Monday, January 24, 2022

Music

MEN’S FASHION IN MUSIC VIDEOS

TRENDS OVER THE YEARS Men’s fashion in music videos is often overlooked in comparison to that of female artists. There is a variety of iconic looks across multiple genres and male musicians have flaunted fashions that ranged from creative and experimental to reflective of their era while somehow being timelessly...

THE 2020 VMAs RECAP

WHO, WHAT, WEAR Needless to say, 2020 has been an adjustment period for all of us. The entertainment industry in particular has been a strange new normal to figure out. One major adjustment has been awards shows, which have had to halt or postpone their usual celebrity gatherings that fans...

CHARLES MINGUS: A PIONEER OF POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN MUSIC

Music can be an outlet of activism in almost any sense. Whether that be political activism or not, music is about storytelling, it is about singing the words that you may be too afraid to speak. Music provides a voice without the need to create the words. Finding a...

ARTIST TO WATCH

RAVEENA AURORA Who is Raveena? Originally from Queens, New York City, Raveena Aurora, mononymously known as Raveena, is an American R&B, pop, and experimental singer and songwriter. She has been writing songs since she was 13, but it was right after she graduated college that she wrote her debut EP, “Shanti,”...

HOW BLACK PEOPLE INFLUENCED POPULAR MUSIC GENRES

How Black People Influenced Popular Music Genres  For a very long time, Black culture and music have been a vital music inspiration for all genres of music from Country to Blues and Rock & Roll to house music.  Many modern popular music artists achieved great fame in their careers with...

MUSIC AS MEDICINE

THE SONGS OF RECOVERY I was sitting on a bench watching as grass and flowers flowed freely through the wind. My ears were covered by James Bay’s “Let It Go,”  the perfect breakup song in late 2018:  “So come on, let it go /  just let it be / why...

COVID-19 AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

THE UNFORSEEN CHANGES AND EFFECTS TO COME As a result of COVID-19, there is not a business in the world that has not been impacted — the music industry is no exception.  The lack of live concerts due to social distancing and quarantine caused the revenue to drastically decline.  Like...

VMA AWARDS BEING IN PERSON DESPITE COVID-19 CONCERNS

IT WILL BE A NICE DISTRACTION FROM SOCIETY'S NEW NORMAL. As the world continues to adapt to the necessary changes caused by this year’s coronavirus pandemic, live events have taken a particularly hard hit. Music festivals, concerts, and film releases have mostly gone virtual. However, one major exception is this...

AUGUST LUXE BEAUTY: SIOBHAN KENNON

Congratulations! What were your first thoughts when you found out you were going to be a featured Luxe Beauty? SIO: When I found out I would be a featured Luxe Beauty, I think I screamed. Which is sort of my tradition when great things happen. It was refreshing news to...

SONGS OF PROTEST

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME." For most people, music is an international language to speak and understand. On June 4th, 2020, N.B.C. News published a video on YouTube about protestors in Washington, D.C., singing 'Lean On Me," by Bill Withers. People protest to make their opinions heard...