Songs of the Summer

Songs of the Summer

Music is an art that can satisfy any need for the listener. Most students at LCHS are always listening to music whether as an escape from reality, listening for the lyrics, motivation, or simply background music. And with school out for the summer, many students use this time to find new songs they might enjoy or update on their favorite artists’ new releases. As many artists released new work in 2023 many fans at LCHS have been tuning in….

Some people listen to music as a way to view others talents, such as Addisyn Griffin (10) who has been listening to a new kpop girl group named NewJeans. Their new ep ‘Get Up’ has dominated the kpop charts and beaten previous records as a new girl group.

“I’ll say [my favorite realse from the summer would be] NewJeans’s latest EP, Get Up, and their song Super Shy! They’re a feel-good group with spunky lyrics and a refreshing beat. They’re just joyous music creators and it is so clearly embedded in their work,” Griffin says. 

Artist use their music to connect with listeners. For example, Keira Everett (11) has been a long time fan of Taylor Swift since her Fearless album, and became an even bigger fan after Taylor’s new album Speak Now; Taylors Version. Everett describes her music as heart touching with soft, relatable, and honest lyrics. Especially with the songs Castles Crumbling and Foolish One.

“I kinda relate to a lot of the lyrics and I saw myself in what was written. I really enjoyed the sound of it, and a lot of it is calming but also like really sad,” Everett said.

Everyone relates to certain songs in different ways. Sometimes we use music to lift our mood and get us in a better headspace. This year artist Zack Bryan released his self-titled album, Zach Bryan. Kayla Hayes (9) describes her feelings towards the tracks.

“[The tracks either have a] really positive message or they’re going through his life story…” Hayes said. 

Listening to relatable and enjoyable music can help listeners do everything from overcoming life’s challenges to learning new and unique sounds.

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