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Old vs New Music: My Recommendations

Times are rolling forward with new musicians, but the waves of nostalgia are crashing back. There’s been a lot of talk about new artists coming out, like with Kayla Steen having her first single. Then there are old artists who seem to be having a comeback like My Chemical Romance, who are set to play the stage on a reunion tour. Either way, I’m sure they’ll be enjoyable to see in the near future.

My Chemical Romance

Let’s start off with older music: My Chemical Romance. They’ve recently come out saying they’re going on tour together like in the old days. People have been trying to decode their tweet to see if there’s going to be new music released soon, or maybe it’s just the emo in us feeling nostalgic again. They stop in Toronto on September 14, at the Scotiabank Arena. Sadly, the only tickets left on Ticketmaster are at the $300+ mark. But if you already have tickets, consider yourself lucky, because the lower-priced tickets sold out within 15 minutes.

Kayla Steen

Kayla Steen is a young woman who just released her new single “Attached” on February 5. She has a rather small Instagram following for someone with such a powerful voice. Her song is deep, like when you breathe water into your lungs and it feels like you’re drowning, but instead, you’re drowning in her voice. It really overtakes you. It’s far from soft but boy is it passionate. The song seems to be about an ex-lover, unfortunately, leaving her after everything she had put into their relationship.

Telepath テレパシー能力者 and HKE

There is an English American collaborative ambient and vaporwave project of the electronic musicians Telepath テレパシー能力者 and HKE. The duo is best known for their sophomore album, Birth of a New Day (新しい日の誕生), described by Rolling Stone as “a late-night cruise through the cyber-future dream highway.” If you like vaporwave music, they’re totally a group to check out. While their music is not very new, their latest songs came out in July 2019, and their music will remind you of your childhood but with a twist.

Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny formed in 2015 when Lili Trifilio recorded a song titled “6 Weeks.” The next year, Trifilio released her first EP title. On October 31, 2019, the band announced that they had signed to Mom + Pop Music and planned to release their first full-length album, Honeymoon, on February 14, 2020. They recently came out with two singles “Promises” and “Cloud 9.” Their songs sound like cute melodies you’d hear in Disney movies. The life of the songs reside in a girl trying to get somewhere.

Cherry Bullet

Cherry Bullet is a Korean girl group formed by FNC Entertainment. They debuted on January 21, 2019, with their debut single album Let’s Play Cherry Bullet. The group, with seven members, released their first digital single “Hands Up” on February 11, 2020. Their music is much more like bubble gum pop, but it’s fun to dance to in your room. Even if most of us don’t fully understand the lyrics, it’s nothing Google can’t translate for us. Although their latest single has a different taste to it, it kind of reminds me of the Backstreet Boys.

I hope you enjoy these recommendations of new and not-so-new music. Time to go do some dancing!

25, majors in psychology. I really enjoy pop punk music, painting, photography, and Pokémon. Absol and Vulpix are my favourite Pokémon. I started off in Guatemala, lived there for a couple of years until I received citizenship in Canada. Prior to this my parents had left me with my grandparents as they worked out all the paper work because of an incident in with the government trying to deny my access to Canada. After that, I went to school for 12 years, under the Canadian school system. I had a couple of traumatic events after I had graduated from high school damaging my memory. So I currently have a surprised memory. Lame, I know. But with all those traumatic events, I was finally able to get treatment I was denied originally, due to cultural norms, and got sent into CAMH. I spent about a month originallys, and have been in and out of their system as an in-patient. I got proper treatment. Now, outside of school I spend a lot of time in treatment centres of CAMH. I’ve spent a couple of years off due to mental health, only to have a deeper understanding for treatments, people, and the ways but could help them enjoy their lives more. It’s always such a good feeling to see people blossom into who they deserve to be. I’m still learning how to be okay, and being who I should be.
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