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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Is pop music dying or just reinventing itself?

The mid-2010s found the musical world beginning to shift from pop for the first time in years. Hip-hop and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) took control of the charts. To get listeners back on their side, many pop stars found themselves reinventing their sound, deviating from genre traditions and separating from the pack.

Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ on Disney+ steps in the right direction

The fifth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Disney+ venture, “Hawkeye’s” release date feels important, more so than just because of its timely Christmas themes.

Adele’s ’30’ explores singer’s divorce, heartbreak and raising a child following...

In true Adele fashion, the 12-track project is filled with yearnings of love and wanting to be loved. Yet, with this album, she dives deeper into the abyss of self-realization and reflection.

Silk Sonic drops an ‘album of the summer,’ but just in...

It’s hard to imagine two Grammy-winning artists developing this much chemistry as quickly as Silk Sonic members Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars. Originally formed as a passion project between the two friends, Silk Sonic blossomed when .Paak opened on part of Mars’ “24k Magic” tour in 2017.

Chloe Zhao’s ‘Eternals’ falls flat, stuck surrounded with political controversy and...

In the days leading up to its Nov. 5 release, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) newest film “Eternals” already found itself embroiled in controversy. The featuring of MCU’s first gay couple and first-ever sex scene led to bans in several countries and “Eternals” is currently among entertainment giant’s worst received movies.

Summer Walker confronts romantic relationship controversy heads-on with “Still Over It”

“Still Over It” comes on the heels of her break up with producer and ex-boyfriend, London. The two dated on and off since 2019 and officially broke up early in 2021.

Who killed it? The best looks from Halloween 2021

In preview of the spookiest night of the year, here are some of the season’s killer looks so far.

Denis Villeneuve’s mega-success ‘Dune’ explores intergalactic world, meant to be seen...

Denis Villeneuve’s newest film “Dune” is an adaptation to Frank Herbert’s quintessential science fiction novel of the same name. Other filmmakers such as David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to capture the notoriously difficult grandeur that this novel encompasses. Yet, Villeneuve most captures Herbert’s original vision — one that puts nature at the forefront, like a character with a mind of its own. At the same time, one that captures the political implications that humankinds’ intent at dominion over it entails.

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Blue Bannisters’ rejects personas, dives deep into personal...

The heavy usage of personas defined her early work. Lacking the larger-than-life, drugged-out socialite or the obsession with American fashion and culture of the fifties and sixties, her eighth album severs these influences for more personal tones.

JoJo’s standout EP ‘try not to think about it’ delves into...

Singer Johanna “JoJo” Levesque has been killing it since 2004 — and her new EP, “trying not to think about it” proves she is only getting better.

Young Thug proves his worth as a hip-pop rockstar on ‘Punk’

After teasing it for years, Thugger did not disappoint and made this masterpiece worth the wait. “Punk” includes unexpected, iconic collaborations with the late Juice WRLD and Mac Miller, as well as J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Doja Cat, to name a few.

A modern, pop dance party playlist for Halloween

Below is a selection of modern, pop, party-ready bangers to turn up this year’s costume party. Whether it’s the title or the lyrics, each song can be interpreted as spooky in some way. With this playlist full of blissful dance tracks and radio hits, you have no excuse to let your party fall flat.