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The Mission Statement

Photo by Kay Isabedra Hello again. As you may have noticed, we've taken a break from posting over the last month or so. It wasn't exactly my intention, but I was feeling very uninspired and at a loss towards the content I was creating. And then the inauguration happened. And after that, the Women's March. I…

“Praying”: The Return of Kesha

by Nick Wilmer  Four years since the release of her last effort, the EP Deconstructed, Kesha has finally returned with new music. "Praying", a piano laced, rock inspired ballad, takes the singer-songwriter into a new direction. Its lyrics, which speak of searching for a sign from God to keep living, are the most powerful from any…

Harry Styles’ New Direction

by Nick Wilmer After five years as a member of the phenomenon that is One Direction, Harry Styles released his highly anticipated debut solo album, Harry Styles, on May 12. The lead single, "Sign of the Times", shocked audiences around the globe. Who would have expected one of the decade's biggest pop acts release a glam-rock inspired ballad,…

Last Week in Mainstream

by Nick Wilmer On Monday, Billboard announced the nominees of their 24th annual Billboard Music Awards. Drake leads with 22 nods, followed by Twenty One Pilots with 17, Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with 13, and Beyoncé with 8. The show will air on May 21 on ABC. Tuesday brought two shocking announcements, with Kendrick…

This Week in Mainstream 

by Nick Wilmer  Last Sunday, the family of Christina Grimmie, a singer-songwriter and contestant on The Voice who was tragically murdered last summer, released an animated music video to "Invisible", the lead single from Grimmie's upcoming posthumous album. The video was a beautiful tribute to Grimmie, as it depicted her as a super hero. Taken from…

Going Back to the Wilderness

(Photo Via @amnthewilderness on Instagram) Andrew McMahon is a man of many names. Few will know him as a member of the band Something Corporate, some as the frontman of Jack’s Mannequin, but buy and large, most will know him as himself, possibly with “in the Wilderness” tacked on the end. McMahon has been present…