Diverse Music Around the World

Cultural Music Around the World

Music around the world is very diverse. Different countries have distinct ways of playing music, listening to music, as well as writing music.

African Music:

Music in Africa is very diverse. Some genres of African music is Afrobeat, African hip hop, in addition to traditional music.

Traditional music in Africa is passed down orally. The family doesn’t write down the music, but teach it to the rest of the family. In Sub Saharan music, it relies on percussion instruments of every variety.

African pop music is varied. The contemporary genres music cross with western popular music. Popular music in Africa is like jazz in the united states, but more diverse.

Music in Africa also coordinate with different religions

indian music:

Music of India is very different than most. Genres of Indian music include classical music, filmi, folk music, and Indian pop. Certain religions are related to Indian music, in addition to African.

Carnatic music was first traced to the 14th – 15th centuries AD. It originated in South India during the rule of the Empire of Vijayanagar., Its a melodic with improvised variations, but tends to have more fixed compositions. It has a composition with improvised embellishments added to the piece in the forms of Kalpanaswaram, Raga Alapana, and Tala.

Hindustani music is a tradition diverged from Carnatic music around six-hundred years ago. Ancient Hundi tradidtions and Historical Vedic philosophy and native Indians sounds influenced Hindustani music. This type of music was also enriched by ther persian performance practices of Mughals.

native american music:

Native american music, or Indigenous music is music that is used, created or performed by Indigenous peoples. The music is usually traditional tribe music of the north american tribes. Popular music of Native Americans  include rock, blues, hip hop, classical, film music, and reggae.

Japanese Music:

Japanese music includes a wide array of performers in both traditional and modern styles.

Traditional folk music of japan have to types. Buddhist chanting and orchestral court music.  Gagaku, or orchestral court music, is a type of classical music that has been performed at the Imperial court for a long time.

J pop is a type of pop music in Japanese culture. Modern J-pop has it roots in the 1960s pop and rock. J pop is defined by new wave bands.

South Korean Music:

South Korean music has changed over the course of the decades after the end of the Korean War. Traditional Korean folk music, popular music or k pop, and Western-influenced non-popular music are just some of the few genres.

K-pop is a music genres originating in South Korea, characterized by the wide variety of audiovisual elements.  Some K-pop bands are EXO, Seventeen, BTS, TWICE, and ShiNee.

 Music of Spain:

Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. Spanish music has a long history. Diverse Spanish music is associated with stereotypes.

Music of MExico:

The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles. Likewise, its influenced by man cultures, including the indigenous people of Mexico and Europe.

Mexican music is well known in other countries. Mostly religious music and very simple songs like happy birthday, or feliz navidad.

American Music:

European and African music has influenced American music. Some genres of American music are country, hip hop, pop, rap , jazz, blues, and techno.

Broadway music has been around for a couple decades. Broadway is a group of theaters specializing in musicals.

Music Festivals around the world:

Music festivals are a place to enjoy music with others who have common taste in music with you. But be careful, they can get dangerous.

Some of the most popular music festivals are Bestival, Field Day, Latitude, Coachella, Sydney Festival, and Rock in Rio.


Music is a big cultural mixing pot. People can listen, make, write, and read music differently. Cultural, traditional, pop culture, rap, jazz, and other genres are part of music. Every country has their own music, whether its religion, or pop, its all what brings the world together.

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Khalid: The New American Teen

 The New American Teen:

“While we’re young dumb, young, young dumb and broke. Young dumb broke high school kids.” Khalid the new American teen is a 19 year old singer/songwriter. He is in the R&B genre, but others also consider him pop. He show how it is to be an American teen, and that includes the good and bad aspects.

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Songs:new American teen

The new American teen has already put out one album, and many songs with other people. He has every mood in his music. If you are getting over someone, “Therapy” helps you realize that you can just delete the text and try and move on. It’s always the hardest when you get out of the relationship, and “Coaster” describes that perfectly. Feeling like a teenage? Listen to “8TEEN”, “Young Dumb & Broke”, “Let’s Go”, and of course “American Teen”. His first single that went big was “Location” and it is still on the American music charts. Recently, he did a song with Marshemllo called “Silence”. It is his most popular song right now on Spotify.

