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“Lunch Break” – Bléu

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Fresno-based indie artist Bléu just dropped “Lunch Break,” and I’ve been vibing to it ever since. Bléu’s smooth and warm voice over a relaxed, balanced beat matched with an alluring melody, enticing flow, and relatable lyrics about life and desires create an incredibly chill song that draws you in and keeps you there, head bopping from beginning to end. In short, “Lunch Break” is a refreshing sound that is perfect…

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Song of the Month: “Sundream” by RÜFÜS DU SOL

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My song of the month is “Sundream” by RÜFÜS DU SOL. Today is officially the first day of summer, and I felt that “Sundream” was a great song to usher in the season. RÜFÜS, known as RÜFÜS DU SOL in North America, is a alternative dance group from Sydney, Australia. A House EDM track, “Sundream” is upbeat yet smooth – things I hope my summer to be. Enjoy.…

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Song of the Month: “Airmail Special” by Ella Fitzgerald

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My song of the month is “Airmail Special” by Ella Fitzgerald. Last week held Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday; but before I knew that I heard this song for the first time two weeks ago (and I haven’t stopped listening since). I watched Jacquelin Harris and Megan Jakel of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dance Artistic Director Robert Battle’s Ella to a live recording of “Airmail Special.” Battle originally choreographed the ballet…

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Song of the Month: “Blue” by Willow Beats

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My song of the month is “Blue” by Willow Beats. Willow Beats, an Australian uncle-niece duo, released “Blue” in 2014. The most popular track on their sophomore EP Alchemy, “Blue” is a delicate, featherweight-sounding electronic number. I’ve been listening to this song for years, and whenever I hear it, I think of light, dance, and girl wearing a blue dress. Enjoy.…

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Song of the Month: “Imagine” by Pentatonix

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My song of the month is “Imagine” by Pentatonix. I wouldn’t usually choose songs by the same artist(s) twice in a row, but this is an exception. Earlier this month, Pentatonix released a video and cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” to announce their upcoming album, PTX, Vol. IV – Classics. Pentatonix delivered an incredibly amazing arrangement. I especially love how the it opens up towards the end with explosively beautiful…

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Song of the Month: “Valentine” by Pentatonix

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My song of the month is “Valentine” by Pentatonix. A few years ago, Pentatonix covered this song originally by Jessie Ware & Sampha with a swooning arrangement. My favourite thing about this arrangement is the simultaneous singing of three sets of lyrics. Also, Mitch’s voice, as always, sounds divine. Happy Valentine’s Day!…

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Song of the Month: “My World Needs You” by Kirk Franklin ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, and Tamela Mann

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My song of the month is “My World Needs You” by Kirk Franklin featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, and Tamela Mann. I chose this song because I am a Christian, and it pains me to see so much darkness in this world. The darkness isn’t new at all, but so much seems to be happening so quickly, most recently Trump’s Muslim ban. To see so much hate, injustice, and indifference…

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Song of the Month: “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange

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My song of the month is “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange. I know I just wrote a review of A Seat at the Table last month, but I can’t pretend like I haven’t been listening and re-listening to the album nonstop since its release. “Cranes in the Sky” is probably my favourite track on the album. The song is airy, delicate, and pretty; but the subject matter is heavy. With a sound…

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Song of the Month: “Autumn Leaves” by Leslie Odom Jr.

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My song of the month is “Autumn Leaves” by Leslie Odom Jr. from his self-titled debut album. Leslie Odom Jr. is an actor and singer who has performed on Broadway, television, and film who is probably best-known for playing Aaron in the musical Hamilton, a performance for which he won this year’s Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. “Autumn Leaves” is a very popular song that has been…

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