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Thoughts on the latest releases that are garnering widespread attention


collage by Quinn Volpe

New music is always being released, but this week’s drops were especially captivating.

Quinn Volpe, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The past few weeks have been very exciting in the world of music. Ranging from a song that already found its way onto a plethora of TikTok feeds before release to long-awaited singles and albums to songs that you probably haven’t heard of yet, there is something new for everyone. 

“All I Ever Asked” by Rachel Chinouriri

Over 70,000 videos of this sound have been uploaded on TikTok, many of which have hundreds of thousands of likes. However, popularity is not the only thing this single has going for it. The chorus’s line “It was all I ever asked of you” emphasizes a sense of unfulfilled yearning. All of the lyrics are beautifully written and are notably heartfelt. Chinouriri’s soft-spoken voice makes her lyricism all the more praiseworthy. 

“It Gets Dark” by Sigrid

This tune is marked by Sigrid’s unique voice and its wide range. Similarly to her past work, she does an incredible job of building and gradually lowering levels of intensity within a song. She does this in “It Gets Dark” through her transition into the chorus that turns the song into one that can be danced to and the slow decrescendo that wraps everything up.


“Believe” by Caamp

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this country-esque song. Caamp’s lead singer Taylor Meier sings in such a passionate way, making it difficult not to fall in love with the affirming line “I believe in you, baby.” The instrumentals are rather simple yet put together. 



“Modern Art” by Annika Wells

The song’s line “Breaking up is modern art” caught my attention immediately, because it’s a comparison between two things that seem so dissimilar yet Wells makes it make sense. She depicts breakups as an art form in that they come with stereotypical steps but can still be distinctive from hundreds of other breakups. 


“Cry in the Mirror” by Daisy the Great

This song’s lyrics are unmistakably more complex than most popular songs. It discusses mental health and innocence in youth in a stunning way. Daisy the Great is a two-person group, and their voices mix and harmonize together remarkably, making the song even more emotional.


“Brad Pitt” by COIN

I’m not sure how actor Brad Pitt relates to this aside from in name, though I can concede that this song is very creative in both its electronic feel and strange lyrics like “When I’m losing my skin you pull me back in” and “Break all your fingers till you’re turning back the clock.” COIN is known for its groovy vibe, but they took this a step further with their new release. 


“My Love” by Florence + the Machine

This is probably my favorite on the list, largely because of how well done both the instrumentals and lyrics are. Although its lyrics outline a philosophical experience, the background music is exciting and dancey, and I would expect nothing less from this group. 



“WHO CARES?” by Rex Orange County

I thought it best to save my personally most awaited release for the end. Many Rex fans, including myself, were hoping for a sadder album after he openly went through a breakup, though this album seemed even less sad than his last, “Pony.” As always, everything about his album is quite well done and he clearly put a lot of thought into its production, but in spite of this, the album felt as if he was holding himself back from being vulnerable.