Whether you’re headed back to school or still on vacation, we’ve got a playlist to keep you company. Check it out on Spotify!
1. Cool Kids-Echosmith
2. Ghosts-Mayday Parade
3. Subject to Change-Major League
4. Am I Wrong-Nico & Vinz
5. Suspension (Acoustic)-Lights
6. Everything Is Embarrassing (Twin Shadow Remix)-Sky Ferreira
8. Love is A Drug-New Politics
9. Unsteady-X Ambassadors
Words by Paige Kochanski
If the names Nico & Vinz, aren’t familiar at first, chances are their hit song “Am I Wrong” is. The Norwegian duo have been taking music by storm worldwide and are only getting started.
Back in 2010, the duo, Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, formed in Norway and debuted themselves as Envy. They released their first album, ‘The Magic Soup and The Bittersweet Faces,’ on April 27, 2012. A quick hit internationally, Warner Bros in the United States took notice. They soon signed to the label and changed their name to Nico & Vinz. “Am I Wrong” was released as a single to radio across North America in April of 2014 and consecutively topped the charts.
Nico & Vinz have a goal to put a message behind their music and inspire people. “Am I Wrong” is about reaching your goals, no matter what your background is, or obstacles you may face. Anything can become reality, if you believe in it. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the duo said that they “had dreams of touching people all over the world”, “The power of the mind is incredible; believing in stuff, it’s underrated.” It’s an inspirational story that all listeners can learn from. The duo wanted nothing more than to share their music with the world and they achieved that and more. It shows everyone to dream as big as you can and never let anyone tell you no. Just keep on believing.
Nico & Vinz will be releasing their next album, ‘Black Star Elephant,’ later this year. Keep up with them on facebook.
Need a pick me up this week? Check out all the songs we’ve been listening to on Spotify!
1. Remain-Royal Tailor
2. Right Now-One Direction
3. Typhoon-Young the Giant
4. Death Valley-Fall Out Boy
5. Up We Go-Lights
6. Selfless-New Found Glory
7. Kiss You-One Direction
8. Our Day Will Come-Amy Winehouse
9. Let Go For Tonight-Foxes
Words by Bethany Polson
Opening for everybody ever recently, New Politics has been tearing up stages all over the world. This Danish trio is known for their pop rock, almost dance sound that sends fans reeling. True performers, David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio are known for their flips, jumps, dancing, and crowd surfing techniques that make for a playful, interactive concert.
A humble start, in 2009 the band entered a radio station competition and was selected from a group of almost a thousand entries. In the end, the band and 3 other winners were chosen to perform on a major stage in Denmark; this led to them getting signed to RCA. Since then, the band has released two studio albums, first, a self-titled release (2010) and more recently “A Bad Girl in Harlem” (2013). Best known single to date is “Harlem”, off of their newest LP. The single charted 110 in the US and has been featured in commercials and the trailer for the Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler comedy Blended.
New Politics is not unused to tour life as they’ve opened for a variety of talent. Opening for Fall Out Boy’s American spring tour in 2013, then later in that same year for Pink and Panic! At The Disco. On their first headline tour, starting in 2014, they included Sleeper Agent and Magic Man to entertain crowds of around a thousand. This summer they’ve been opening for much larger crowds on the Monumentour with Fall Out Boy and Paramore. Their next American headlining tour begins this fall and includes Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful.
Listen to New Politics on Spotify, pick up tickets to their headlining tour this fall, and check them out on Monumentour now!
Cristina Yang and Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy characters, in case you live under a rock) have found the key to coping with stress: dancing it out. Since everyone is going back to school soon, we thought we’d equip you with a playlist to dance away the stress of tests, papers, and grades oh my! Check it out on Spotify and share your dance-like-nobody’s-watching songs with us, too.
1. Hella Good-No Doubt
2. Spring-Two Door Cinema Club
3. Dance, Dance-Fall Out Boy
5. Jenny Was A Friend of Mine-The Killers
6. Crazy-Beebs & Her Moneymakers
7. Lightning in A Bottle-The Summer Set
8. Crazy for You-Hedley
9. Peacock-Katy Perry
11. That’s What You Get-Paramore
13. Murder-Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
14. You’re Not The One-Sky Ferreira
15. Speaking Japanese-Shiny Toy Guns
16. Stay The Night-Zedd ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore