WILLOW sets a calm and comfortable tone for new fans on ‘empathogen’

Share: In the midst of the diverse dosage of music that has been released in the last few weeks, it’s easy for some worthwhile projects to get lost in the shuffle. Scouring the internet to make sure I didn’t miss a thing, I found myself stumbling across some hidden gems that wouldn’t normally be in my go-to playlists. Being mostly unfamiliar with WILLOW’s discography, the single that came my way first was “run!” and it latched onto me impersonating a warm welcome into enjoying a …

‘Tortured Poets’ succeeds with emotional story of two heartbreaks

Share: For the average person, releasing a double album after a year filled with a record-breaking tour and movie combo, and a triage of high-profile relationships ending and beginning sounds like hell on earth, but not if you’re Taylor Swift. Swift’s latest whopping 31-track release “The Tortured Poets Department” and its sister “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology” highlight a new but also not-so-new stage of her stardom, the double breakup album. Coming out just under two years after her last big release “Midnights” (which …

The ‘Big Three’ beef is heating up and Drake just won round one

Share: The first round of the ‘Big Three’ beef has concluded and in a span of one month, we got three albums, two diss tracks (kind of), and one participant turned casualty. Coming into the fight there was a wide consensus that Drake for some reason was at the bottom of the pole, but after this preliminary round, it’s time to throw that list away and actually get it right this time. What reignited the Cold War feud into the fiery onslaught it is now …

Hozier’s new EP ‘Unheard’ is too sweet to pass on

Share: Hozier’s newly released EP, “Unheard,” has taken hold of his fans and the internet in the best way possible. The release of this new ep has showcased a new, unexpected kind of writing and sound from Hozier that fans haven’t seen before.  Displaying his perspective of real-world issues through his songs as well as a new perspective on love, his usual muse for his music, Hozier composes such unique and extraordinary pieces that deserve their own spotlight in this EP.  The collection of his …

Trap legends Metro and Future separate from the competition on ‘We Don’t Trust You’

Share: As if there was any doubt of who the best producer is in music right now, Metro Boomin came in again and supplied Future with the instrumentals to present one of the most bullet-proof trap albums in the new age of rap. There’s not much to complain about on this project but there is a whole lot to dissect and review. From the surplus of beat switches, hidden features, and blatant disses, “We Don’t Trust You” checks off the boxes of being an exciting …

Growing up is not a ‘Bad Idea Right?’

Share: When the magic fades away, the world looks the other way. This is the case with many ex-Disney stars and how their rise to fame is flooded by criticism as they grow up and make a name for themselves away from the image attached to the company.  Olivia Rodrigo, who at 18 years old became pop’s brightest new hope. Recently she released her newest album, “GUTS” which was followed by a fair amount of indignation from parents who reject this new ‘rowdy’ Olivia Rodrigo …

The ‘Carnival’ is inevitable, so don’t judge fans for Kanye’s circus act

Share: Kanye’s tour is coming. Don’t know when, and definitely don’t know how, but it’s coming. After he gets out of the social prison of cancellation someone you know will be attending. And when they do, they shouldn’t get criticism for wanting to witness one of the greatest artists perform. As of late there isn’t really too much to discuss regarding Mr. West, no questionable or wild statements. The most we’ve heard from him is from the recent collaboration album “Vultures 1” with singer Ty …

The Grammys continue to be the low note in the music award system

Share: With the Billboards Awards ending earlier this month and the Grammys right around the corner, the conversation of musical snubs and robberies has taken the front seat again on social media. The company and academy just can’t seem to escape the noise, but it’s not like they really care either. The Grammys have long been claimed and respected to be the highest award system possible for anything music-related. But for the past decade, social media as a whole has had endless complaints about their …

Kendrick, Tyler, and SZA ignite a fire at Camp Flog Gnaw

Share: While Baseball season may have just ended, Dodger Stadium was once again the place to be this Veterans Day weekend. For the first time this decade, Camp Flog Gnaw has returned to Elysian Park and it seemed like every performer on the lineup showed up with a mission to make up for lost time. Camp Flog Gnaw is a music festival founded by artist Tyler, The Creator over a decade ago, in 2012. With every passing year the attendance and popularity has grown, making …

‘Era’s Tour’ captures the intimate concert experience on the big screen

Share: It’s March of 2023, and life is not great. A slew of personal issues and the fact that I had missed out on tickets to Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “Eras Tour” had me feeling really bummed. But one day while out with my family I heard the magic words that every Swiftie wanted to hear, “Congratulations! You got tickets to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour!” To say I was ecstatic wouldn’t properly convey everything running through my head. Fast forward to Aug 4, and …