Image: Kevin Mazur / Getty In October 2019, super-celebrity and contemporarily born-again Christian Kanye West dropped his ninth solo album, the strictly gospel Jesus Is King. Coming off a fully public spiritual awakening, West had enlisted the help of his Sunday Service Choir to produce his interpretation of the gospel. While fans weren’t entirely surprised […]
Scottish group Chvrches have been at the forefront of synthpop since their formation in Glasgow in the early 2010s, with each release since 2013’s The Bones of What You Believe sonically encapsulating diverse eras, themes, and subgenres in electronic music. Now, in 2021, just as I’ve grown more mature since that time, I realize that […]
Eighteen is a consequential age; it marks the border between youth and adulthood, between adolescent angst and alleged independence. Blue Hawk Records, the student-run record label at Monmouth University, wanted to capture that transitory stage and spirit in the mood and music of its 18th compilation EP, aptly titled Eighteen.
At certain unexpected times in our lives, some of us experience life-changing personal catastrophes; the kind of catastrophes that cause us to fundamentally reinvent ourselves, learning to live as a person affected by such traumas.
About two months ago, an internet trend called the “Silhouette Challenge” stormed every platform. People ran to make videos with red backdrop lights to a mash up of Paul Anka’s “Put Your Head on My Shoulders,” which smoothly transitioned into Doja Cat’s “Freak” and “Streets”. This unlikely pairing of songs, one being a classic pop song from the 1950s and the other from a rapper’s album in 2019, blew up because of TikTok.
Prolific composer, lyricist, actor, and award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is perhaps best known for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, which he created and starred in.
The six Jones siblings—George (21), Isabel (20), Adam (18), Emily (16), Eliana (14), and Jack (13)—grew up in the suburbs of Geneva, Illinois, just an hour away from the Windy City. It was here that they began pursuing music, going to piano lessons, taking performing arts classes at their local community college, playing in their school talent shows, and ultimately starting a family band. Originally called Summer Monkeys, the band has since changed their name to SM6.
Blue Hawk Records’ 18th compilation album is getting closer to completion. A lot has been going on these last few weeks with setting up the album, including successful recording sessions on March 10, March 17 and March 24. There is one more studio session with two artists left to record.
Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music, tragically lost her life at the cusp of her career. On March 31st, 1995, the late singer got shot by Yolanda Salidvar, friend and president of her fan club, and 26 years later her legacy lives on.