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Third Listen – Butchered Tongue, Hozier (Emma Kelly)

Butchered Tongue, Third Listen   Though “Butchered Tongue” is a newer release, and thus does not have quite the backlog of musical versions, alternatives, and covers that some songs do, it does have a rich vocal performance in both its… Continue Reading →

“The News” Third Listen

Paramore – The News (Official Video) The first piece of media I will be discussing related to Paramore’s “The News” is the official music video. The music video was released on December 8th, 2022, along with the song itself, which… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “You Need to Calm Down”

“Pop music has been a sanctuary and playground, and there’s an expectation that pop stars, particularly female pop stars, will nurture and honor it” (Ganz.) “Here, Swift purposely spelled glad with two A’s, referring to pro-LGBTQ media organization GLAAD (Gay… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “A Living Human Girl” by The Regrettes

To gain a broader understanding of how a song functions in society, it is essential to examine live performances, videos, and other media content in which the song takes place. In doing so, considering the audience and fan reactions can… Continue Reading →

“Hunger” Music Video and Live Performance

For my third listening assignment I looked at the music video of Hunger as well as a live performance of the song. Both of these versions help the audience to look at the song on a deeper level and maybe… Continue Reading →

“Til It Happens To You” Oscars Performance & Music Video

Over the past few weeks I acquired substantial knowledge regarding the context, critiques, and the musical lineages of “Til It Happens To You.” For this third and final listening post, I would like to illustrate how “Til It Happens To… Continue Reading →

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