About Khalid:new American teen

Khalid is from El Paso, Texas. But the new American teen has lived in various locations. He has lived in Georgia, Germany, upstate New York, and of course Texas. His family was in the military so he moved frequently. He has been making music since 2015, but released his first single, “Location” in 2016. His album, American Teen, was released on March 3, 2017, by Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. Since then, he has released other songs such as “1-800-273-8255” by Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid, and many other songs. Most people loved his song with Calvin Harris and Future, “Rollin”. It was on many people’s summer playlists. He is about to start his upcoming tour, the Roxy Tour. He was excited to get a new dog, and decided to go on tour and name it after her.

Mood:new American teen

Khalid is definitely a  new American teen. Teens everywhere can relate to his songs in so many ways. His music has the mood of someone who likes to party, but it also has the feeling of someone being heartbreak. The songs show each emotion of the heartbreak also. It shows the beginning when you are hurting, the time period when you still are wishing they’d call, and the post break-up. Those emotions are extremely relatable to thousands of people. In his song “Another Sad Love Song” he also brings up the fact that there are a lot of love songs that are sad. But he still wants to make all of the sad love songs. He finds ways on his album to make a sad song be upbeat, but the lyrics still have the same effect if you listen closely.


Khalid knows how to have his clothes be liked by everyone. He sells a lot of bigger sweatshirt type shirts. They are bigger, comfy, and they look very cute. Khalid wears the same style of clothes that he sells. He has a very easy and relaxed new American teen look. His clothes aren’t priced too high, and they are very good quality. A lot of people will sign up on his website with their emails, and they get discounts on his merchandise. He also sells his album on his website. You can also see all the dates and where his tour will be. It is very informational to all of his fans, and after buying your tour tickets, then you can buy some merchandise to wear and represent at the concert.

Fun Facts:

Khalid has recently adopted a new dog. He got a puppy from a humane society in Los Angeles. Since the new American teen was so excited about it, he wanted to do a tour based on his new pup. In his song “American Teen”, at the very end of the song there are multiple people all singing together. Those people that are singing are some of his closest friends and he wanted to put their voices on the album with him. He included some of his friends in a few music videos also. In his video for “Young Dumb and Broke”, he went to his old high school and had some old fellow classmates join him. Some were also in his video for “American Teen”.

Check out Khalid’s website.

The 1975: Discovering The 1975 and Their Albums

The 1975 and Their Albums:

The 1975 and their albums are what make them unique. They have released albums and EP’s. They have released two albums, and three EP’s. You may think they are just like another other indie-alternative band, but in all reality, they are much different than the others.

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About the band:The 1975 and their albums

The 1975 consists of four men. Matthew Healy, the lead guitarist and singer, George Daniel, the drums, Adam Hann, the guitarist, and Ross Macdonald, the bass guitarist. Adam Hann and Ross Macdonald also play the keyboard, which offers a very unique sound to them. The band started out in 2002, in Manchester, England. The 1975 and their albums were first released in 2013, but they had already produced EP’s. They started to release them in 2002, and then came out with their self titled album, The 1975, became very popular and left people wanting more. In 2016, they then released their newest album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. They have gained 1.9 million followers on Instagram, and that isn’t including all of the followers each band member has.

Albums:The 1975 and their albums

With the new album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, it topped the charts in 2016 as the number 1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart. The 1975 and their albums have sold many copies, but ILIWYSFYASBYSUOI, sold 349,000 in a week. The bands debut album, The 1975, took 26 weeks to sell that many. The band has made very big progress in their home country also. It is one of the top albums on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. The 1975 also has four top songs on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs. Those songs are “Love Me”, “Ugh!”, “The Sound”, and “Somebody Else”. And those are just some of the most loved songs by the band.


