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Taylor Swifts eleventh studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, was released in the middle of April. The album encompassed heartbreak and burnout, and was met with much excitement from fans.

Torturously Good: Taylor Swift’s Eleventh Album Surpasses Expectations

Katie Ring, Reporter May 3, 2024

Taylor Swift has mastered the art of music. Dabbling in genres ranging from country to pop to synth, she’s broken records and topped the charts for years. When she announced the release of her eleventh...

At the concerts close, Malcolm Todd performs his fan-favorite track Roommates in harmony with guitarist Luke Tyler Shelton.

Malcolm Todd Delivers Unforgettable ‘Sweet Boy’ Experience to Austin

Sarah Jung, Reporter April 27, 2024

In the vibrant heart of downtown Austin, the electrifying sounds of Malcolm Todd echoed through the walls of Emo’s. On Saturday, April 20 Todd marked his fourth show in his first-ever tour, titled...

Laufey performs Lovesick during the Goddess Tour at the Bass Concert Hall. One of the songs of her latest album Bewitched, Laufeys vocals astounded the audience as she performed.

Laufey Embodies ‘Goddess’ On Stage

Jia Chun, Reporter April 25, 2024

Dreamy music echoed around the theater, matching the glittery lights dotting the stage and the warm light of the spotlight. The audience leaned forward, eager to catch Laufey’s performance, as the opening...

Taking on the aesthetic of the 80s, Conan Grays third album Found Heaven gives listeners a fresh take on Grays writing style.

Listeners Find Heaven with ‘Found Heaven’

Sabareesh Dinakaran, Reporter April 22, 2024

Rising singer-songwriter sensation Conan Gray released his third album, titled Found Heaven, on April 5 through Republic Records. This album completely diverges from Gray’s previous works, taking on...

Famous pop star Beyoncé took a step into her southern side by exploring a different music genre, and released her new country album Cowboy Carter, this past March.

Beyoncé’s Leap Into Country

Trinity Osmer, Reporter April 19, 2024

It's no secret that the biggest Beyoncé fans and non-BeyHives (her fandom’s name), were all surprised by her new wishes to create a country album. Beyoncé’s music has previously fallen under the...

Benson Boones latest album exemplifies his ability to find a catchy tune, but highlights the simplicity of his lyrics.

Benson Boone Takes Off With New Album ‘Fireworks & Rollerblades’

Katie Ring, Reporter April 18, 2024

Albums tell stories. Artists stress for days over the order their songs are put in, and fans analyze lyrics to the point of obsoletion. Musicians like Taylor Swift and Hozier are known for perfecting the...

Dune: Part 2 was released on March 1, and it has set a new standard for cinema sound and visual design.

‘Dune: Part 2’ Sets New Cinema Standard

Jacob Chow, Heritage Staff April 5, 2024

The excited chatter of the theater quickly scales down as the previews end. It’s silent in the theater, except for the muffled popcorn crunches. The excitement and anticipation can be felt as the screen...

Experimenting with various instruments and genres, Faye Websters fifth studio album Underdressed at the Symphony showcases her raw emotions in her everyday life.

Faye Webster Adds Delight to Spring with ‘Underdressed at the Symphony’

Sarah Jung, Reporter April 5, 2024

Known for her whimsical vocals and funky instrumentation, American singer-songwriter Faye Webster released her new album, Underdressed at the Symphony on March 1. With an intimate and expansive mood, her...

Consistent in its calm sounds of acoustic guitar and soft vocals, Kacey Musgraves latest album entitled Deeper Well was released on Friday, March 15. The album is beautifully done and touches on themes of curiosity, love, and overcoming doubts.

‘Deeper Well’ is Too Good to be True

Hannah McDonough, Horizon Assistant Editor April 1, 2024

Exhibiting themes of wonderment, love, and hope, Kacey Musgraves’ latest album, Deeper Well, is a peaceful album full of beautifully illustrative lyrics — the perfect music to listen to on a relaxing...

On February 22, Netflix released the live action of the beloved animation: Avatar the Last Airbender. The remake reached widespread popularity among fans and critics, urging Netflix to announce on March 6 that they would be renewing the show for two additional seasons.

‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’ Live Action Is Acceptable

Valerie Zhang, Reporter March 11, 2024

A childhood favorite for many in the late 2000s, Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender follows Team Avatar — Aang, Katara, and Sokka — as they travel the world and help Aang master all four elements...

Building anticipation, a visual of melting candles that spell out “Guts” count down the minutes until Olivia Rodrigo makes her entrance. Rodrigo’s exceptional performance showcased her vocal capabilities, and prowess as a dynamic pop performer.

A Teenage Dream: Olivia Rodrigo Brings ‘GUTS’ Tour to Austin

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter March 10, 2024

The anticipation in the air was evident in downtown Austin as thousands of purple-clad concertgoers flocked downtown to the Moody Center to see Olivia Rodrigo take the stage. Fans eager to see the bright,...

On Feb. 22, SZA released her new single, Saturn. Since then, the song has racked up more than 37 million streams.

SZA’s Single ‘Saturn’ Is Perfect Escape From Reality

Jia Chun, Reporter March 7, 2024

If there’s one song people should know after 2023, it’s SZA’s Kill Bill, with its infamous lyrics, “I might kill my ex, not the best idea,” and a melody that everyone knows.  SZA left 2023...

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