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Why Me

Why Me

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

October 1, 2015


Filed under Song of the Week

Known for her collaboration with Clean Bandit in "Rather Be", Jesse Glynne released her first album "I Cry When I Laugh" Sept. 11. Right off the bat "Why Me" has a steady beat to introduce Glynne's vocals and Rhianna immediately came into mind. Her vibrato at the end of each lyric was just the right...

Nocturnal

Nocturnal

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

September 30, 2015


Filed under Song of the Week

Off the duo's latest album "Cartcal" featuring multiple well known artists such as Lorde, Sam Smith, Miguel and more, this six minute song by Disclosure has it's ups and downs. The song starts off with a resonating beat that keeps your feet tapping through Abel Tesfaye's, aka The Weekend's, entrance....

Tired of Talking

Tired of Talking

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2015


Filed under Song of the Week

Swedish artist LÉON's debut single "Tired of Talking" honestly had me tired of listening after about two repeats. Within the first verse I truly enjoyed her voice which has a unique undertone however when it came to the chorus the constant snapping and overused falsetto made my head spin, not in a good...

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2015


Filed under Song of the Week

Potentially known for working with Birdy on the single "Let It All Go", David Rhodes with stage name RHODES released his debut album "Wishes" Sept. 18. Full of an everlasting build up of notes through vocals by the end of phrases, "Close Your Eyes" is one of many pop ballads by Rhodes. While the chorus...

Song of the day

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2015


Filed under Song of the Week

Starting Sept. 28 a new song will be up and posted along with a quick description/review sometime throughout the day. The artist of the track and the album it's off of will be underneath the post along with a link to iTunes. This is a collaboration from the Black and White Staff.

VMAs 2015 recap

VMAs 2015 recap

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The MTV Video Music Awards are hardly ever uneventful, and Sunday was no different. Aug. 30 was a wild night that included a crying Justin Bieber, campaign announcements and Miley Cyrus being Miley Cyrus. Getting Miley to be the host of the VMAs was already condemning the show to scandal. Cyrus was...