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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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Song of the Month: “Tennis Court” by Lorde (Flume Remix)

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My song of the month is “Tennis Court” by Lorde (Flume Remix). The song and its remix are a few years old, released in 2013 and 2014, respectively; but I’ve been playing Flume’s masterful remix a lot this month. Australian producer Flume enhances the New Zealander’s song with ethereal synths, limber beats, and manipulated bass tones that flood forward and sharply rush back underneath Lorde’s stretched vocals.  The six-minute do-over…

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Song of the Month: “Losin Control” by Russ

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My song of the month is “Losin Control” by Russ. Russ is a hip-hop artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. “Losin Control” dropped last year, and it’s about a woman fighting against falling in love because of her trust issues from past relationships. The visuals in the music video are a little dark, but pretty cool; however, the music video came under fire for plagiarizing Polish electronic group RYSY’s music video…

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