“Home” by Sophia Spero

“Home” written and performed by Sophia Spero is a pop song with a long history. The song is about the difficulties of recovering from a toxic platonic relationship. After struggling to express herself, artist Sophia Spero decided to sit down at 1 a.m. on a Friday and write about what came to mind. Eventually, this … Read more“Home” by Sophia Spero

“Bassman Fuzz” by TITA

Guatemalan singer/songwriter Tita will shares a single “Bassman Fuzz” that provides listeners with a new, eccentric sound in anticipation of the release of her debut album Mundo Cruel, due later this year. Marking her first track in English, the artist delves into fresh sounds of upbeat bubblegum synth-pop. Inspired by moving in new directions, the … Read more“Bassman Fuzz” by TITA

“Venturathegay, Moving and Shaking In His Own Way” by Ania Holland

“When you allow yourself to share your voice, experiences, and music with the world, you attract people looking to help, collaborate, fund, but most importantly support the work you are doing,” Venturathegay says.  “What you give, you get back” is more than just a quotable saying for Ventura. It is a lived experience for the … Read more“Venturathegay, Moving and Shaking In His Own Way” by Ania Holland

(Issue 13) Music Feature: Cisco Swank

Brooklyn Boys Do It Better: Into the Mind of Cisco Swank Interview and Photography by Joana Meurkens We all know that overwhelming feeling when we are in the presence of greatness, when we know when the artist sitting in front of us has the potential to make a remarkable impact, and when their work transcends … Read more(Issue 13) Music Feature: Cisco Swank

The U.S Underfunds Education and Dominates Entertainment: Conscious Consumption of Art Has Taught Me More Than Public School by Trinity Townsend

Illustration by iggdeh The United States education system has been in an era of decline since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007. With the federal government struggling to keep itself afloat at the time, various areas received funding cuts and education was one of the areas most impacted. Although the economy has improved … Read moreThe U.S Underfunds Education and Dominates Entertainment: Conscious Consumption of Art Has Taught Me More Than Public School by Trinity Townsend

“Somebody Loves You” by Daniella Faith

New Jersey based singer-songwriter Daniella Faith shares her debut EP, Somebody Loves You, which she entirely wrote and produced. Drawing from her influences of soft rock and neo-soul, Daniella Faith uses this EP as a medium for introspection and encouragement. Honing her songwriting skills since the age of 3, Daniella’s adept abilities can be heard … Read more“Somebody Loves You” by Daniella Faith

The Meritable Mind of Miranda Del Sol By Ania Holland

“I’m in the process of brainstorming and assessing what’s happened, learning to be more intentional. So much of what’s happened so far has been very on the fly, just me trying things, but they have real consequences, like for example, calling myself “Latina Bedroom Pop Princess.” Miranda Del Sol acknowledges.  “I’m practically a figment of … Read moreThe Meritable Mind of Miranda Del Sol By Ania Holland

“Golden Linings” by Ralitsa-Kona Kalfas

I wrote “Golden Linings” nearly two years ago in April of 2020. At a time where I, like most others, was made to turn inward because of lockdown and the world’s shift. This song is about my journey to releasing toxic positivity, surrendering to vulnerability, and acknowledging all parts of myself; Recognizing self-acceptance can’t be … Read more“Golden Linings” by Ralitsa-Kona Kalfas

“Costumbres” by Hunters of the Alps

Hunters of the Alps, the moniker of Miami based indie-alternative act Mario Giancarlo Garibaldi, has come into the new year with celebration via a delicate dream-synth, bossa nova inspired cover of legendary singer Juan Gabriel’s famed classic “Costumbres.” The song, which has long been covered by many greats from its popularization by Rocio Durcal to … Read more“Costumbres” by Hunters of the Alps

Horror and Hysteria in Hip Hop: the Use of Music as a Way to Reclaim the Demonization of Blackness by Trinity Townsend

Illustration by Andrea Miranda Music and theatrical performance have gone hand-in-hand for as long as entertainment has been a pastime for humans. Melodies paired with visuals enhance the emotions of a film and when done correctly, music can bring a film to life. By a creator tapping into our brains audio and visual sensory receptors, … Read moreHorror and Hysteria in Hip Hop: the Use of Music as a Way to Reclaim the Demonization of Blackness by Trinity Townsend

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