sleeve button-up, and is standing in a grassy field with mountains in the background. A Great Dane sits next to him on the right.

Review: Noah Kahan encapsulates the beauty of heartbreak, healing and the New England fall on ‘Stick Season’

After Noah Kahan’s backyard video of his single “Stick Season” went viral on TikTok, fans waited with bated breath to see if the album would meet their expectations.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

Indie artist Noah Kahan is a master of lyrical storytelling. Previously known for his popular collaboration with Julia Michaels in “Hurt Somebody,” Kahan can no longer be classified...