Music Review: “Scars To Your Beautiful” (CD Single)

It’s something that’s been written about before. Songs such as Britt Nicole’s crossover hit “Gold,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” or Beyonce’s “Listen” all have this recurring theme: inner beauty and what happens if you believe in yourself. The underlying message is even present within various forms of Disney media, such as the 2008 children’s song “Fly […]

Music Review: Beautiful Awakening

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Does anyone remember Stacie Orrico’s song “I’m Not Missing You?” One of the most popular songs of 2006, this upbeat pop/R&B track was different from any other breakup song. Instead of lamenting the relationship that once was, the lyrics talk about leaving behind the past and moving on with your life after a breakup. It […]

Music Review: “Cake By The Ocean” (CD Single)

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If someone asked me who I thought performed this song after hearing it for the first time, I probably would’ve guessed Maroon 5. I would’ve never guessed that one of the Jonas Brothers wrote it. Calling themselves “your new favorite band,” the alternative pop-rock group DNCE is already charting on the Billboard Hot 100 with […]

Music Review: A Jann Arden Christmas

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Every year, various artists release their versions of Christmas music. Most of the time, the artists have changed the sound of these holiday classics– either to establish their sound as musicians (i.e. Shane & Shane’s 2008 album “Glory In The Highest“), or to fit in with the popular styles of music (for example, Idina Menzel’s […]

Music Review: A Very 1 Girl Nation Christmas (EP)

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“I can’t even listen to this anymore. Your voices together, are just too amazing.” ~Gwen Stefani, talking about a Battle Rounds performance on Season 9 of The Voice. Although we may be slightly exaggerating, this was our reaction when we heard 1 Girl Nation’s Christmas track, “Joy.“ The lead single off the teen pop group’s […]

Music Review: “The Unmaking” (C.D. single)

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On May 4th, Christian music veteran Nichole Nordeman released her “comeback single”, “The Unmaking.” It’s the first single off her latest album of the same name– the first album she’s released in almost 10 years. After releasing her 4th studio album, Brave, in 2005, Nordeman took some time away from the music business to spend […]

TV Review: Kingdom

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“You can take a fighter out of the fight… But you can’t take the fight out of the fighter.” This is just one of the inspirational quotes referenced in DirecTV’s successful MMA drama, Kingdom. The show, which premiered last October, received positive reviews and was renewed for two more seasons almost immediately. Season 2 is […]

Music Review: Unseen [EP]

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Life isn’t perfect. And sometimes we have all these crazy emotions that we want to talk about, but we can’t. Sometimes, these emotions and thoughts inside us turn into a tumbled mass of crazy words that we, ourselves, struggle to keep up with in our heads. Tayler Buono, a singer-songwriter from Orlando, Florida, knows what […]