Ella Boyd SC ’21 provides a playlist of 5 songs for any romantic scenario, from love to lust to heartbreak. “Love’s intricacies and realities shouldn’t be ignored; after all, the experiences of yearning, heartbreak, confusion, nerves and sensuality are intertwined with love,” she writes.
Music columnist Kyla Walker PO ’22 examines the allure of Billie Eilish in a time of anxiety and uncertainty for Generation Z. “Eilish and her music speaks to a generation that has grown up in chaos amidst 9/11, school shootings and imminent climate change,” she writes.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’21 talks musician Griff Washburn’s project Goth Babe and how Washburn’s relaxed lifestyle reflects in his music. “Goth Babe proves music can be meaningful and fun, but most of all, that life can be fun, and music can be the way to that reality,” she writes.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’21 pens an ode to the Chicago alternative rock band Wilco and their new release, “Ode to Joy.” “Filled with their signature stripped down songs, soft vocals and haunting lyrics, Wilco continues to create meaningful music that’s sure to stand the test of time,” she writes.
Kyla Walker PO ’22 contrasts the introspective, intimate quality of bedroom pop to the collaborative spirit of garage band music.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’22 explores the fluidity of TNIGHT’s sound in their latest releases and what it means for EDM.
Music columnist Kyla Walker PO ’22 investigates if rock and roll has gotten lost in the waves of the new music of the twenty-first century.
In this week’s music column, Ella Boyd SC ’22 reviews Jenny Hval’s album “The Practice of Love,” praising it for its soulful lyrics and multi-faceted portrayal of love. “Hval reminds us that love does not always need to be an extravagant, ring-on-the-finger, mind-blowing, orgasmic, romantic experience. Love can be mundane, and still be beautiful and just as worthwhile.”
In this week’s music column, Kyla Walker PO ’22 discusses the relevance of formal education in music composition. She writes, “The absence of music theory should not invalidate [modern] artists’ work.”