Wednesday, June 28

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)
(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist.
 (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist.
 (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Third-year biochemistry student Rico Lomarda recorded his first EP in the walk-in closet of his Westwood apartment. He released the EP titled “Love or Something” in January with the student-run record label Landing 8 Records, which he helped start during his freshman year. His influences. including singers Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, are reflected in the EP's first upbeat and groovy song "Breathe,” he said. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Student turns closet into studio to record EP about reality of love

Rico Lomarda emerged from his apartment’s closet with a guitar in hand, having finished working on his songs for six hours straight. The musician’s closet doubles as his studio – the place where he finished recording and producing his four-song debut EP “Love or Something.” Lomarda, a third-year biochemistry student, performs under the stage name Rico Loma and released his EP “Love or Something” in January. Read more...

Third-year biochemistry student Rico Lomarda recorded his first EP in the walk-in closet of his Westwood apartment. He released the EP titled “Love or Something” in January with the student-run record label Landing 8 Records, which he helped start during his freshman year. His influences. including singers Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, are reflected in the EP's first upbeat and groovy song "Breathe,” he said. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Canadian artist grandson electrified the Dance Marathon audience with his original song "Bills" and an unreleased song "Best Friends." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Canadian artist grandson electrified the Dance Marathon audience with his original song "Bills" and an unreleased song "Best Friends." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Josie Trinidad was co-head of storyboard for the movie "Zootopia," which is nominated for best animated feature film at the 89th Academy Awards. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)
UCLA alumna Josie Trinidad was co-head of storyboard for the movie "Zootopia," which is nominated for best animated feature film at the 89th Academy Awards. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

Ethnomusicology associate professor Abhiman Kaushal plays the tabla, South Asian drums, which he performed on White Sun's Grammy-nominated album. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)
Ethnomusicology associate professor Abhiman Kaushal plays the tabla, South Asian drums, which he performed on White Sun's Grammy-nominated album. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Second-year biology student Cole Heramb created both the artwork and the music for his album "Red EP." The seven tracks on the album were inspired by classic rock artists such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd as well as personal narratives from Heramb's student and romantic life. The album title "Red," is a play on words, referencing Heramb's colorblindness. (Wesley Hardin/Daily Bruin)
Second-year biology student Cole Heramb created both the artwork and the music for his album "Red EP." The seven tracks on the album were inspired by classic rock artists such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd as well as personal narratives from Heramb's student and romantic life. The album title "Red," is a play on words, referencing Heramb's colorblindness. (Wesley Hardin/Daily Bruin)