Jake Sanders, Rhodes College
How an artist, who is almost as likable as he is talented, found a natural home in the music industry with his raw passion.
Joy Young, Chapman University
The powerful pop sensation’s debut album is a nod to the chaos and dreaminess of youth.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
In the first half of her sophomore record, the singer-songwriter has taken control of her own narrative, exploring a wide variety of musical genres.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
Ella Jane’s latest single is a reflection of her talent and cements her as an artist to watch out for in 2021.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
Known for his funny YouTube videos and being one half of comedy music duo Tiny Meat Gang, the entertainer is stepping out with some more serious music.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
The R&B icon’s memoir is a story chronicled by a woman who has known brokenness and imprisonment, but has found her light at the end of the tunnel.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
At just 20 years old, the singer-songwriter passionately weaves lyrics about teenage romance and heartbreak into her debut EP.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
The singer’s latest album, an unexpected surprise from isolation, is an ode to storytelling with empathetic lyrics and mystical sounds.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Minneapolis-born country-folk artist uses his music to create narratives worth sharing.
Asha MacKay, Wellesley College
The up-and-coming artist shares her distinctive voice and style with her livestreamed performances and new EP, ‘Otherside.’
Rebecca McKinley Parsons, Wake Forest University
Long pushed out of the spotlight in favor of performers, songwriters are finally getting to be the center of attention.
Sam Kasierski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In an industry with an abundance of mainstream talent, Allison Altschiller is paving her own way through music.
Nola Hynes Brody, University of Houston-Victoria
Burg, a music industry major who mixes R&B, soul, indie and folk in his songs, is releasing the second part of his three-part EP series in May.
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Puth’s promotional singles hint at a more mature, yet promising sophomore debut.
Samantha Jorgens, Central Michigan University
Travel and daily interactions with people inspire this Boston University student’s music.
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