Kip Moore entered my life the way most country singers did in 2011 — by singing about a truck. More precisely, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck.” For months on end the cheeky, feel-good track was playing every time I turned on the radio.
Before her debut, Rina Sawayama was the kind of low-key singer you’d come across on Spotify and think, Holy shit, she is going to have a career. Her first EP, RINA, remains one of the best musical projects of 2017.
I feel exhausted after I finish an online midterm I’m positive I bombed. I walk out of my room and into the living room of my cottage; my parents’ eyes are glued to CNN, while my brother’s are glued to his phone.