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Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

September 20, 2020

Looking for new artists to listen to? Whether you’re making a new study playlist or jamming out with a few friends, here are five artists that you should definitely be listening to this fall.

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2020

This summer was a boon for fans of alternative music as artists worldwide dropped new albums. Here are four of the best records from summer 2020 to add to your playlist.

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

Undoubtedly, this stressful time has impacted our mental health. Whether that impact has been for better or for worse, listening to music can be a healthy way to stay sane. This time has also given us an opportunity to relive some of the most iconic moments in music that may have defined our lives at one point, or discover new music that you’ll be listening to way after quarantine. Either way, here are some albums to uplift your mood.

WAP: Women and Power 

WAP: Women and Power 

Ashley Pemberton, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2020

Cardi B broke her music hiatus by releasing her new single “WAP” ft. Megan Thee Stallion under Atlanta Records in August of 2020. The song features guest appearances by famous female figures, including Normani, Rosalía, Sukihana, Mulatto and Kylie Jenner. Both Cardi and Megan are familiar with ex...

COVID-19 pushes new advancements within the School of Music

Music student Melody Little receives instruction from Piano 1 professor Gail Pollock during the COVID-19 outbreak. Pollock also said that she disinfects the area with Pledge Antibacterial Surface Cleaner between classes.

Safia Serena Tejani, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2020

Ever wonder how an in-class mask mandate applies to singers and other musicians within Mercer University’s School of Music? Singers and other musicians are required to wear masks even while singing or playing their instruments — but how is that possible?

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” indicates a mature new persona

Swift suddenly announced the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight on July 24. 

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor

August 26, 2020

Taylor Swift’s success has in part been owed to the massive promotions of her albums, even to the extent that she changes her personal aesthetics to correspond with the sounds of her new music. You may know her best as America’s sweetheart during her “Fearless” era, the vintage darling of “...

Female rappers take new heights this summer

Female rappers take new heights this summer

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

August 24, 2020

From the audacious flows of Saweetie to the powerful lyrics of Chika, here are five female rappers to check out and add to your playlist. 

LGBT musicians you should check out

LGBT musicians you should check out

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 28, 2020

I’ve gathered some of my favorite LGBT musicians who are just as deserving of shower concerts and playlists for your crush.

Defining your music taste

Defining your music taste

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Learning to define your music taste is like learning a new skill — you must work at it consistently until you reach a level of mastery. Here are ways to work towards defining your music taste.

Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

March 26, 2020

Deviating from the mainstream might be uncomfortable at first, but doing so will ultimately enrich your listening experience.

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Despite the long gaps between Uzi’s various projects throughout his career, “Eternal Atake” takes the lead at being perhaps his best album thus far.

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

As the majority of us are practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus, here is a playlist to get you through the boredom and uncertainty.

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