Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:23pm

Quinn XCII is a man of many quirks, and he owns them proudly. Between his lyrics about “a psycho from a midwest suburb” and his outlandish Instagram account dedicated to his comedic culinary endeavors, he’s created a unique persona that sets him apart from other pop artists. After the success of his previous single “Stacy,” Quinn XCII has released a follow-up track “Two 10s,” which seamlessly continues the theme of childhood nostalgia.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:52pm

It’s a Saturday night in the middle of nowhere. You’re driving down a dirt road (in a pickup truck, obviously) and passing cornfield after cornfield. Eventually you reach a massive bonfire where attractive young people are gathered. Tailgates are down. Speakers are turned up. Everyone is drinking. 

It’s a common image in popular contemporary country music. The light-hearted, quasi-romantic night in the backwoods. One that Little Big Town turns on its head in the group’s latest release Nightfall.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 5:24pm

“David died yesterday.”

This is the opening declaration of First Aid Kit’s single “Strange Beauty.” 

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 2:50pm




Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:41pm

Leave What’s Lost Behind, the upcoming album from the Nashville-native quartet Colony House, is lyrically fit to be a best-selling novel. In just a few pre-released songs, the band has already crafted an inspiring account of their own dealings with the past, filled with vivid imagery of expansive landscapes and the notion of playing a role in something much larger than yourself. “Where I’m From,” their latest single off the new album, adds to this narrative by describing the beauty found in both joyful and painful moments. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:38pm

The “What’s the Use?” music video was slated to shoot the day Mac Miller tragically died of a drug overdose in September 2018. His wounded fifth studio album Swimming was a month old. It’s a work of introspective resignation, a plea to stay afloat amid depression, substance abuse and heartbreak. There was a lot to look forward to for the forlorn, 26-year-old Mac.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:31pm

The Daily’s music writers offered their top 25 albums of 2019 this week, highlighting their favorite projects they’ve reviewed this year.

The list featured Harry Styles’ "Fine Line", Billie Eilish's "When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" and more, with Tyler the Creator’s "Igor" topping the list as 2019’s best album.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:04pm

10. Clairo, “Bags”

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:33pm

“Music Talks” is a series where Daily Music Writers give their takes on the biggest releases in new music. From picking best and worst tracks to asking what makes a record tick, the Music beat is here to give praise and give shit to music worth talking about.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:04pm

Selena Gomez has seen it all. Lupus, a kidney transplant, publicized battles with anxiety and depression, an on-again, off-again ex-boyfriend who, you know, just happens to be Justin Bieber. With her latest album, Rare, she puts it all out on the table.