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Review: “Apolonio” balances youthful yearning and angst with playful, dreamy sounds

Review: “Apolonio” balances youthful yearning and angst with playful, dreamy sounds
November 10, 2020
Omar Apollo smoothly weaves together the all too relatable experiences of youth, including traversing turbulent relationships, figuring out one’s identity and learning to love oneself. 

Mercer softball player-turned-singer dazzles Macon 

Bailey Grace Pattison has been singing from a young age.
November 4, 2020
Bailey Grace Pattison won Macon's 487 Sings United competition this summer, earning the $2,500 grand prize and the ability to record a track at Capricorn Sound Studios.

Review: Ascend into a hypnotic album from Sufjan Stevens

Review: Ascend into a hypnotic album from Sufjan Stevens
October 2, 2020
On Sept. 25, Sufjan Stevens released his eighth studio album, “The Ascension." Each track adds another level to the hypnotic feeling this record gives off. The album is incredibly dense, instrumentally and lyrically.

Macon Artist: The Blane Dunnam Band adapts to performing during a pandemic

The Blane Dunnam Band sets up before their concert Sept. 11.
October 1, 2020
Blane Dunnam is a solo artist and fronts the Blane Dunnam Band, During the COVID-19, Dunnam and the band had to adjust to performing during a pandemic.

Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Five artists you should be listening to this fall
September 19, 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
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
September 17, 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 
September 10, 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...

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.
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. 
August 25, 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...

Female rappers take new heights this summer

Female rappers take new heights this summer
August 23, 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
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.
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