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August 3, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Life & Culture

Review: Singles for the weeks of 2/28

“17”

Pink Sweat$

Released Feb. 28

Atlantic Recording Company

This song’s smoothed out vocals and simple beat are the perfect match. The lyrics are sweet, making the song sound even more romantic. 

 

“Stupid Love”

Lady Gaga

Released Feb. 28

Interscope Records

Gaga’s vocals are, as usual, the shining star of this song, and they make up for when the song falters in its sound. The beat can be repetitive, but it is not annoying to the point of skipping. 

 

“Baby Girl”

Bryce Vine

Released Feb. 28

Sire Records

The song’s beat, while sometimes stripped, serves a good purpose — to make a catchy song. But the lyrics falter often, and mostly they are mediocre.

 

“Before U”

Sonny Fodera, King Henry, feat. Alina George

Released Feb. 28

Black Butter Limited

“Before U” is a classic, electronic-heavy pop song. It’s easy to get lost in the song, but maybe not in a good way, because of its oversimplified lyrics and basic beat. 

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