Below are the songs I played on repeat this October with two words to sum it up.
“The Only Exception” by Paramore: sad love
“Land of the Living” by Roo Panes: happy nostalgia
“Scare Away The Dark” by Passenger: optimistic anthem
“Dearly Departed” by Shakey Graves: alternative bop
“Hero” by Family of the Year: simple & sweet
“Don’t Settle” by Ben Kyle: soft & sad
“Oh My God” by Ida Maria: screaming emo
“Magic in the Hamptons” by Social House: pool party
“when the party’s over” by Billie Eilish: black tears
I also found a Youtube live that is always playing relaxing study music without lyrics. Here is the link to that.
Originally posted on December 5, 2017 on the West Side Story website. View the original post with a photo by Pareen Mhatre here.
When she was four, Annie Chen ’18’s mother taught her how to play the piano. When she was five, Chen picked up the violin. As a freshman, she performed at All-State with her brother. Chen’s music career began years before grade school, and if she has her way, it will continue past it.
Originally published on May 12, 2018. View the West Side Story post here. Made in collaboration with Jessica Doyle and Luke Reynolds.
In the final episode of the school year, we talk with WSS staffer Luke Reynolds about his music reviews this year, recommendations and play “guess the song.”