Tuesday, October 15


David Marcus and Sofie Sheldon became friends working and playing music together at Camp Kesem. Sheldon will sing her original song "Back to Venus" at Spring Sing, and Marcus will accompany her on the guitar. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Duo Sofie and David’s performance draws from jazz training, fireside camp songs

Sofie Sheldon and David Marcus once played traditional camp-themed music together at Camp Kesem. Now they will take the Spring Sing stage as a singer-songwriter duo. Read more...

Photo: David Marcus and Sofie Sheldon became friends working and playing music together at Camp Kesem. Sheldon will sing her original song "Back to Venus" at Spring Sing, and Marcus will accompany her on the guitar. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

David Marcus and Sofie Sheldon became friends working and playing music together at Camp Kesem. Sheldon will sing her original song "Back to Venus" at Spring Sing, and Marcus will accompany her on the guitar. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Members of a cappella group Bruin Harmony will perform a rendition of John Mayer's "Gravity" at Spring Sing. The song and the choreography used will reflect themes of resilience and unity, group members said. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

A cappella and choreography bring emotional ‘Gravity’ to Bruin Harmony’s rendition

Bruin Harmony will take the Spring Sing stage again this year, after winning the a cappella category in 2018. The group consists of 19 members, some of whom featured in last year’s champion team. Read more...

Photo: Members of a cappella group Bruin Harmony will perform a rendition of John Mayer's "Gravity" at Spring Sing. The song and the choreography used will reflect themes of resilience and unity, group members said. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Members of a cappella group Bruin Harmony will perform a rendition of John Mayer's "Gravity" at Spring Sing. The song and the choreography used will reflect themes of resilience and unity, group members said. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Matheus Gorski, a fourth-year electrical engineering student, and Jahanvi Srinivasan, a fourth-year psychology student, will perform as a duo. Hailing from Brazil and India respectively, they will bring their individual musical influences together for a song about reaching out for help. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Duo’s Spring Sing song to highlight importance of reaching out during hardship

Jahanvi Srinivasan and Matheus Gorski said they want to convey a simple message through an uncluttered song. At Spring Sing, the duo will perform “A Little Help.” Srinivasan, who wrote the song, said it is about asking for help during times of struggle – a message she hopes other students can relate to. Read more...

Photo: Matheus Gorski, a fourth-year electrical engineering student, and Jahanvi Srinivasan, a fourth-year psychology student, will perform as a duo. Hailing from Brazil and India respectively, they will bring their individual musical influences together for a song about reaching out for help. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Matheus Gorski, a fourth-year electrical engineering student, and Jahanvi Srinivasan, a fourth-year psychology student, will perform as a duo. Hailing from Brazil and India respectively, they will bring their individual musical influences together for a song about reaching out for help. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Ulani Mafate, a second-year English student, and Kevin Jang, a third-year political science student, will perform a duet at Spring Sing. Their song "Yungin'" aims to highlight the difficulties African Americans face. Jang said the track exemplifies his and Mafate's interest in social commentary. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

‘Yungin” contrasts romanticized imagery with raw reality to depict black experience

“Yungin’” is a phrase Ulani Mafate’s little brother used to say frequently. Mafate said “yungin’” – meaning to be young on the outside and grown on the inside – is a perfect illustration of how societal discrimination affects the life and behavior of black people. Read more...

Photo: Ulani Mafate, a second-year English student, and Kevin Jang, a third-year political science student, will perform a duet at Spring Sing. Their song "Yungin'" aims to highlight the difficulties African Americans face. Jang said the track exemplifies his and Mafate's interest in social commentary. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Ulani Mafate, a second-year English student, and Kevin Jang, a third-year political science student, will perform a duet at Spring Sing. Their song "Yungin'" aims to highlight the difficulties African Americans face. Jang said the track exemplifies his and Mafate's interest in social commentary. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sean Tasse, a fourth-year economics student, and Ali Hepps, a fourth-year cognitive science student, will bring EDM beats and vocals to their Spring Sing performance of "The Game." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Senior duo’s original song is an EDM-infused contemplation of life after college

Sean Tasse and Ali Hepps’ musical partnership began at a UCLA family resort. While working at Bruin Woods in summer 2017, the two became friends and eventually wrote their song “The Game,” which they will perform at this year’s Spring Sing. Read more...

Photo: Sean Tasse, a fourth-year economics student, and Ali Hepps, a fourth-year cognitive science student, will bring EDM beats and vocals to their Spring Sing performance of "The Game." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sean Tasse, a fourth-year economics student, and Ali Hepps, a fourth-year cognitive science student, will bring EDM beats and vocals to their Spring Sing performance of "The Game." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Nina Rose will be performing her original song, "The Raven," at Spring Sing as a soloist. The second-year piano performance and English student said she enjoys songwriting because it is a raw form of expression that gives her freedom as a musician. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Songwriting grants Nina Marie lyrical freedom from restraints of perfection

Nina Marie Rose’s songwriting allows her to break free from the pressure to be a perfect musician, she said. The second-year music performance and English student will be performing an original song as a soloist at Spring Sing. Read more...

Photo: Nina Rose will be performing her original song, "The Raven," at Spring Sing as a soloist. The second-year piano performance and English student said she enjoys songwriting because it is a raw form of expression that gives her freedom as a musician. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Nina Rose will be performing her original song, "The Raven," at Spring Sing as a soloist. The second-year piano performance and English student said she enjoys songwriting because it is a raw form of expression that gives her freedom as a musician. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)


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