Thursday, October 17

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)

Company screens prefilmed sketches and performs live skits between Spring Sing acts. The comedy group, comprising a total of 12 students and alumni, will emphasise social commentary in their performances this year. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Company returns to Spring Sing, using comedy as conduit for social commentary

Company’s sketches have typically had one goal – entertaining the Spring Sing audience. But this year, members of the comedy sketch group plan to incorporate social awareness into their work. Read more...

Photo: Company screens prefilmed sketches and performs live skits between Spring Sing acts. The comedy group, comprising a total of 12 students and alumni, will emphasise social commentary in their performances this year. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Company screens prefilmed sketches and performs live skits between Spring Sing acts. The comedy group, comprising a total of 12 students and alumni, will emphasise social commentary in their performances this year. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year psychology student Aaron Chadrick Revilla will perform “Gone," a song inspired by his love life. Although he is Asian American and a member of the LGBTQ community, Chadrick said his music covers universal themes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Aaron Chadrick embraces vulnerability, identity to share emotional experiences

Aaron Chadrick Revilla’s New Year’s resolution: Sing a song, post it to Instagram and repeat the process for 364 days. With his participation in the melodious Instagram challenge to sing a song a day for a year, the fourth-year psychology student said the year has marked an increased focus on developing his musical skills. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year psychology student Aaron Chadrick Revilla will perform “Gone," a song inspired by his love life. Although he is Asian American and a member of the LGBTQ community, Chadrick said his music covers universal themes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Fourth-year psychology student Aaron Chadrick Revilla will perform “Gone," a song inspired by his love life. Although he is Asian American and a member of the LGBTQ community, Chadrick said his music covers universal themes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Students Noga Tour, Leah Woodcox and Audrey Smith will perform as soloists in Random Voices, an all-female a capella group competing at UCLA's annual Spring Sing. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Random Voices Spring Sing piece emphasizes female solidarity and resilience

The soloists of Random Voices were initially skeptical about their Spring Sing song choice. The all-female a cappella group plans to perform a variation of Florence and the Machine’s “Shake It Out.” They were concerned the choice would appear too predictable, since it’s a pop song by a female-led group. Read more...

Photo: Students Noga Tour, Leah Woodcox and Audrey Smith will perform as soloists in Random Voices, an all-female a capella group competing at UCLA's annual Spring Sing. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Students Noga Tour, Leah Woodcox and Audrey Smith will perform as soloists in Random Voices, an all-female a capella group competing at UCLA's annual Spring Sing. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Offbeat, a band of six, creates an R&B sound with undertones of jazz and Western classical music. Using instrumentals as well as beatboxing, Offbeat's Spring Sing song is about partners who support each other. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Beatbox, jazz, classical influences crescendo in sextet Offbeat’s Spring Sing song

Offbeat combines beatboxing with string and brass instruments. The six-piece band will perform its original song, “End of the Day,” at Spring Sing 2019. The band uses guitar, saxophone, violin, vocals and beatboxing to create an R&B sound with undertones of jazz and Western classical music. Read more...

Photo: Offbeat, a band of six, creates an R&B sound with undertones of jazz and Western classical music. Using instrumentals as well as beatboxing, Offbeat's Spring Sing song is about partners who support each other. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Offbeat, a band of six, creates an R&B sound with undertones of jazz and Western classical music. Using instrumentals as well as beatboxing, Offbeat's Spring Sing song is about partners who support each other. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Eight-person band BUTR will perform "Yesterday" on the Pauley Pavilion stage, aiming to discuss the stresses of college life. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace (far left), a fourth-year psychology student, said the group's style is alternative R&B with jazz roots. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

BUTR channels longtime bonds into cathartic song about coping with college stress

Plenty of students discuss the stresses of college life in the comfort of their dorm rooms. But BUTR will bring their concerns to the Pauley Pavilion stage for the annual Spring Sing competition. Read more...

Photo: Eight-person band BUTR will perform "Yesterday" on the Pauley Pavilion stage, aiming to discuss the stresses of college life. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace (far left), a fourth-year psychology student, said the group's style is alternative R&B with jazz roots. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Eight-person band BUTR will perform "Yesterday" on the Pauley Pavilion stage, aiming to discuss the stresses of college life. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace (far left), a fourth-year psychology student, said the group's style is alternative R&B with jazz roots. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Cole Heramb, a fourth-year ecology and evolutionary biology student, is the frontman of Dark Dazey. The musical project's Spring Sing performance will be characterized by audience participation, Heramb said. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Dark Dazey’s spontaneous creation of music invites elements of chaos, freedom

Dark Dazey’s fluctuating band roster reflects the fluidity of the group’s performance, said fourth-year ecology and evolutionary biology student Cole Heramb. The psychedelic pop-rock band will perform its original song, “Swooning Moon Tune,” at the 2019 Spring Sing competition. Read more...

Photo: Cole Heramb, a fourth-year ecology and evolutionary biology student, is the frontman of Dark Dazey. The musical project's Spring Sing performance will be characterized by audience participation, Heramb said. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Cole Heramb, a fourth-year ecology and evolutionary biology student, is the frontman of Dark Dazey. The musical project's Spring Sing performance will be characterized by audience participation, Heramb said. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)


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