Meet Your New Favorite Song: Sunday Candy

It started off a day like any other; I put a random Spotify playlist on shuffle, began my early commute, and mentally prepared myself for the day ahead. I was deep in thought (probably anticipating what I was going to eat for lunch) when the sounds of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s nostalgic new […]

From My Music Library to Yours

Have you ever loved a particular, more obscure artist? I mean, like REALLY loved them? Remember that tight feeling that you got in your chest when they started to gain popularity? Remember how you couldn’t breathe when you first heard them on the radio? Remember how pissed you were when they got their first headlining […]

4 Reasons Why Maroon 5’s New Song is the Wedding Anthem of Our Generation

As you very well may know, Maroon 5 (aka one of the most amazing bands of all time) dropped a single from their new album, “V”, called “Sugar” and it’s 100% amazing. I am firm in my belief that this song and its video will go down in history as one of the best wedding […]

Nicki Minaj Pills N Potions Fail

For those of you who may not know, I am not the biggest fan of Nicki Minaj. Honestly, I don’t know what it is. Sometimes her songs are quirky and catchy, other times they just fall flat of my expectations of what pop music should be. (You can argue that she’s more in the rap […]

Jon Walker Releases Connections LP

Folk-pop artist Jon Walker has released an album, the Connections LP, on Bandcamp. While Walker is best known for his work with Panic! at the Disco and The Young Veins (with fellow ex-Panic! member Ryan Ross), he has released three EPs through Bandcamp prior to this release. Walker tweeted a link to his mailing list […]

On Your Mark, Set, GO! with IM5

Are you ready for IM5? Created by celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton and American Idol creator, Simon Fuller, up and comers Dana Vaughns, Cole Pendery, Gabe Martin, Dalton Rapattoni, and Will Behlendorf come together to form the boy band IM5. With the charisma of the boy bands of the 90s and the charm reminiscent of One Direction and the […]

T. Swift sits at #1 with latest single “State of Grace”

The track is currently #1 on the iTunes “Top 10” chart. Swift’s latest in a slew of promotional singles is “State of Grace,” a bittersweet track about a subject she’s practically an expert in: falling in love. While this is my least favorite thus far, the track has a few redeeming qualities. Keeping with her […]

Stepping Out with Micah Kiyo

Fun. Fierce. Fabulous. The “three Fs” Micah Kiyo used to describe herself in a recent interview with Candor could easily be applied to her single, “Superhero Boots”, now available on iTunes. When asked about the meaning of the song, MK replied, “It’s about putting on your favorite pair of boots and feeling powerful.” A driving dubstep […]

Nicki Minaj, Rihanna release album covers

Intentional or not, competition among the artists is already underway. Rihanna unveiled the album art for her seventh full-length album, Unapologetic, via Twitter earlier today. The album cover features Rihanna nude from the waist up, with numerous emotionally charged words covering her body. “Love” covers her face, allowing her troubled expression to peek through. “Side […]

T. Swift releases fourth single from upcoming album “Red”

The latest promotional single unveils a new sound for the artist. Say so long to the country sweetheart and hello to an experimental musician. That’s right, Taylor Swift has strayed from her niche as a contemporary country darling in favor of something new. The latest in a string of promotional singles, “I Knew You Were […]

T. Swift, Rihanna, Ke$ha & Lana Del Rey release new music

It’s been a helluva week for fans of these Top 40 artists. “Begin Again” is the second single from Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, Red. A perfect complement to the album’s first single, “Begin Again” is a ballad about letting go and starting over. Lyrics like “and we walk down the block to my car, I […]

Rising artist Breanna Lynn is making her mark

Lynn’s debut album was released earlier this year. Still in her teens, singer-songwriter Breanna Lynn is ready to take on the music business in hopes of inspiring others. Hailing from a small town in Illinois, Lynn has faced quite a few challenges in her years. Lynn’s musical aspirations, as well as her interest in poetry, […]

Jillian O may be young, but she’s ready for the big-time

As she builds a strong web presence, the singer is working her way up and getting her name out there. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Jillian O spent the first decade of her life developing her passion for music. Given that she’s only 13 years old, that’s saying something! With her family and friends behind her, […]

Review: Taylor Swift Promises “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

On August 13, Taylor Swift released her debut single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” for her upcoming album Red. The pop-country singer is perhaps best known for her love songs, such as “White Horse” and “Love Story”, but this song is definitely not like the ones before. Instead of lamenting over a broken […]

The arrival of ‘Dance’ music and the destruction of Dance music.

Do you remember those days, when you would tune into the radio at a specific time late at night to listen to professional Dj’s play their sensational songs? Do you remember those days, when the genre Dance was meaningful and actually consisted of harmonious beats which made your ears, legs, and head go erratic? No? […]

Miley Cyrus Makes Musical Return with Rock Mafia’s “Morning Sun”

Yesterday, the production/songwriting masterminds behind 00s hits such as “Potential Breakup Song” (Aly & AJ, now 78Violet), “Can’t Be Tamed” (Miley Cyrus), and “Naturally” (Selena Gomez & the Scene) dropped their mixtape, “Mixtape Vol. 1”. The free mixtape contained the fan favorite, “Morning Sun (Pimps & Hoes)”, which features singer/actress Miley Cyrus. This marks Cyrus’s […]