New ‘Starboy’ spotlights vocal mastery

By: Trever McKenzie ~Staff Writer~ The Weeknd’s Starboy is his latest release, and while there are many similarities to his last album, Beauty Behind the Madness, there are quite a few standout tracks that deviate from his normal style. “Starboy,” the hit title track, is a very simple song that is made addictive by the poppy drumbeat, smooth vocals, pleasing electronic backing vocals from Daft Punk and the calm, relaxing vibe of the overall song. The Weeknd doesn’t do any belting or vocal acrobatics like he does in “In the Night.” He sticks to a simple, repetitive and catchy melody … Continue reading New ‘Starboy’ spotlights vocal mastery

“The Life of Pablo” West drops new album on Tidal

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Following many delays, changes and great anticipation, Grammy Awar-winning artist Kanye West released his seventh studio album titled “The Life of Pablo” on Feb. 14. The album, which was released by GOOD Music and Def Jam Records, is West’s first album release after his 2013 release of critically-acclaimed and Grammynominated “Yeezus.” West began work on “The Life of Pablo” in late 2013. The album, which was originally titled “So Help Me God,” was initially projected for release in 2014. West switched the name of the album to “Waves” and “Swish” before ultimately deciding on “The … Continue reading “The Life of Pablo” West drops new album on Tidal