Reviews

Jesse McCartney: ‘The Resolution Tour’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Grant Spanier The nineties became an unparalleled decade of music that has certainly burned a lifetime of a great impression throughout our minds. During this time, individuals who loved and admired the genre of popstars and all of the glorious talent they had possessed helped to catapult them into limelight and in turn, created… Read more

Clean Bandit: ‘What Is Love?’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rita Zimmerman Clean Bandit is an electro pop trio from England, of worldwide acclaim. The band’s classical sophistications coexist with dance rhythms and soaring vocals. The 2018 LP, What Is Love?, emerges with an iridescent melody and Zara Larsson’s voice, in the re-released track, “Symphony”, a homage to the group’s musical virtuosity. Many of… Read more

6LACK: ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sniffers.co East Atlanta Love Letter is the second full-length release from the Atlanta artist Ricardo Valdez Valentine, otherwise known by his stage name 6LACK. The 13-track album is crafted with deep moods. Intense lyrics combined with melancholic production, lead listeners through the emotionally heavy thoughts of 6LACK. 6LACK jumps between singing R&B and… Read more

A R I Z O N A: ‘Cold Nights // Summer Days’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Jake Posner A R I Z O N A is a fairly new pop rock band who have one main album and many singles. Their main album, Gallery is a 38-minute exploration into several different vibes. From song to song, there is a shift from more upbeat and high energy pieces to slowed… Read more

Flor: ‘Come out. You’re hiding’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Fueled By Ramen Come out. You’re Hiding is the debut album for the new indie rock/electro pop group, Flor. Despite some songs being a faster “club” tempo, the vibe is still very light and warm. This music is the perfect music to listen to while doing other work due to its unobtrusiveness and… Read more

The 1975: ‘An Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ Album Review

Photo Credit: JAELYN HAWKEN, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is the third edgy installment to The 1975’s discography. Featuring the combination of 80s-esque synth patches and lyrical content pertaining to modern-day societal issues, there is a deeper theme than what is to be expected of a The 1975 album. The album… Read more

LANY: ‘Malibu Nights’ Album Review

Photo Credit: James Logan Courier LANY’s latest release of music brings struggle and heartbreak to forefront with Malibu Nights. This dreamy album deals with emotions that are an unfortunate reality for many people. After an intense tour, the group produced their second album in 45 days. LANY has captured the ears of fans since they… Read more

Ella Mai: Self Titled Album Review

Photo Credit: Jonathan Mannion U.K’s newest female R&B star Ella Mai is the kind of R&B musician this generation needs. Her self-titled debut album Ella Mai, delivers an authentic and refreshing soulful sound that is missing in today’s music industry.Picture 90’s trio SWV meets a young Janet Jackson type of vibe. Led by the love… Read more

Bazzi: ‘Cosmic’ Album Review

Photo Credit: AEG Presents / Warehouse Live Michigan native Bazzi’s 2018 debut release Cosmic is probably one of the most underrated LP’s of 2018. The album comes off of the mega success of universal breakout single “Mine” a seductive mid-tempo jam lovers around the globe fell in love with (The song even attracted the likes… Read more

Hayley Kiyoko: ‘Expectations’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Bryan Allen Lamb Former Disney alum turned pop diva Hayley Kiyoko is hailed by her diehard fans as the “Lesbian Jesus”. Kiyoko, who is openly gay, released her long-awaited debut LP Expectations in March of this year. The seductive mid-tempo track “Sleepover” and the light-hearted beat bopping “Curious” were both released as teasers… Read more