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Cover for Fearless (Taylors Version).(Courtesy Beth Garrabrant)

‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Echoes Empowerment

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer April 15, 2021

  When Taylor Swift announced that she would begin re-recording her award-winning catalog of music, there was a lot of mixed emotions from fans and critics alike. The new recordings would allow...

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NFT’s Have the Potential to Revolutionize the Music Industry

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer April 10, 2021

  Cryptocurrencies have seen a rise in popularity in recent years — with Bitcoin and Ethereum becoming useful forms of currency in the business and entertainment industries. Non-fungible tokens...

The Mystery of Avril Lavignes Girlfriend and Foreign Language Remixes

The Mystery of Avril Lavigne’s ‘Girlfriend’ and Foreign Language Remixes

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor April 5, 2021

  In 2007, in a high point of fame for Canadian pop-punk star Avril Lavigne, “Girlfriend” debuted as the lead single for her third studio album. After plenty of radio play, a spot on Just...

Lil Nas X in the music video for  Montero (Call Me By Your Name). (Courtesy Lil Nas X | YouTube)

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ Tops Charts, Scares Conservatives

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor April 3, 2021

  21-year-old pop icon Lil Nas X released “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” on March 26, 2021, to widespread critical acclaim. The music video for “Montero,” co-directed by Lil Nas X, is...

Lana Del Reys concept art for Chemtrails Over the Country Club | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ Hovers in the Shadow of ‘NFR!’

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor March 29, 2021

  Lana Del Rey has exchanged her “Blue Jeans” for a “White Dress” in her ethereal — but inferior — seventh studio album “Chemtrails Over the Country Club.”  The Album Announcement  Produced...

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The Chronicle Playlist: Cut to the Springtime Feeling

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer March 26, 2021

  After the lull and quiet of winter frost, the first signs of spring always make me eager to blossom and explore. Color, growth, adventure, love and new beginnings are all things that seem possible...

Growing Up (Courtesy of Cinders)

Salt Lake City Band Cinders’ Latest Release Will Give You Something to Dance About

By Paige Gardner , Assistant Arts Editor March 22, 2021

  Salt Lake City indie-pop trio Cinders first came onto the scene with the release of their single "Last Year's Winter" nearly six years ago, in 2015. Their latest song, "Growing Up,” is a perfect...

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Six Modern Rock Operas You Need to Hear

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer March 21, 2021

  In modern music and all of its genres and subgenres, there are few things as ambitious and challenging as writing and producing a rock opera. While not actually an opera to be sung and acted,...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Head to Head: Artists Dropping Surprise Albums

March 19, 2021

Do you celebrate a midnight-drop, or do you miss the fancy announcements and lead-up?

Billie Eilish: The Worlds a Little Blurry (Courtesy Apple TV+)

‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Captures a Star on the Rise

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor March 17, 2021

  When Billie Eilish first arrived on the music scene in 2015 with “Ocean Eyes,” I had no idea who she was, or how insanely talented she is. It would still take me a couple of years to discover...