Each year, all of us at the Press look back on the long summer break and try out best to pick out the music that defined the season for us. Here are our songs for the summer.
As I sit here writing almost a year later, the United Nations is gearing up for its Climate Action Summit. It just so happens another artistic relic from (I guess this is some sort of magic number) 48 years ago is coming to mind today.
Black, Latino and LGBT communities have used music and dance as a coping and articulation mechanism for the painful condition of disenfranchisement. For black victims of Apartheid South Africa, it was the Afro-synth bubblegum disco that ignited activism.
Joe Keery, better known as Steve “The Hair” Harrington, released his debut solo album on September 13, under the moniker “Djo.”
The Jonas Brothers are back, and they’ve had sex!
At 14 years old, Eilish gathered a sizeable fan base following the release of her viral song “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud in 2017. From there she’s broken the status quo of typical pop stars with her baggy designer clothes, chunky sneakers and horror-themed music videos filled with overflowing black tears, stabbing needles and spiders crawling all over her body.
On Thursday, April 11, Stony Brook University hosted its annual Brookfest concert, which included performances from rappers Lil Skies, Aminè and A$AP Ferg. This year’s Brookfest was able to make up for the canceled Ashanti show because the Undergraduate Student Government brought big-name performers that drew crowds.
“A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” the third studio album by the 1975, tells the millennial narrative of being cripplingly lonely, despite being constantly connected to others through phone screens. A postmodern society living amongst advanced technology that has ruined their lives. It reminds me of “Black Mirror,” but as an album.