(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

“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

“Pare De Sufrir” by Jarina De Marco & Esty

Eclectic pop-based, yet genre-bending laced artists Jarina De Marco and Esty come together on latest single “Pare De Sufrir,” an empowering dance track fueled by the freeing nature of leaving bad love behind. Blending their keen sense of avant garde fashion and mastery of fusion sounds, the Dominican duo combine their magical forces to produce … Read more“Pare De Sufrir” by Jarina De Marco & Esty

“eat ur greens” by Gayathri Krishnan

“eat ur greens featuring SisterCody was inspired by Louise Haye a motivational speaker and author. Through her tapes and books, she has inspired me to make positive changes in my life. My mother introduced me to her to help me take steps towards accepting and loving myself. The intention for this track was so that people could listen … Read more“eat ur greens” by Gayathri Krishnan

“Think of You” by Estereomance

Inspired by the tumultuous era of pandemic separation, “Think Of You” serves as a silky, sonic love letter that soothes the pains of distance through electric synths, sultry vocals and an imagined romantic dance floor made for estranged lovers.  Written through a period of shelter in place, the band explored the core feelings that an … Read more“Think of You” by Estereomance

“Gardenia Dreams” by Estereomance

“Gardenia Dreams” presents a bilingual poppy and upbeat track laced with a sunny disposition. The song showcases an evolution for the band as artists and people, who have taken their respective time in quarantine to push the frontiers of their exploration from their production, sound and language use.  On their latest, hazy dream-pop overtones are … Read more“Gardenia Dreams” by Estereomance

“LUV U A LIL BIT” by DACEY

“LUV U A LIL BIT” incorporates aspects of alternative R&B, lo-fi, and pop all wrapped up with heavy synths and bass strums to give it a genre-defying vibe. With nostalgic harmonies and brash samples, “LUV U A LIL BIT” is a confident, vulnerable release of post-breakup emotions.  “‘LUV U A LIL BIT is a song … Read more“LUV U A LIL BIT” by DACEY

(Issue 11) Music Feature: Myles Cameron

Interview by Sherin Nassar You want Myles Cameron to make it. He’s got talent- his latest work says it all- but there is something about his optimism that has you rooting for him. He has that fresh eye ready to take on the world spirit that you sometimes wonder if people just lose at 25. … Read more(Issue 11) Music Feature: Myles Cameron

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