Social distancing couldn’t stop this year’s Spring Sing contestants from taking to a virtual stage.
The annual music, dance and comedy event organized by the Student Alumni Association went live to computer screens around the world Friday night.
The band Caleb Justin morphs the titular musician’s vision into a multi-layered psychedelic R&B journey.
Justin, a third-year world arts and cultures student, said when he auditioned for this year’s Spring Sing, he dreamed of creating the ultimate live performance.
The 1975 has never been known for playing by the rules.
Continuing to follow the trend of pushing the limits, its fourth studio record “Notes On A Conditional Form” walks the line between sonic originality and the classic UK garage rock the group has been known for since its 2013 debut.
Hayley Williams released two-thirds of “Petals for Armor” in the months leading up to the date of its debut.
Much to the dismay of a handful of her male listeners who would’ve preferred a traditional record rollout, the Paramore singer forged her own staggered solo debut release plan.
This year’s Spring Sing has traded in live performances for its own website platform.
Following the spread of COVID-19 and news that the annual event would not be able to go on in Pauley Pavilion as planned, executive director and fourth-year dance student Jess Grimes said her committee needed to find a way for it to take on a new life.
Akshay Anand’s acoustic, romantic musical style has some of his friends referring to him as the “Indian Ed Sheeran.”
The third-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student said he attributes the comparison to the fingerpicking and slow tempos in each of his original songs, creating a tone similar to Sheeran’s first album “+.” Anand said after years of partially completing tracks, he discovered the most effective method for his writing was to fully invest himself by penning lyrics and instrumentals in a single sitting.
Everyone may be stuck inside this spring, but the comfort of new album releases will surely keep day-to-day life fresh. Listeners can trade in the high production on this winter’s albums, such as Halsey’s “Manic” and Green Day’s “Father of All…,” for raw, emotional releases that melt the cold and usher in the warmer months.
Michael Palermo blends R&B, pop and jazz on the strings of his ukulele.
The second-year environmental science student said he kick-started his music career in the summer of 2019 when he took a music industry class which introduced him to songwriting.
The sounds of many instruments come together to create Thomas Crowley’s live spectacle – but he takes the stage alone.
The third-year economics student said his music style drifts between R&B, hip-hop, electric and pop on each track.
Natalie Mering posed in a quaint, underwater bedroom for her latest album cover.
Mering spent the last decade piecing together natural elements to compose her own dream world, complete with subaquatic bedrooms and major galaxies.
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