“RIDE” | LANA DEL REY
In some way, this new track off Born to Die: Paradise Edition is just like any other song by Lana Del Rey. You can expect melancholic crooning and her signature drone, but it’s the ethereality and the raw emotion that will keep you hitting the repeat button.
“CLOSER” | TEGAN AND SARA
Straying from their typical indie-pop sound, Tegan and Sara dabble with a more electronic sound in their newest single. While “Closer” is catchy and suitable for a study session pick-me-up, its generic and simplistic lyrics cause it to fall short.
“RED” | TAYLOR SWIFT
Heartbroken Hoyas rejoice: Taylor Swift is back with another up-tempo breakup song. “Red,” the third single released off Swift’s upcoming album of the same name, rehashes yet another failed relationship through color-wheel imagery Taylor’s trademark powerful, pop-country sound.