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‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

Isaac Wert
August 13, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

Following a five-year hiatus from releasing music, and while dealing with ongoing legal battles, former party-girl icon Kesha released her triumphant third album, “Rainbow,” and we’re lucky to hear it. Kesha Rose Sebert, formerly known as “Ke$ha,” was once an international pop-star. Her...

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

Isaac Wert
June 11, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

On her debut album, alt. R&B singer-songwriter SZA weaves thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing beats to create an opus of self-reflection. Solána Rowe, under the stage name "SZA," released her debut album “Ctrl” following two successful EPs (extended plays). Rowe, known for her raspy voice, co-wro...

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

Isaac Wert
June 9, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

Coming off a multi-year hiatus, Katy Perry re-enters the music scene with her fourth studio album, titled “Witness.” Described as “purposeful pop” about Perry’s various “liberations,” “Witness” fails to leave an impact on listeners. Perry’s previous album, “Prism,” was released in 2013, whe...

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Maddie Lund
May 19, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

After two and a half years of silence, the band Paramore is back with their experimental new album “After Laughter." During their hiatus, the band lost its bassist Jeremy Davis, and gained their former drummer Zac Farro for this new album. “After Laughter” produced by Taylor York and Justin Meldal-J...

“Harry Styles” diverges from boyband to rock band

Samyu Yenemandra
May 18, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, Uncategorized

Since the hiatus of One Direction, Harry Styles has kept most of his work on his debut album a secret. Instead of continuing along the mainstream pop path paved by his former band, “Harry Styles” pulls from classic rock influences to craft a refreshingly alternative solo debut. Styles’s albu...

‘9’ shines with top-notch production

‘9’ shines with top-notch production

Isaac Wert
April 29, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

After a decade of producing music professionally, Norwegian DJ and record producer Magnus Høiberg, known as Cashmere Cat, released his debut album, titled “9,” April 28. Up until this point, Høiberg’s career evolved from DJing remixes to producing records for artists such as The Weeknd, Ari...

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