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Second Listening Post- Paul Urban

Lineage, we have all heard the word before, descends from somewhere, came from a predecessor. Most songs exist within a lineage. There have been others framing similar social justice issues and or protesting the same ideas. With this lineage, I… Continue Reading →

First Listen

Paul Urban I officially have chosen the song “Skinny” by Song House & Emily Russell via Spotify Skinny – Song House & Emmy Russell (live session) **Skinny – Emmy & Song House (Official Music Video)   To provide some context,… Continue Reading →

“Fake Happy” by Paramore Podcast One out of every five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. Even though experiencing the symptoms of these conditions are unfortunately common, there are still personal and institutional stigmas surrounding mental illness that affect… Continue Reading →

“I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” by My Chemical Romance Podcast

  “You like D&D, Audrey Hepburn, Fangoria, Harry Houdini, and croquet. You can’t swim, you can’t dance, and you don’t know karate. Face it, you’re never gonna make it. I don’t wanna make it. I just wanna…(music starts)”   On… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “Fake Happy” Paramore

In many cases, the performance and delivery of music crafts rhetoric in ways that lyrics can not exclusively accomplish. This can be seen with Paramore’s “Fake Happy”, in both the official music video and lead singer Hayley Williams’ performance of… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “Fake Happy” by Paramore

While Paramore’s “Fake Happy” does not have a clear-cut lineage from a specific song, the themes of struggling with mental health and putting on a smile for the outside world have been present in music for quite some time.  The… Continue Reading →

First Listen: “Fake Happy” by Paramore

“Fake Happy” by Paramore is a song that highlights an individual, yet collective, experience of battling mental health issues while being forced to put on a “happy face” for the outside world. “Fake Happy” was released in 2017, which was… Continue Reading →

“1-800” Podcast

  Logic clip: “I’ve been on the low. Ive been taking my time. I feel like im outta my mind. It feels like my life ain’t mine. Who can relate.”  News Clip: “A graphic, traumatizing suicide video circulating on social… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “1-800-273-8255” MTV VMA & Cover

So far in my listening posts we have talked about the context and overall meaning behind the song “1-800-273-8255” by Logic Featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara. For this listening post the topic is the reach that this song has collected… Continue Reading →

“1-800” Lineage

“1-800-273-8255” is a song that deals with the complex emotions of depression, anxiety, suicide and more as seen in the video below:   In the first listening post we focused mostly on the time of release and its context of… Continue Reading →

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