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Charlie Puth apologizes for being unfaithful

Amy Yu, Contributing Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In the second single off of his upcoming sophomore album, “VoiceNotes,” Charlie Puth details his conversation with a scorned lover after he admits he cheated on her.  Released on Oct. 5, “How Long” picks up where “Attention,” his wildly successful single released earlier this year, leaves off...

Echosmith evolves from last release

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The combination of emo and electro 80s dance doesn’t seem like it would work, but American band Echosmith has made it their niche. Their hit “Cool Kids,” which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 from their debut 2013 album “Talking Dreams,” perfectly combined the two. “Inside...

Students talk Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

Weiwei Kong, Contributing Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Music

Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6, The Cleveland Orchestra performed Gustav Mahler’s Tragic Symphony, composed in the early 20th century. Mahler was strongly influenced by the Romantic movement when he composed the first five symphonies, infusing them with simplicity, naturalness and innocence. ...

PartyNextDoor surprises with EP, “Seven Days”

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On Sept. 29, PartyNextDoor surprised his fans with an EP, “Seven Days.” The record was released the same day Halsey’s world tour kicked off, which features Party and Charli XCX. The EP has seven tracks, all of which were created in a week, and features Rick Ross and Halsey. He is yet to ...

A solid comeback for the queen of country pop

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After 15 years of radio silence, the highest selling female artist in country music history Shania Twain has finally returned with the release of “Now.” During her 15 year hiatus, she fought against Lyme disease, which caused her to suffer from dysphonia, a vocal cord disorder that makes the voice r...

Throwback Playlist of the Week Oct 6 – 12

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Jerry Keller - “Here Comes Summer” 50’s- “Here Comes Summer” by one-hit-wonder Jerry Keller shot to number one on UK charts in 1959. Play this on your early morning walks to the quad and ponder why a song called “Here Comes Summer” made it to number one in the fall. This song reminds me...

Pop perfection almost peaks

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Demi Lovato has a fan base that has followed her from her days on the Disney Channel. But Lovato is on her sixth studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me,” and has little to no trace of her past self. She is an adult woman, singing about relationships on every single track, with all the tones of adult...

UPB announces “Trick or Trap”

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On Oct. 28, the University Program Board (UPB) will be once again hosting the fall semester concert, now called “Trick or Trap.” Featuring A$AP Ferg and 3Lau, “Trick or Trap” is exclusive for Case Western Reserve University students, staff and faculty. While undergraduate students will be able to reserv...

Miley Cyrus’s Perfect “Week Without You”

Amy Yu, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Week Without You”—the fourth single off of Miley Cyrus’s comeback album “Younger Now,” coming out Sept. 29—is a twangy tune about breakups. Released Sept. 21, the song returns Cyrus to her country-inspired pop roots, a theme that seems to be present throughout her upcoming album. In this new...

Is everything “Wonderful Wonderful” for The Killers?

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Killers are known for their songs, “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young,” all of which have lyrical storytelling, catchy rock choruses and an air for the dramatic. “Wonderful Wonderful,” the American band’s fifth studio album released Sept. 22, feels like...

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