The 1975 and their albums contain many amazing songs. They can get you through any mood. If you want to throw a party, there are multiple songs to help you. Just some of their party songs are “Heart Out”, “Chocolate”, “Robbers”, and “The Sound”. If you want to concentrate, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It” and “If I Believe You” can help you get into the studying zone. If you are just sick and tired of how the world is being ran, go listen to “Loving Someone”. When you are feeling jealous and alone, listen to “Somebody Else”. Even if you are turning over a new leaf, the 1975’s song “She’s American” can help with that.


All across the world millions of people go to see the 1975 and their albums be performed. The 1975 first toured in 2013, and after that, the world wanted to see the band. They travel to many different countries, including the United States. The 1975 has many different venues they like to perform at. From small venues with only a couple hundred people to a venue with a couple thousand people. The band has gotten personal with its fans also. They reach out, and also have meet and greets with their fans. When they travel around the world, they also like to site see, just to see how the culture around them is.

Merchandise:The 1975 and their albums

This amazing band not only has music. The 1975 and their albums aren’t the only thing that has made this band famous. The very aesthetic band produces clothes that reflects the band. With it’s neon light rectangle as their main background, they also have other backgrounds that they use. The beautiful flower arrangements and neon lights, whether it is the rectangle or words to their songs, they use them on their clothing. With the floral arrangements, they usually put their band name on top of it. With their neon rectangle, they use their band name on top of it also. The shirts with the neon signs with their song lyrics, they usually just have them by themselves.

The New Album:

The 1975 and their albums have been very popular. Their two albums, The 1975 and I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, have made fans anxious and wanting more. The 1975 has released that they are going to be releasing a new album on June 1, 2018 called Music For Cars, and fans are excited. Although the band wont say anything else about this new album, they keep dropping hints on social media. But they are still leaving their fans hungry for more.

For more about The 1975, go to their website.




Best Rock Bands and Heavy Metal Bands

1. Disturbed:


Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1994. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. MORE

Some of there most Popular Songs:
  1. Sound of silence
  2. Down with the sickness
  3. Vengeful one

2. shinedown:


Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Formed by Brent Smith in 2001 after the dissolution of his prior band. MORE

Some of there Most Popular Songs:
  1. simple man
  2. second chance
  3. Sound of Madness

3. Three days grace:


Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band’s original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. MORE

Some of there Most Popular Songs:
  1. Hate Everything About You
  2. Never To Late
  3. Animal I Have Become

4. avenged sevenfold:


Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. MORE

Some of there Most Popular Songs:
  1. Hail to the King
  2. So Far Away
  3. Little Piece of Heaven

5. AC DC:


AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. A hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band, although they have always dubbed their music simply “rock and roll”. MORE

Some of the Popular Songs:
  1. Thunderstruck
  2. Back in Black
  3. T.N.T.

6. Linkin Park:


They formed in 1996, in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills, around the core of high school friends Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, and Rob Bourdon. … Bennington’s urgent style worked nicely with Shinoda’s hip-hop-influenced vocals, and Hybrid Theory soon became Linkin Park. MORE

Some of There Popular Songs:
  1. Given Up
  2. In the End
  3. Numb







The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Harry Styles

The Early Life

Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel. He was born to Anne Cox and Des Styles. Harry has one sister, named Gemma Styles. When Harry was seven years old, his parents divorced. Harry and his sister, Gemma, were then raised by their mother.

The X-Factor

When Harry was sixteen years-old, he auditioned as a solo artist for the seventh season of the X-Factor. He audition with the song “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. Harry was eliminated as a solo artist. However, one of the judges on the X-Factor, Simon Cowell, decided to put him into a boy group. This group included Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and of course, Harry Styles. Thus forming the famous boy-band One Direction.

On the X-Factor, One Direction performed a number of songs. The songs performed included:

  • Viva la Vida
  • My Life Would Suck Without You
  • Nobody Knows
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart
  • Kids in America
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • All You Need Is Love
  • You Are So Beautiful
  • Summer of ’69
  • Only Girl in the World
  • Chasing Cars
  • Your Song
  • She’s the One
  • Torn

One Direction went on to the semi-finals of the show, but were eliminated and took third place.

