Song of the Week What words come to mind when your given the imagery of a single rose growing out of a concrete jungle, hope or strength? Teyana Taylor’s “Rose In Harlem” paints a gruesome picture of how a roses thorns are a necessary defense. Whether its realism or pessimism, the melody engulfs themes of… Continue reading “Rose In Harlem” by Teyana Taylor →
Song of the Week “Where’d All the Time Go?” by Dr. Dog is a nostalgic melody that urges us to live in the moment and cherish all the wonderful things life has to offer. I chose this song for song of the week because I truly believe there’s no other song that expresses it’s meaning… Continue reading “Where’d All the Time Go?” by Dr. Dog →
Song of the Week “Freakin’ Out On the Interstate” is an impassioned love song written by singer and guitarist Briston Maroney. The overzealous yearning in these lyrics is what prompted me to chose this song for song of the week. The fiery melody is a single released in 2018. Maroney explains with his music that… Continue reading “Freakin’ Out On the Interstate” by Briston Maroney →
Song of the Week “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato is a telling song about codependency released in 2017. I chose this song for song of the week because I saw the music video and it had a surprising scene of them being left at the altar. The vocally highlighted song is clearly… Continue reading “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato →
How has the representation of love in music changed over the years? In music, you can see ideas of love develop and reflect the social views of each time. Music is a way of self expression all generations take advantage of and gives us a road map to how each time period collectively viewed love… Continue reading Reading History with Music →
Song of the Week “THE LIGHT” by BROCKHAMPTON is an intimidating dark melody off of BROCKHAMPTON’s album “Roadrunner”, released July 16, 2021. The two featured artists on this track include Kevin Abstract and Joba. In the song, we tumble head first down a dreary emotional spiral . Joba opens up about mental health and his… Continue reading “THE LIGHT” by BROCKHAMPTON →
Song of the Week “PRIDE.” by Kendrick Lamar was released on Lamar’s album “DAMN.” in 2017. The 34-year-old rapper writes and produces all of his discography, including “PRIDE.”, with help from collaborators. The most recognizable song Lamar has released is “HUMBLE.”. It’s a headbanger from “DAMN.” that got in total 49.8 million streams. “HUMBLE.” is… Continue reading “PRIDE.” by Kendrick Lamar →
Song of the Week “Apocalypse” is a sultry performance I can only describe as the singer, Greg Gonzalez, taking a walk through his lovers daydream. Cigarettes After Sex is a dream pop band known for their haunting melodies. The band is originally from Texas and released “Apocalypse” in 2017 as part of their self-titled album.… Continue reading “Apocalypse” by Cigarettes After Sex →
Song of the Week “Roses” by SAINt JHN is a stolid rap song written by SAINt JHN himself that despite a dragging beat has you purely smiling. The song was released in 2018 but a remix by Imanbek released in 2019 reached intense popularity in the fall. The catchy rhythm has peculiar lyrics over it… Continue reading “Roses” by SAINt JHN →
Song of the Week “1979” by The Smashing Pumpkins is an alternative rock song written by frontman Billy Corgan and was released in 1996. I chose this song for song of the week not only because it is one of my favorite classics but the meaning has always been so ambiguous to me. I feel… Continue reading “1979” by The Smashing Pumpkins →
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