All posts tagged in music

  • May 20, 2022By Mary Dodys

    Pop culture’s most anticipated bundle of joy has arrived. On May 13, Rihanna gave birth to a healthy baby boy with boyfriend and rapper A$AP Rocky in Los Angeles, California. The singer was spotted just days before, on May 8, in one of her numerous, bold maternity looks. The soon-to-be mom was decked head-to-toe in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-pop-culture-icon-is-born-rihanna-boyfriend-aap-rocky-welcome-a-baby-boy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 1, 2021By Federico Bongiorno

    In the music industry, nobody’s doing it like LOONA — and that statement is not a hyperbole, but a plain reality. The group, albeit not yet as popular in their home country as some of their counterparts, has excelled at showcasing uniqueness in every single artistic angle: a mix of ethereal and elevating sounds with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/loona-continues-to-take-over-the-world-in-electrifying-mini-album-a-track-by-track-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 17, 2021By Mary Dodys

    It was 2013 when Lorde’s “Royals” was first released and became a radio hit. A majority of its listeners were preteens and teenagers transitioning into early adolescence, which is characterized by rebellion and deep, ever-changing emotions. Whatever it was about the song and its grimy, romanticized lyrics, it hit home to many teenagers discovering who … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lorde-guide-us-how-the-new-zealand-pop-star-guided-fans-through-adolescence/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 29, 2021By Mary Dodys

    After one listen of Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single, “Driver’s License,” I was left wondering who hurt this poor teenage girl. Not being too fond of Disney stars or High School Musical, I was pretty out of the loop when it came to Rodrigo’s music. Prior to its release, though, the song had already gained attraction … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/olivia-rodrigo-has-opened-the-door-for-utter-insanity-and-raw-emotion-with-sour/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 26, 2021By Aly Balakareva

    It’s not a new phenomenon for popular artists to release documentaries about their life and their creative journey. For fans, it is an insight into the mind of their idol; for the artists themselves, it’s a chance to become closer with their audience and promote some of their work. Yung Lean’s new documentary In My Head is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/inside-the-mind-of-yung-lean-in-my-head-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2021By Helen Ehrlich

    Coco Jones came bursting into homes around the world in 2012 as Roxy in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Let It Shine,” with her impressive voice and stage presence at just 14-years-old. She continued to make music, dropping her iconic hit “Holla at the DJ.” Coco didn’t receive much attention from Disney or mainstream coverage … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-coco-jones-being-a-light/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 29, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Harry Styles has been the world’s man-crush for over a decade now. From his boy band to his man bun, fans have always found a reason to obsess over the singer. Since One Direction’s breakup, though, the star has gained a new form of cult following. It’s not from his music, or his glorious hair, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/deal-with-it-harry-styles-is-one-of-the-biggest-fashion-influences-of-our-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 26, 2020By Aly Balakareva

    Perhaps, it’s hard for me to imagine The Neighbourhood ever changing. However, in their new album Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones, I awaited something more from the band that has gifted us with gems such as “Sweater Weather”, “Daddy Issues” and others. Uninspired and bland, it is an album that fails to provide the listener with the same … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/reviewing-the-neighbourhoods-chip-chrome-the-mono-tones-is-this-all-the-band-has-got-in-store/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 10, 2020By Daryl Perry

    In the age of social media, many fans are asking those they support to speak up about important around the world. For fans of the alternative pop band, Twenty One Pilots, this situation is all too familiar. While drummer Josh Dun spoke out in support of Black Lives Matter in May, lead singer Tyler Joseph … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/heres-whats-wrong-with-tyler-josephs-platform-tweet/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 22, 2020By Mary Dodys

    After months of anticipation and adversity, it’s finally here: the Killers have dropped their long-awaited Imploding the Mirage. Following 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful, it marks the band’s sixth studio album. Their newest record ties into vintage sounds and meaningful themes, tapping into the band’s early roots. This record was quite a challenge for the Killers, who produced in the midst … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/imploding-the-mirage-the-killers-revisit-their-roots-with-a-new-celestial-rock-twist/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 21, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Victims of abuse always deserve a voice — that goes without question. As seen in the Me Too movement, our society has begun holding prominent abusers accountable and giving their platforms to survivors. In recent years, one aspect of the movement has grown increasingly blurry, though. As a society, we are struggling to define when … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/innocent-until-proven-canceled-brendon-urie-and-fellow-artists-face-sexual-assault-allegations/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 22, 2020By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Yung6ix, also known as Onome Onokohwomo, released his album “Introduction to Trapfro” that is defined by both African and western interpretations of rap, trap and hip-hop music. Under his belt, he has garnered two iTunes World top 10 albums and collaborated with prominent Afrobeats stars, such as Wizkid, Davido, Mr Eazi and Yemi Alade. Ever since … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/nigerian-rap-royalty-yung6ixs-talks-about-his-album-introduction-to-trapfro/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read