After the X-Factor

Soon after being eliminated from the X-Factor, One Direction released their first single, What Makes You Beautiful. Following the release of their single, One Direction released their first album, Up All Night. Up All Night topped the Billboard 200 charts at No. 1 for 14 consecutive weeks, making Billboard history.

One Direction became more and more famous as time went on. In twenty-twelve, One Direction released their second album, Take Me Home. In twenty-thirteen, One Direction’s third album, Midnight Memories, came out. One Direction’s fourth album, Four, was released in twenty-fourteen.

Eight months after Zayn split from the band One Direction released their fifth album, Made in the A.M. One month later, One Direction went on a hiatus, a break.

The band decided that after five years of being on the road, creating music, and after all that had happened it was time for a break. One Direction decided on an eighteenth month long break.

One Direction’s hiatus officially started on Dec. 13, 2015 after they performed their hit song “History” on the X-Factor season finale.

In twenty-sixteen, the members of One Direction started their own individual careers.

Harry’s Solo Career

In the fall of twenty-sixteen, Harry went to Jamaica. He recorded much of his album there, turning his studio complex into a Caribbean version of Big Pink. For two months last fall, Styles, producer Jeff Bhasker and the band recorded in the remote Geejam studio near Port Antonio, a location where Rihanna and Drake have previously recorded music as well. (Rolling Stones Magazine)

Harry also did some modeling for Another Man Magazine September of twenty-sixteen. The whole entire fandom was dead! Literally, that modeling job killed everyone. Check out the photos here and now!

Harry released his first single Sign of the Times in April of twenty-seventeen. Sign of the Times topped the charts at No. 1 for a week. It was a big success!

Harry’s debut album includes ten songs which are:

  • Meet Me in the Hallway
  • Sign of the Times
  • Carolina
  • Two Ghosts
  • Sweet Creature
  • Only Angel
  • Kiwi
  • Ever Since New York
  • Woman
  • From the Dining Table

Listen to the album now

While he was making his debut solo career album, Harry Styles, he created a documentary movie called Harry Styles: Behind the Album. He released the movie on Apple Music in May of 2017.

He also starred in Dunkirk directed by the famous Christopher Nolan. Dunkirk is based on the true story during World War Two. Harry plays a soldier Alex. Even though he doesn’t have a huge role in Dunkirk, he made an amazing performance. This was also his first movie.

Harry is now on an international tour. He’s is currently finishing up his 2017 tour, but will be going on tour again starting on March 11, 2018. Buy tickets for the twenty-eighteen tour now! Get them before they are all sold out!

Can’t go to the the tour but want to? No worries! Mr. Styles now has all of his concert merchandise online! Get it now!

Twenty-eighteen here we come!


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Lany: The Newest Indie Band from California

The Newest Indie Band:

“Aint never felt this way, can’t get enough so stay, with me” Those few words are the words that started this band’s fame. LANY the newest indie band  from Los Angeles, California. It all started when Paul Jason Klein was working on his solo career, then he met up with then friends, now his bandmates, Les Priest and Jake Goss.

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Their first album, Make Out, has their most famous song, “ILYSB”. They then produced yet another album titled, I Loved You. But the most recent album, LANY, which was released on June 30th of 2017, has had their best songs yet. From their most touching sounds like “The Breakup” or “Hericane”, to their funny songs mocking their moms, “Parents” have you in a good mood throughout the whole thing. They even brought back their most famous song “ILSYB” to be on the album.

Mood Of LANY’s Music:

Whether you are going through a break up, or finally getting over one, the newest indie band’s music can put you in the right mood. Are you mad at your ex being unloyal? Listen to “Good Girls”. Does your ex want to get back together? Pull out and listen to “The Breakup” to remind you that “It’s never the same love, yeah after the breakup.” If you are mad about the whole situation you went through with your ex, LANY has the music for you. Sitting alone on a Friday night eating ice cream while crying? Listen to LANY. Even if you want to go on a car ride with your new beau, turn on LANY for that romantic, night car ride. Do you want to have your first kiss with someone? Turn on “Super Far”. No matter what the mood is, LANY has the music to go with it.

