By Mira Sripada (‘22) Billie Eilish, at just 19-years-old and with the help of her older brother Finneas O’Connell, constructed a completely unique and inventive genre of music meant only for her exceedingly soft and breathy voice. Through her career, which began at age thirteen with the release of the song “ocean eyes”, Eilish has been a nonstop risk-taker, constantly redefining her sound and pushing … Continue reading Review: Billie Eilish is eclectic, breathy, sarcastic and mature on Happier Than Ever, a body of work that dismantles toxic masculinity and discusses the significance of growing up and evolving.
By Mira Sripada (‘22) J. Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is most recognized for his profound lyrics, which often comment on complex social issues. Cole was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he draws much inspiration from in this album. Prior to The Off-Season, Cole debuted seven other albums/mixtapes: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011), Born Sinner (2013), 2014 … Continue reading Review: J. Cole sums up the highs and lows of his rap career in The Off-Season, an album that commentates on the artist’s observances through his journey to rap success all while relating it to his favorite sport: basketball￼
By Mira Sripada (‘24) Shawn Mendes is a singer and songwriter from Pickering, Canada. At the age of 22, Mendes has released four studio albums: Handwritten (2016), Illuminate (2016), Shawn Mendes (2019) and Wonder (2020). On top of this, his collaborations with other successful artists such as Camila Cabello and Justin Bieber have garnered him even more recognition. With over 60 million followers on Instagram … Continue reading Review: At the same time that Wonder sounds expansive and broadening, it is soft and delicate and serves as an anthem for beautiful chaos, coming-of-age confusion and young love.
The mixtape Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch immediately resonates with its listeners because of its fast-paced and melodic narratives that are accentuated by catchy beats and satisfying autotune By Mira Sripada (‘22) Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr., professionally known as Roddy Ricch is an American rapper born in Compton, California. Roddy Ricch is one of the most notable names in rap and since 2017 … Continue reading Review: Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch
Review: Listeners of Ariana Grande’s Positions, a flirty and pop album, strongly admire it for its cadence, old-timey feel and romantic messages By Mira Sripada Ariana Grande is a singer/songwriter and actress born in Boca Raton, Florida. Before transitioning full time into the music business, Grande notably began her career as an actress on Nickelodeon. Now in 2020, having become a true household name and … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Ariana Grande’s Positions
By Mira Sripada (’22) Lil Tecca, also known as Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe is an American rapper born in New York City. At eighteen-years-old, Lil Tecca has released two albums: We Love You Tecca and Virgo World, dropped in 2019 and 2020 respectively. In just a short period of time, Lil Tecca has accumulated over 3.5 million followers on Instagram and produced “Ransom”, a song that … Continue reading Review: Lil Tecca creates a massive 19-track album, Virgo World, which is comprised of monotonous rapping, successful collaborations, braggadocious messages and, to the dismay of many fans, rambunctious and overcrowded beats
By Mira Sripada (’22) I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder In the Party – Flo Milli You May Be Right – Billy Joel Social Distancing – Lil Baby Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars Tear In My Heart – twenty one pilots South of the Border (feat. Camila Cabello) – Ed Sheeran Antisocial – Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott … Continue reading Top Ten Feel-Good Songs to Listen to While in Self-Isolation
Review: The musical app TikTok is fueled by the peppy and eclectic sounds of Doja Cat’s 2019 album Hot Pink, a body of work that combines RnB, 90s pop and Nicki-Minaj-style rapping Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Doja Cat’s Hot Pink
Review: Jhené Aiko perfectly juxtaposes her triumphant and prideful messages with earthy, mellow and zen percussion, peacefully motivating her listeners By Mira Sripada (’22) Jhené Chilambo, best known as Jhené Aiko is an American singer and songwriter born in Los Angeles, California. Aiko began her music career in 2002, appearing in music videos and features. Since then, she has established herself as a talented … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Jhené Aiko
Review: Gracefulness, optimism and simplicity shape the songs on Selena Gomez’s most recent pop/EDM album, Rare, a body of work that showcases the artist’s journey of self love and healing By Mira Sripada (’22) Most notably beginning her acting career as Alex Russo on the hit Disney TV series Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez is a singer, songwriter, actress and television producer born in … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Selena Gomez’s Rare