Author: Brianna Kirkham

What I Learned by Swapping Playlists with a Stranger

It’s hard to explain why sharing your favorite music with someone—especially someone you don’t really know—makes you feel so heart-achingly vulnerable. Easy topics like Marxist theories and childhood trauma are bound to come up naturally in friendly conversation, but claiming your favorite album is often prefaced with a defensive, “Now hear me out!” Even movies

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‘Golden Hour’ Is A Look Into Kacey Musgraves’ Daydreams

Country music singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has positioned herself perfectly. Not necessarily in the seat where most people will learn her name, but up on a hill where she can successfully do whatever she damn well pleases. She knows her fourth album Golden Hour probably won’t have (m)any songs played on contemporary country radio stations, but that’s not what

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The Religious Undertones in Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’ Are Conversion-Worthy

There’s a belief shared among people of a certain faith that the LGBTQ+ community has taken God’s promise to never flood the Earth again — the rainbow — and turned it into a pride symbol and flag. There’s undoubtedly a spiritual theme present throughout Rainbow, Kesha’s first album in five years. Two songs are named “Praying” and “Hymn,” and while

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Erin McCarley’s ‘DieDieDie’ Is the Song That Can Motivate a Movement

Whether you’re looking to diversify your running playlist, or you just need help getting your ass out of bed in the morning — “DieDieDie” by Erin McCarley will get the job done. The Nashville-based artist released the single in anticipation of her album Yu Yi, scheduled to drop September 8. While the track isn’t even fast-paced or particularly upbeat, it’s

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