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July 16, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Life & Culture

Review: Singles for the week of 1/24

“B.I.T.C.H.”

Megan Thee Stallion

Released Jan. 24

1501 Certified Ent LLC

Megan Thee Stallion is skilled in her lyricism and biting in her message. She raps with ease, and the song acts as an aggregation of her carefree yet formidable brand as a rapper.

 

“fever dream”

mxmtoon

Released Jan. 23

mxmtoon under exclusive license to AWAL Recordings

A soothing yet exhilarating energy cascades through “fever dream.” The singer’s deep vocals are entrancing, and her lyrics heighten the song’s vulnerability.

 

“Another Life”
Alex Aiono feat. Destiny Rogers

Released Jan. 24

Become Records

Another Life” has lyrics that are too typical to make this a truly exciting song, but Aiono and Rogers’ repartee has the greatest shine. It doesn’t hurt that both of them are talented singers, with smooth vocals and complementary harmonies.

 

“ghost”

Zachary Knowles

Released Jan. 24

Zachary Knowles under exclusive license to FADER Label

ghost” isn’t as heavy as the lyrics aim to be, but the song is relaxed and easy to listen to. It is mostly stripped of any fanciness, which may lead to its occasional monotony.

Arleigh Rodgers can be reached at arodgers@ithaca.edu or via Twitter: @arleighrodgers