Stephen Day’s “Every Way (Supernatural)” – Track Review
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Stephen Day’s latest release “Every Way (Supernatural)” shows a side to the artist that we haven’t heard before. The painfully sweet production is proven to be on-brand for the singer, but the choice to go the magical and mysterious route makes it clear why Stephen decided to add “(Supernatural)” to the title.
Lafawndah returns with her new album, The Fifth Season, emulating hymns, classical music, and jazz. Her voice is crisp, cutting through the opaque and enticing instrumentation. With an emphasis on lone brass instruments, and disparate percussion, the music takes on a hazy veil, leaving the listener wandering through a seemingly foreign landscape. Listening to this album, the depth of Lafawndah’s sharp vocals and hazy composition entices the listener to explore with curiosity.
Katy Perry Dives Into Smile, The Magic of Womanhood, and Femininity
As a college student, Zoom group calls have taken over my life. Classes, group hangouts, study dates, virtual parties, movie nights, you name it… it’s on Zoom. So naturally, what better thing to add to my Zoom expertise than a call with Katy Perry.
Paula Santana, WRSU’s World Music Director, had the chance to talk to Mexican rock band El Shirota about being a musicians in quarantine, the meaning of music, and more! Listen to the full interview for some insightful introspection.
WRSU’s “Last Dance” World Series coverage wraps up with Friday’s championship
The New Jersey Last Dance World Series high school baseball tournament reaches its culmination this Friday, with the championship game in Trenton. WRSU Sports will broadcast the title game live from Arm & Hammer Park in the state capitol.
Chris Tsakonas and Corey Jason will call all the action as the Jackson Jags take on Cougar Baseball, the team from Cranford. Jackson won the South title Wednesday night at First Energy Park in Lakewood, while the Cougars won the North title at Skylands Stadium in Sussex.
First pitch is set for 7 pm, but coverage will begin at 6:30 pm with interviews and analysis leading up to the final game of the Last Dance tournament.
With their sports broadcasting season coming to a premature end in March in the middle of a historic run to the NCAA Tournament for the Rutgers men’s basketball team, members of the WRSU Sports Department got behind the mics at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater for their first live play-by-play in 129 days when the tournament began two weeks ago.
And their coverage has been in demand, with high listenership due to Governor Phil Murphy’s restrictions limiting outdoor gatherings to 500 people.
The brainchild of St. Joe’s Athletic Director Mike Murray, the tournament features over 200 teams from around the state, which closely resemble New Jersey high school teams. But the squads have no affiliation with their high schools. It was seen as an opportunity to replace – in some small way – the season that was cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for seniors who lost out on their final year of high school ball.
July 25, 2020
Kanye West’s “Wash Us In The Blood” – Track Review
It’s 2020, and we’ve entered a new era in Kanye West’s career that fuses Ye’s faith with signature hard-hitting beats. The prolific rapper and producer released his new song “Wash Us in the Blood” along with an accompanying video uploaded to YouTube (directed by Arthur Jafa). Of course, Mr. West has recently been trending for other reasons, like his last-minute presidential run and subsequent drop-out, along with his bizarre interview with Forbes.