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Jillian Serene
Alt/Indie princess and real life Powerpuff Girl. I have opinions.

REVIEW: GLASS ANIMALS – ‘DREAMLAND’; BEATS, B-SIDES, AND THE BEST SINGLE OF 2020

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Since their last release, How To Be A Human Being in 2016, English pop group Glass Animals have returned to drop their third studio album, Dreamland, today. The title track starts the album off on nothing less than an ambient a-la-Zaba note that feels like both a recollection of memories in a dreamscape and a […]

REVIEW: NEON TREES – ‘I CAN FEEL YOU FORGETTING ME’; DARK DREAMS AND SUMMER NOSTALGIA

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Since the return from their hiatus and previous single releases, Neon Trees have finally dropped their latest album I Can Feel You Forgetting Me as of today. Personally, I enjoy music that can uphold a dichotomy between instrumentation and lyrics, especially when it involves sad or somber lyrics set to an upbeat tempo– something you […]

10 NOTEWORTHY VOCALISTS FROM THE LAST 5 YEARS

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When the topic of noteworthy artists comes up, we probably all jump to highlight acts we hold the strongest personal loyalties to, acts that we know possess an extensive discography, or acts that have been around for a long time— often overshadowing those who haven’t, even if they’re equally deserving of recognition.  Let’s be real, […]

20 ACOUSTIC REIMAGINED RENDITIONS JUST AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINALS

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Everyone can agree artists bring a new perspective to the table by reinvigorating songs their listeners already enjoy with an acoustic twist, and I’d be lying if I said some reimagined tracks weren’t how my introduction to a handful of artists came about. Personally, I like when artists who are known for heavier music or […]

REVIEW: SELFISH THINGS – ‘LOGOS // ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS’; A SOMBER AND INTRIGUING SEQUEL

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Toronto alternative rock group Selfish Things have just released an EP featuring three reimagined versions of songs off of their debut album Logos, as well as a Jon Bellion cover. Normally one of Selfish Things’ more aggressive songs and driven by a catch riff, “Flood – Alternate Version” is subtly harmony-ridden and somber. Frank and […]

SCARLXRD – ‘FANTASY VXID; SUMMER’: FLEXING FOR THE FINAL SEASON

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Scarlxrd’s album and conclusion of a 5-piece project playing off the different seasons, FANTASY VXID; SUMMER released as of today. For any readers who are unfamiliar with him, Scarlxrd is an English rapper whose musical style collectively fuses sounds of ambient indie instrumentation, trap rap, and metal. FANTASY VXID; SUMMER starts off with WELCXME TX […]

IANN DIOR – ‘I’m Gone’: “on rum, coke, and breaking hearts”

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Iann Dior is a solo artist from Texas whose musical style reflects influences of R&B, trap rap, and alternative rock. Today, marks the release of his latest album, I’m Gone. “Paradise” starts I’m Gone off on a strong note with an attention-grabbing pre-chorus, delivers an emo-rap vibe, and talks about escapism and living your best […]