I Am You, We Are Human [An Essay by Skylar Bauer]

On Sunday, the 21st of October 2018, I woke up in AD’s bed to my phone alarm, but my phone was wedged between his bed and the wall. I stuck my arm in the tiny gap and felt for the buzzing while the “Morning Flower” tone chimed repeatedly. It was enough to give anyone a headache. Awake for not even 30 seconds and having to search for a phone in this dark crevice? No thanks. I’d rather stay asleep. Continue reading I Am You, We Are Human [An Essay by Skylar Bauer]

Angela Harris Sings Powerful Song about Depression (+ Playlist of Songs Relating to Mental Illnesses)

Music that tells a deep personal story is music that is worth celebrating. It takes courage for a songwriter to be completely open and vulnerable and sing about something that has personally effected them on a human level. Angela Harris sings with courage and strength on “I Want Them Gone” to deliver the world a song that is both emotionally intense and meaningful. The twangy … Continue reading Angela Harris Sings Powerful Song about Depression (+ Playlist of Songs Relating to Mental Illnesses)

C-Dup’s ‘Candy’ Is Fluttering, Dense Rap with an Old-New Dichotomy

C-Dup’s ‘Candy’ is engaging, dense rap music with a very cool production technique. “This beat fireeee,” this artist says of his work. The slow and smooth vocal sample he uses as the base for the track is distorted in a way imbues the whole track with a fuzzy retro sensibility. Continue reading C-Dup’s ‘Candy’ Is Fluttering, Dense Rap with an Old-New Dichotomy

Common Jack Calls for Empathy with “Old Faded Flag”

  “Old Faded Flag” from Brooklyn-based band Common Jack is a timely political statement about homophobia, sexual assault, and sexism, but more than anything, the song asks us to pay attention to those around us and show them love, no matter how different they are from us. This classic folky song starts with a beautiful piano tapping simple chords and swells seamlessly to this heart … Continue reading Common Jack Calls for Empathy with “Old Faded Flag”

Ryan Cassata Reads Letter to His Younger Self to Inspire Others to Never Give Up (RTP Is Open To Submissions!)

“You are going to travel all over the world spreading awareness about the LGBTQ community and people are going to fall in love with your music and your words. Those lyrics will help carry people…and remind them to never give up.” Continue reading Ryan Cassata Reads Letter to His Younger Self to Inspire Others to Never Give Up (RTP Is Open To Submissions!)