Music

Balancing the Individual and Intended Musical-Emotional Experience in the Modern Digital World

A couple of weeks ago, the 11-piece indie-folk behemoth Typhoon released their first new song in four years. It clocks in at a staggering twenty-one minutes. The song is the first of four movements, which will constitute their new album Offerings. In a world driven by singles and digital streaming, the choice to structure an …

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Kendrick Lamar and the ability to unite the human experience

Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal storyteller. He understands that human emotions are complex, but he also understands how to elicit those emotions from his listeners. Kendrick’s song FEAR. is the epitome of his ability to employ his own story in an effort to help the listener better understand their own. While the manifestations of our fears may …

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Beyoncé and the Auditory Double Entendre

A literary quirk in the english language can be applied to extract meaning from Beyoncé’s trap-fusion banger and provide additional perspective. Beyoncé’s ultimate call to action on ‘Formation’ is a remainder that we should not limit ourselves to the platforms currently available to us.