Moving even further away from its original sound, Maroon 5’s latest album Red Pill Blues is an adventure into pop-land that nobody needs to go on. The album cover alone is enough to question buying the album. The face of Maroon 5 is quite literally becoming as mainstream trash as the new music, with every … Continue reading Not all things get better with age: Examining Maroon 5’s new album
On the night of the 2017 Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift introduced the world to new music and a new voice. She dropped her first single off of Reputation, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and, shortly after, she dropped another song called “Ready for It?” Swift’s sound has changed over the years from country … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s unsuccessful sassy side
In 2012, Las Vegas locals The Killers released Battle Born, an album which didn’t quite meet the quality their previous albums possessed. This album preceded a five-year hiatus for the band. During that time, Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, branched off to release music of his own for a solo career. Flowers has stated that … Continue reading The Killers Return with Wonderful Wonderful
Chances are if you have ever listened to any strand of early 2000s emo music you probably know all the words to “Hands Down.” Fronted by Chris Carraba, Dashboard Confessional are more acoustic rock with influences ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Weezer. They were a pretty popular band back in the 2000s, releasing their last … Continue reading Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?
Looking at her arguably most-discussed singles alone illuminates the agenda Trainor stands behind—one focused on combatting body shaming, encouraging feminist outlooks and increasing public understanding of consent.
Ariana Grande’s new track let fans know her man makes her feel “dangerous,” and it’s a safe bet that her chart-topping status does too. The 22-year-old singer’s forthcoming album Dangerous Woman isn’t set for release until May 20, but her promotional tracks’ successes have already suggested her next installment will be another Billboard triumph. The … Continue reading Ariana Grande is one “Dangerous Woman”
Demi Lovato's power ballad "Stone Cold" and its frostbitten music video have left us all with goose bumps, and not just because of the video's arctic feel. The fifth track off the 23-year-old singer's fifth studio album Confident is arguably Lovato's most vocally impressive track to date. Featuring cinematic breaks in emotion-heavy lyrics, wedged between … Continue reading Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold” Music Video Leaves us with Chills
Since the debut of her vigorous new single “Formation,” singer-songwriter Beyoncé has shown fans and haters alike that she’s got a whole lot more than hot sauce in her House of Dereon bag. She has a political message – one she stands firmly behind. After the Feb. 6 release of the prideful anthem, the Internet … Continue reading Beyoncé Slays in New Single, “Formation”
After the release of the Drake collaboration “Work,” a sub-par, promotional track for Rihanna’s eighth studio album Anti, the fate of the singer’s latest installment was nothing short of questionable. The solo, lined with Jamaican Patois and sexual innuendos, utilizes constant repetition throughout the chorus, almost to the point of annoyance, with Rihanna singing, "[w]ork, … Continue reading Rihanna Releases New Album Anti
After announcing his official departure from the hit-making, British boy band One Direction in March, Zayn Malik released his first solo single “Pillowtalk” last Friday. The track, released on Jan. 29, holds a clear incentive of removing the remnants of any pending boy band baggage weighing Malik down. Thankfully for the tatted "Bradford Bad Boy,” … Continue reading Former One Direction Member Zayn Malik Releases Intimate Single “Pillowtalk”