Ashley Hagan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Every song on the artist’s new release transforms emotion into a story larger than life.
Vanessa Rivera, James Madison University
Jenny Han’s lesser-known trilogy undergoes a few subtle plot tweaks in its transformation from beloved summer read to new TV adaptation.
Aly Walters, Michigan State University
The images do more than just make the music stand out; they can also signify the musician’s journey throughout their career and even tell a story of its own.
Meredith Granmayeh, Chapman University
The documentary successfully showcases the creative aspects of ‘SOUR’ but still leaves fans with unanswered questions.
The two lawsuits against the hit song ‘Levitating’ reflect how the music copyright cases are not as straightforward or fair as they might appear.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Canadian artist has directed the videos of many renowned recording artists and it’s time you familiarize yourself with her fantastical artistry.
Illusion Ventura, Whittier College
The American emo pop-punk band first made their mark on the music industry in the mid-2000s, but the group has been relatively quiet ever since — until now.
For Gen Z, it’s hard to imagine a time when the comedy-horror film wasn’t a cultural phenomenon, but it’s taken a long time for it to get to where it is today.
Daniela Saffran, Rollins College
Rather than focus on happier themes, popular music today seems to want to embrace the melancholy.
Olivia Wisse, Hofstra University
Unresolved plot points, a competition gone wrong and a missing starlet contribute to the failure of “HSMTMS” to live up to its debut season.
Darby Williams, University of Michigan
As attempts to assuage public fears regarding the shot fail, the CDC resorts to the oldest trick in the book: celebrity endorsement.
Zach Terrillion, Oberlin College
The Disney+ TV show starring Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett illustrates that real drama can negatively impact fake art.
Sydney Smith, University of Pittsburgh
The patronizing criticisms of many female pop stars demonstrate a consistent theme: We really love to loath young women, don’t we?
Jayar Brenner, Michigan State University
Although this ‘Sour’ song is a smash hit, it includes some ableist language that needs to be addressed.
Mariam Nasief, Columbia University
This rising star’s debut album leaves behind a genealogy of all the other artists who influenced it, ranging from Paramore to Taylor Swift.
Kelsi Karpinski, Michigan State University
This Disney star and up-and-coming musician has become an inspiration with the release of her debut album, which explores anger, jealousy and heartbreak in a variety of genres.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
Chloe Noone’s feature on the remix of the song ‘parents’ showcases how crucial TikTok is for the careers of aspiring artists.
The new song is another hit from the young artist, who continues to find inspiration from music legends like Lorde and Taylor Swift.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
The renowned success of the track provides another example of the public’s obsession with the real-life romantic drama behind many popular songs.
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