An Interview with Hannah Ewens: Author of Fangirls

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Fangirls: Scenes from Modern Music Culture by Hannah Ewens really encapsulates everything we feel about fangirls in general. It’s about that pure love of an artist but also about the community and culture that surrounds the fandom. She covers everything from One Direction to My Chemical Romance, Elvis to Courtney Love. Fangirls have always had the ability to shift the …

Why Lorde Is So Important

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I’m constantly reminded of Lorde’s break onto the music scene. Her anthem “Royals” was catchy and beautiful in it’s simplicity, but more than that it emphasized something that is so rare in music. The song is about the lack of wealth and more importantly, the lack of even the desire for wealth. The only songs that sell are songs about love and partying, but here was Lorde parading the opposite. Even her appearance, her wild hair and dramatic facial features are the opposite of the hoards of blonde models that dominate the pop charts. Lorde was the weird girl at your high school that should never have been famous.

Body Image and Fashion In The Music Industry

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Billie Eilish’s British Vogue cover was a massive point of contention this week. The star who masked her frame and her hair in outlandish colors and oversized clothes posed for an Old Hollywood style shoot that was absolutely stunning. Fans compared her to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, but it brought up this huge discord of body image in celebrity …

That Brunette Has A Secret Crush On You

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That Brunette’s quirky, sparkling pop is instantly addicting and her new song “Secret Crush” is a lush, vibrant track that embodies that feeling of a new crush so well. We talked to the up-and-coming artist about the new song, Taylor Swift, and being a triple Gemini!!! How did you get started in music?  That Brunette: I wrote my first song …

A Lesson In Internalized Misogyny: I’m Sorry Taylor Swift

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My relationship with Taylor Swift is complicated. When her first album came out, I was 15 and pretty much a loser. I was in high school, and Taylor to me, despite what she said in her songs, embodied everything I could never be. She was pretty and popular and rich. Her music seemed immature to me, princesses and romance. It …

Taylor’s Doing Better Than She Ever Was: Reputation Review

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It’s been 10 days since my reputation tour and it’s taken me this long to put into words the impact of seeing Taylor live after 3 years. I’ve been a Swiftie since I was 16, and now at 28, the only thing that’s changed is the admiration I have for Taylor. From her self-titled debut album to reputation, I grew up with each era she released. When all my friends changed from year to year, Taylor was the one constant I had. Her music was always there when I needed it.