Tag: music review

Maggie Rogers’ new folk-pop album has fans emotional

Eight years ago, Pharrell Williams, an American singer and record producer recognized for works including “Happy” and the “Despicable Me” soundtrack, visited New York University for a master class with music students. During this class, he met and listened to then-student Maggie Rogers’ single “Alaska,” famously having no critiques for […]

Tender’s latest single teases new album

The latest single release from British electronic pop band TENDER teases their upcoming album “FLUX” being released this September. This past Friday, TENDER released “sprinkles,” the latest of three singles currently available from the new album. The band consists of two members, James Cullen and Dan Cobb, who released their […]

Conan Gray takes us back in time in new album

Conan Gray released his third album, “Found Heaven,” on April 5, consisting of 13 songs with an album length of 36 minutes. The overall sound of this album is different from Gray’s previous releases. The album has a strong artistic aesthetic featuring a more ’80s-inspired pop-synth sound. Many songs draw […]

Vampire Weekend breaks out of genre cliché in new album

Vampire Weekend’s signature sound combines several elements. Punky riffs, indie pop, reggae rhythms and classical compositions collectively inspired by consistent West African percussion. It wasn’t until I listened to their new album, “Only God Was Above Us,” that I could piece this all together and understand what makes their songs […]

‘GUTS (spilled)’ experiments with sound

When Olivia Rodrigo released her second studio album “GUTS” in September, it solidified her status among the top pop singers in the world right now. The 12-track album was filled with pop-rock hits that echo the sounds of the early 2000s and 2010s, similar to Avril Lavigne and Paramore. All […]