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While I grew up in an era where bachata was widely respected and appreciated, I learned that that was not always the case.

As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, it’s time to take out your swimsuit and vibe by the water with a playlist that matches the season. Whether you are lounging by the poolside, sunbathing at the beach, having a lazy afternoon or going to a late-night bonfire, the right music will elevate your […]

On March 1, 2024, Faye Webster released her fifth studio album, Underdressed at the Symphony, a genre-blending piece consisting of ten tracks. The album creates a dreamy, philosophical place, where Webster asks questions and confesses truths. Since June 2023, the singer-songwriter has been releasing the occasional single, teasing an upcoming era. Finally, earlier this year, […]

Now that spring has arrived, I wanted to share what songs I have been listening to on repeat! This playlist consists of some oldies but goodies!

Embrace the fiery spirit of Aries season with a playlist that inspires confidence, passion, and defiance. As the sign of the ram and the first sign of the zodiac, Aries embody headstrongness. Whether you’re an Aries yourself or simply looking to infuse some fire-sign intensity into your life, this playlist will help you channel Aries […]

South African star Tyla recently released her self-titled debut album TYLA, March 22, 2024, containing her hit songs “Water” and “Truth or Dare”. One could argue that Tyla has been repopularizing afro-beats and amapiano, especially considering the newly added Grammy category, “Best African Music Performance”, which Tyla was awarded with just this past February. The […]

How does a band with only one album from twenty three years ago still have 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify? This is the case for the band “The Moldy Peaches.” A leader in the “anti-folk” genre and a hit of the 2000s New York music scene, The Moldy Peaches disappeared after just one fully produced […]

It is no secret that sometimes we feel like we do not belong, and we need an escape from reality. This is no exception for the LGBT community, and this escape can sometimes come in the form of a woman hitting insane notes while singing the most relatable and healing lyrics. For the longest time, […]

The Queen of Pop is back. After a five-year music hiatus, Ariana Grande is back with her new album Eternal Sunshine. On March 8, 2024, Ariana Grande made her return to the music industry with her seventh studio album. A thirteen-track album, to which Billboard has described as “an intensely personal reflection on her divorce […]

OK, who wants some tea? Recently, I’ve been pining over someone. However, I’ve yet to make a move because I’m not sure if I’m ready for a relationship. I’m fine with the whole intimacy part, but the looming “this can end at any moment” thing doesn’t sound fun. So naturally, I made a playlist of […]

Making way for bluebonnets to bloom, Houston’s famous rodeo season ends as springtime begins. As the cowboy boots go back in many Houstonians closets, the Texas pride remains present. Undeniably a part of that pride, country music lives on through the open lands of Texas. Warming up to the genre might take some time for some, […]

Alexander Stewart constantly stands out for his heart-wrenching lyrics and strong instrumentals. His vulnerability wins crowds over, as he sings about all that may come with love: happiness, heartbreak and everything in between. On March 8, 2024, the artist released “broken by you,” a brand new single about the bittersweet anticipation of departing from a […]

Today, we will highlight some of my favorite R&B songs from each decade to truly appreciate the changes and progression of such a beautiful genre of music.

Wrapping up black history month, I wanted to discuss some of my favorite black musicians who have influenced me today. The pioneers who have paved the way.

Born Nemah Hasan, Palestinian-Canadian pop rock singer Nemahsis recently went viral for singing Lorde’s “Team” a capella over photos and videos of her country, beautifully capturing her people and her land’s strength and resistance. The cover compelled me to learn more about her, and I was entranced by her siren-like voice and moving lyrics. Though […]

This playlist is a compilation of my favorite songs from the Houston-based bands that keep the local music scene alive. All the bands on this list are currently active, and I’ve even had the privilege of seeing a lot of them live! While the bands on this list vary in genre, they are all united […]

Extraordinary levels of performance and innovation have cemented black creatives as indispensable figures in the music industry.

As 2014 nostalgia is running rampant on TikTok, this year brought us many good love songs. Many of these remain iconic today and evoke nostalgia of Gen Z’s younger teenage years. Listening to these love songs this Valentine’s day will surely bring good vibes to the day. 1. “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay […]

February is Black History Month, where we celebrate the contributions made by Black Americans in various fields. As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s essential we recognize the impact of Black musicians on the music industry and pop culture today. While June is designated as African American Music Appreciation Month, it’s never a bad time […]

Last year, there was a period in time when all my favorite songs were titled “Satellite.” I have chosen to rank them to determine my favorite one.


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