Tuesday, June 27

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Album review: “Melodrama”

It’s been nearly four years since Lorde came out with a full-length album, but she’s back at it, better than ever. The New Zealand artist released her second album “Melodrama,” on Friday, departing from the dark and minimalist characteristics of her first album, “Pure Heroine,” and delving into more mature territories with an impressive vocal range and adept songwriting capabilities. Read more...

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Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity.
 However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Tea Tunes: Ceara Cavalieri makes pop songs her own with soothing covers

Music inspires the soul and allows listeners to feel joyful and free, and behind every piece of inspirational music lies a songwriter and a story. Throughout spring quarter, columnist Kaitlyn Peterson will sit down over tea with UCLA singer-songwriters to explore their musical goals, personal inspirations and what makes their songs so special. Read more...

Ceara Cavalieri's covers of "Crazy in Love" and "Hotline Bling" earned her online popularity.
 However, the singer is working on branching out from covers and is beginning to write her own songs. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

On The Rise: Rilan

Rilan would take his mother’s Walkman and listen to Madonna and David Bowie for hours when he was a child back in New Orleans. The 21-year-old singer now lives in Los Angeles, but his passion for synth-pop and glam-rock has not faded. Read more...

Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Music lecturer Jonathan Beard has played different roles in creating music for films such as "Frank vs. God" and "Despicable Me 3." As a composer, Beard collaborates with directors to generate a soundtrack; when he orchestrates a piece, he transfers detailed cues from the composer to an orchestra. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)
Music lecturer Jonathan Beard has played different roles in creating music for films such as "Frank vs. God" and "Despicable Me 3." As a composer, Beard collaborates with directors to generate a soundtrack; when he orchestrates a piece, he transfers detailed cues from the composer to an orchestra. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Sixth-year history student Drew Drysdale released her 10-song album, “Into the Grey” on SoundCloud in January 2017. The music recounts her experiences with depression and reflects on how far she has come in life. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)
Sixth-year history student Drew Drysdale released her 10-song album, “Into the Grey” on SoundCloud in January 2017. The music recounts her experiences with depression and reflects on how far she has come in life. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Pop singer-songwriter Adam Friedman released his debut EP "Green" this year. Though he moved to the West Coast to work as a technical assistant at a studio, he began professionally pursuing music after his song “Glorious” featured as the theme song of the film "Rock Dog." (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

On the Rise: Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman learned how to play guitar on a miniature electric Fender Stratocaster from Guitar Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. But it was an acoustic Olympia guitar that inspired Friedman to pursue songwriting around the age of 12. Read more...

Pop singer-songwriter Adam Friedman released his debut EP "Green" this year. Though he moved to the West Coast to work as a technical assistant at a studio, he began professionally pursuing music after his song “Glorious” featured as the theme song of the film "Rock Dog." (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


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