Arts & Culture

What’s Going on in Music Today?

By: Magella Cantara

Throughout 2019, there has been an abundance of new music released. Already we have seen the charts on Billboard make history, starting back in February. It’s artists ranging from Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Halsey, Taylor Swift,Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, all the way to TOOL. I could go on, but no matter where you fall in these different genres, it’s the thing in common that matters: their art. Their lyricism is what’s worth connecting to. You may recognize them, especially if you are more into pop culture and though some are considered “Pop” artists, their music says otherwise. Halsey released her song “Nightmare”over the summer. This song represents a political message, narrowing in on women’s empowerment represented in the music video. This was released around the same time as the abortion ban in Alabama.  Halsey breaks out with new surprises for her fans, posting the song she’s featured on for Post Malone’s new album with Future, called “Die for Me.” She’s announced that she is releasing a new song on Sept 13th called “Graveyard” and for Halsey fans, this is exciting but how much longer will they need to wait for H3? Artists like Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus and TOOL have been known in the music industry for over a decade. These artists surprised us this year. TOOL released an album for the first time in 13 years. Avril Lavigne came back with a newly released album since 2013. Taylor Swift released her album “Lover” back in August, the first since her last album “Reputation” in 2017. Miley recently released her song called “Slide Away” which the music video is out, after performing it live at the VMAs. If you have not heard it, it is about her relationship with Liam Hemsworth and fair warning to any new listener, this is a tear jerker.  Billie Eillish is considered to be one of the youngest, most successful, rising stars of our generation at 17 years old. She recently released a music video for her song “all good girls go to hell” off her latest album. You should check it out if you haven’t already! Don’t worry, this music video is beautifully dark, just like her music. Camila Cabello is teasing her fans with a newly released song called “Shameless.” In-fact, not even just 24 hours prior to today, the music video for her song called “Liar” has been released – also worth checking out! I could list so many more artists hot in the music scene right now in all layers of genres! This is just an introduction to the many more upcoming articles about music in today’s industry. Make sure to check back in to The Beacon for the next segment! We will be covering Billboard charts stemming from Spanish artists that aren’t Camila!  Feel free to email The Beacon your feedback towards these artists and their work. Don’t be afraid to even suggest new music that you feel should be talked about and recognized!

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