A review of her sophomore album “Sling”.
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In a year dominated by isolation, loss and immense change, music was one of the few means that allowed us to escape from reality. I curated a playlist of 20 songs – of various genres – that helped me power through this historical year; operating under one rule: the songs had to be released during 2020.
“American Idiot” was written and released during George W. Bush’s presidency, a time laced with fear post 9/11. In the title song “American Idiot,” Green Day sings about war propaganda and how America is “one nation controlled by the media, Information Age of hysteria.” Even in the early 2000s, opinion was greatly influenced by the various media floating through American’s democracy.
Natalie Mering, who uses the stage name Weyes Blood, released “Titanic Rising” in April 2019. It is the 32-year-old’s fourth studio album. Since its release, the aforementioned problems associated with climate change have worsened, but the COVID-19 pandemic began as well, bringing with it fundamental changes in society and contributing to worsening mental health across all age groups.
In a recent interview, Miley Cyrus sat down with Joe Rogan to talk about relationships, drugs, music, celebrity status and mental health. Miley discusses her changing image, specifically in regards to her 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) performance. The discussion highlights the sexism that she faced during filming and her efforts to defend her unique artistic vision.
We live in a tumultuous time where politicians of powerful countries are against immigrants. Policies are placed to disrupt the lives of minorities, the people who make up the core of nations.
The breeziness of the song may seem like it is an easygoing R&B jam, but the lyrics indicate something darker: “I was into you from the beginning even if you wasn’t mine/Scared to admit my shortcomings led to overdraft in this affair, declining.” Losing her way in an unrequited love affair is something SZA knows all too well.
With over 35 million followers and 1 billion likes, it is no surprise that when D’Amelio wanted to break out of the TikTok box and enter the music industry, people wanted to listen. But, I don’t think anyone thought it would actually be good, or at least I did not.