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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.

Claudia Valentina Makes “C’est La Vie” Her Life Motto in New Single and Music Video

Claudia Valentina shrugs off doubts and fear on “C’est La Vie,” her first release of the year and her first single since releasing her self-titled debut EP last year. The electro-infused track casually describes the ups and downs of life over a bouncy beat, commanding the listener’s attention in a fresh, exciting way while tackling…

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Rachel Chinouriri Practices Gratitude on Thoughtful New Track “If Only”

Rachel Chinouiri and her unique voice shine on “If Only,” an introspective song about appreciating what you have. She wrote the song with Daniel Hylton Nuamah, who she previously worked with on “Beautiful Disaster,” “I.D.R.N.,” and “Lose Anything,” and Jack Sibley, who has credits on her songs “Adrenaline” and “Riptide.” “It’s easy for me to…

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Cassyette Takes Back Her Life on High-Octane Single “Petrichor”

Cassyette regains control over her headspace and experience on “Petrichor,” a rousing track inspired by her own struggles and blessings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Named after the smell in the air after rain, the song describes turning your life around after difficulty and tragedy, the perfect anthem for a post-pandemic world. “After losing my dad…

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Lily Rose Wonders If an Ex Is Over Her on New Single “I Don’t Smoke”

Lily Rose questions whether an ex has really moved past their relationship on “I Don’t Smoke,” a piercing country track with a catchy, pop-influenced melody and strong vocals. With slick production from Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Nickelback) and writing credits from Daniel Breland, Lalo Guzman, and Michael Tyler, you’ll get the song stuck in…

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Grace Blue Makes Her MGW Records Debut with Alluring “IDGAF”

Grace Blue touches on guitar-tinged loneliness with her new dark pop track “IDGAF,” which is destined to become a mainstay on alternative and breakup playlists everywhere. It’s mysterious yet forward, showcasing her independence and refusal to relinquish her perspective. “‘IDGAF’ was written about how low loneliness can bring you,” Blue explains. “It’s about a time…

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6 Self-Care and Beauty Products Under $35 That You Should Add to Your Fall Regimen

With the darker, colder months coming up fast, it’s crucial to keep taking care of yourself and your skin. We all know the horrors of cracked lips, dry breakouts, and dull complexions, but there are tons of products that can help counteract the effects of the cooler weather. Check out these six affordable options that…

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BROODS Invite Fans to ‘Space Island’ with New Single “Piece of My Mind”

BROODS have perfected the end-of-summer banger with their bouncy new track “Piece of My Mind,” which explores the dark side of escapism over a misleadingly upbeat instrumental. Siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott know how to tackle such sensitive, unsettling topics with a sense of grace and danceable elegance, and “Piece of My Mind” is the…

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Outkast Celebrate Iconic ‘ATLiens’ Album with Anniversary Merch Drop

It’s been 25 years since Outkast released their career-defining, double-platinum certified ATLiens, which is still regarded as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. To commemorate the record and its success, Outkast teamed up with Merch Traffic to design a limited-edition merch collection inspired by the album’s sound and aesthetic! “Outkast’s ATLiens album…

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9 Intriguing New Pop Songs That May Have Gone Under Your Radar This August

As summer winds to an end, tons of independent and underrated signed artists are unveiling new material to lead fans into the fall season and soundtrack their last sunny memories of the year. From breakup anthems to supportive messages of friendship, here are nine new pop tracks you’ll fall in love with! BLACKSTARKIDS – “FIGHT…

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Juliana Riccardi Views Life as a “Full Cup” of Opportunity on New Single

Juliana Riccardi explores self-love and perspective on her new single “Full Cup,” a folksy rock track that has already received a placement on Spotify’s Healin’ Blues playlist among the likes of Nina Simone and B.B. King. Drawing from greats like Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, and Van Morrison, Riccardi’s intimate lyrics and rich voice will reel…

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We Need to Talk About Kanye West’s Disregard for Abuse Survivors

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses Kanye West’s support of alleged sexual and domestic abusers. Please be cautious if you think this may upset or overwhelm you! Kanye West is almost always making headlines, but when’s the last time it was for something good? Most recently, he’s disappointed fans with several postponements of his Donda album,…

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Single Girl, Married Girl Chase Dreams on Folksy New Track “Looking”

Single Girl, Married Girl describe a touching story of a young woman searching for her destiny and pursuing her dreams on “Looking,” the first taste of the group’s upcoming album, Three Generations of Leaving. The project follows three related women’s experiences throughout their lives: a 1950s housewife, her daughter finding herself in the 1960s, and…

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