Ella Jane shares debut EP ‘This Is Not What It Looks Like’

Content warning: This article briefly mentions body dysmorphia. Most everybody knows someone from high school who had big dreams about becoming a successful singer-songwriter. Ella Jane is what those high school dreams are made of. A girl from a community that seemed to convince her, as so many do, that “no one pursues anything creative […]

Girl in Red fills the silence with debut ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’

In her debut album "If I Could Make It Go Quiet," Girl in Red develops her sound and reflects on love and mental illness with an edge and a sense of humor.

Revisiting the music of ‘Game of Thrones’ 10 years later

Thanks to the award-winning talents of composer Ramin Djawadi, the show’s original score is as much a part of the series as its main characters are. Characterized by twisting string melodies and pounding drums, very often in a minor key, the show’s soundtrack has become iconic.

Weekender: Melt discusses lives as student-musicians and new ‘West Side Highway’ EP

Gabriel explained how he and Stewart-Frommer “piecemealed the band together” during their senior year of high school, bringing in their friend Shankweiler and some of the musicians she knew to perform the first song that Stewart-Frommer and Gabriel had ever written together — “Sour Candy.” Hearing them laugh about the original idea for the band’s name, “Toast,” made it clear that the foundation for Melt is the friendship which started the band and holds it together still.

‘KG0516’ is Karol G’s reclamation of reggaeton

“KG0516” begins with a pop-reggaeton fusion in “Déjalos Que Miren,” a love ballad presumably directed at her ex-fiancée Anuel AA, another famous Reggaeton musician. From there, the album quickly evolves into one characterized by female empowerment, which seemingly reflects Karol G’s own journey to the top of the music world.

Lana Del Rey doesn’t capture brilliance in ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’

With her voice softer and instrumentation simpler than ever, Lana Del Rey has returned. On March 19, the Los Angeles indie rock singer cast off the weight of numerous controversies before and after the making of her Grammy-nominated album “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” (2019) and released “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” (2021).

On-campus arts students, professors respond to COVID-19 with resilience

It’s been just over a year since COVID-19 shut down Tufts. Amid the initial pandemic panic, educators and students were forced to quickly adapt to a virtual environment — something especially difficult for the university’s arts groups and programs. The Daily spoke with multiple professors and students involved in the arts about the transition to online formats.

Here’s why you should watch ‘Riverdale’

No show has ever created comedy — willingly or, in the case of "Riverdale," unwillingly — of the type demonstrated here. It is genuinely hilarious. Sitting and watching "Riverdale” with a group of friends on Teleparty became the perfect quarantine activity since the show’s wacky plot, and even weirder characters, seemed to be the only thing more insane than 2020.

Pearl Charles finds magic in her mirror’s image

“Magic Mirror” is a welcome cup of nostalgia chased down with innovation. Seemingly the love child of music from such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Kacey Musgraves, Abba and many of the greats that emerged from Laurel Canyon during the ’60s and ’70s, Pearl Charles’ clear voice gently shines over the tracks and breathes sentiment into her characteristically vibrant, cosmic-country guitar warbling and disco keyboarding.

The ‘Man on the Moon’ returns

Two massive albums dropped on the night of Dec. 11, 2020. Though many may have gone straight to Taylor Swift’s “Evermore,” “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen” was the true gem.  Thirty-seven-year-old Cleveland native Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, known as Kid Cudi, is simply a musical genius. Some of his songs are soulful and […]