Revisiting Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Emotion”

Let’s go back to 2015: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Left Shark is all over the internet, people were debating over the blue/white dress, Adele released her first song in ages, everyone was laughing over Drake’s moves in the Hotline Bling video, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” was overplayed on the radio. “I Really Like You” is just one out of Jepsen’s songs in her 2015 album, Emotion—a very overlooked and underappreciated work of modern pop.

Healing and Spending with Ariana Grande’s “7 rings”

Ariana Grande is back with a new song off her forthcoming album, thank u, next. “7 rings” is Grande’s statement on retail therapy as a way of healing, paralleling from “thank u, next”’s way of being grateful to healing. A stark departure from the rest of Grande’s body of work is showcased in this single, and in this post, we weigh in on the song and the music video.

The Wanted, Where Are They Now?

The Wanted, the British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. Formed in 2009 through a mass audition, they reached the peak of their career with one of their singles on top of the charts, yet 5 years later, the group decided to go on a ‘long-hiatus’. Yes, unfortunately this boyband is no longer operating as they have split up. The members went their own way, and one question remains: where are they now?

Talking About “Bonds” In HiVi!’s “Persaudaraan”

Indonesian pop group HiVi!’s single, “Persaudaraan” has suddenly gone viral and reached the top of Google Trends a while ago. The single, released January 9 2019, turns out to be one of the tribute songs for Indonesian Jazz musician Candra Darusman, taken from the upcoming repackage version of album “Detik Waktu – Perjalanan Karya Cipta Candra Darusman” released in March 2018.