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Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.

8 Beauty and Self-Care Gifts to Treat Yourself or Loved Ones With This Holiday Season

While beauty comes from within, it never hurts to pamper yourself on the outside or surprise someone you love with a relaxing treat! And luckily, with the holidays coming, tons of brands are offering amazing products with great prices and deals. Here are eight of our favorite picks that anyone on your list would love…

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Return: 5 Essential Tracks To Get You Ready For This Comeback

If you’re discussing music from the 2010s, it’s impossible not to bring up Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the duo behind hits like “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love.” 2022 will mark ten years since they took the industry by storm with their Grammy-winning album The Heist, and they’re plotting the ultimate comeback with…

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Florencia Andrada Channels the Divine Feminine On Rousing “El Imperio”

Argentinian artist Florencia Andrada stands up against men who abuse their power on her new single “El Imperio,” a moving Spanish-language anthem that challenges sexism in the modern world. There’s a strong sense of femininity in its power, making it the perfect tribute to women everywhere who are sick of being overpowered and put down…

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The End of America Offer Mellow Hope With “Empty Sea (Reprise)”

The End of America transform their fan-favorite 2016 track into a cozy lullaby with “Empty Sea (Reprise).” Over a steady piano, the group describes pushing through trying situations to prove your strength to yourself, making it the perfect calming, yet motivating, solace for the pandemic era. “The higher you climb the mountain, the steeper it…

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‘Song for Jimi’ Explores Jimi Hendrix’s Life In a Vibrant, Family-Friendly World

Charles R. Smith Jr. sets out to inspire the next generation of rock stars with the exciting Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix, out via Neal Porter Books and Holiday House. The book frames Jimi Hendrix’s whirlwind life and career foundation separated into “verses” as short chapters, making the story come…

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Not Even a Testy “Temper” Could Push Us Away from Vera Blue’s Music

Vera Blue asks a lover to excuse her “short fuse” on the guitar-tinged “Temper,” a cool pop track that draws from that beloved, shiny 80s sound. The song sees the Australian singer-songwriter stepping into a new, more confident light ahead of her upcoming sophomore album, and it’s certainly an exciting, welcome transition!  ​​“I don’t know…

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We Had BIBI’s Addictive New Single On Repeat Over “The Weekend”

BIBI reflects on a shallow relationship on her bouncy new track “The Weekend,” which calls out someone who doesn’t give her the affection she deserves. There’s an effortless confidence to BIBI’s vocals and fun delivery, making “The Weekend” a future classic for fans and new listeners alike. Why aren’t you into me? You only call…

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Kills Birds Don’t Want to “Cough Up Cherries” on Dave Grohl-Approved New Single

Kills Birds give fans another taste of their upcoming record, Married, with “Cough Up Cherries,” a high-octane summary of angsty pandemic life. If they aren’t already one of your favorite new rock acts, there’s a good chance “Cherries” will be the song to make you join the likes of Dave Grohl and Hayley Williams in…

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