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Saturday, September 19, 2020

MUSIC REVIEWS

Pop Cultured

Although this summer was different for many, music around the world hasn’t stopped. In this week’s column, we will explore some summer bops.

‘Hit Different’ is the return of SZA

Hearing a new SZA song in 2020 was the last thing I expected to hear. Since her debut album “CTRL” was released in 2017, SZA has only been periodically releasing new songs for soundtracks such as “Black Panther” and “Trolls World Tour.” She has also been nominated for nine Grammy awards since the release of “CTRL.” On her newest single,“Hit Different (feat. Ty Dolla Sign),” SZA goes over a relationship that is falling apart but is still alive because of the love she has for her man. After listening to this song, I was surprised by how good it was.

Jaden does sunny 1970s pop his way on ‘CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3’

Who knew heartbreak could sound so … happy? This is certainly the case for Jaden Smith’s newest album, “CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3.”

The Video Music Awards and 2020

Music has always had the power to connect people and is a way to speak volumes when the world falls silent in disbelief. The Video Music Awards (VMAs) showed us that the talent of artists knows no bounds.

The stuff of legends and whimsy in Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’

Both those in tune with the music industry — some, perhaps, preparing for the 10-year anniversary of One Direction — and those...

Meet Dorren Pierre: Massachusetts’ most promising upcoming artist

Dorren Pierre, an artist from Massachusetts who’s making a unique mark in the industry, is anticipating the impact of his new album “Therapy” dropping on May 15, which he calls a birthday present to himself and to his fans.