Band Members And The Bands History:The Newest Indie Band

Of course, we have to talk about the band members who are in the newest indie band. Paul Jason Klein is the lead singer, is one of the guitarists, and also plays the keyboard. He is dating singer Dua Lipa. Les Priest is the guitarist and also plays the keyboards. Jake Goss is the drummer of the band. The three were friends, and then decided to create a band. Paul Jason Klein was in Nashville, Tennessee at the time. Then his new band mates flew out, and that is how the band LANY was created. LANY stands for Los Angeles New York. Paul, Les, and Jake are from Los Angeles, and they love New York City, which is where the name came from.

Merchandise:The Newest Indie Band

LANY has amazing music, and has even branched out into making their own clothing. You can buy sweatshirts, shirts, and hoodies. Their online store also provides some of their albums, but in vinyl form.  They also have posters that you can buy, and they are signed by all three band members. The band also sells patches to put on your clothes. You can start looking like your favorite band with all of their merch. If you love the clothes the band wears, then you can be just as aesthetic as them and buy their clothes. You can even make your room aesthetic with their vinyl collection. As long as you have a record player, then you can buy and play the vinyl.


Tours:The Newest Indie Band

Do you live in the United States? What about Australia? Well none of that matters, because LANY travels the world on tour! They travel the world to make sure their fans in all countries can hear them. They start their tour in the United States, but then they travel to Europe and do multiple different countries. Fans stand outside in lines and wait for hours so they can see them perform. While on tour, the band will even interact with the fans. So try and get close to the stage! You never know if Paul will try and crowd surf, or even reach down and touch your hand. Many fans have been amazed to be so close to the band, and it definitely pays off. LANY will also post on their social media and have their fans in the picture with them. And who wouldn’t want a picture with these good looking guys.

To see more of LANY, check out their website




David Archuleta: A Bioagraphy

An Introduction

David Archuleta is a very talented singer. Born in Miami, Florida, Archuleta moved with his family to Murray, Utah. He began to take the headings in the newspaper when he was sixteen. Archuleta tried out for the hit television series American Idol. The young teenager didn’t win, unfortunately, but did win 2nd place and started off on a career in music.

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The First Album: David Archuleta

Firstly, Archuleta’s first album, published in 2008, was a self-titled album called David Archuleta. It contains many amazing songs, such as Crush, Touch My Hand, and A Little Too Not Over You. Also, all of the songs take his awesome voice to a new level. The creative songs give light on David’s talent and future in music. Finally, To Be With You is the best song on this album for me.

Songs in this album

  1. Crush
  2. Touch My Hand
  3. Barriers
  4. My Hands
  5. A Little Too Not Over You
  6. You Can
  7. Running
  8. Desperate
  9. To Be With You
  10. Don’t Let Go
  11. Your Eyes Don’t Lie
  12. Angels
  13. Works for Me!

The Christmas Album

Next, his second album was another success. It was released a year after his first and was a Christmas album. Firstly, the album, titled Christmas From the Heart, was made with many incredible traditional Christmas songs and some original songs written by Archuleta. I’ll Be Home for Christmas, O Holy Night, and Silient Night are favorites included in the album. On this album, my favorite is Pat-a-Pan because of the cool arrangement and how the beginning is in French.

Songs on the album

Joy to the World

  1. Angels We Have Heard on High
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. Silent Night
  4. The First Noel
  5. O Holy Night
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  7. I’ll be home for Christmas
  8. Pat-a-Pan
  9. What Child Is This
  10. Riu Riu Chiu
  11. Ave Maria
  12. Melodies of Christmas

The Other Side of Down

With his third album, David’s producers told him he had to have a love song on the album. Hating the idea of singing a cheesy song like Justin Bieber sings, David decided to write his own love song. The title is My Kind Of Perfect, and is my favorite song on the album. Secondly, Complain, Good Place, and Things are Gonna Get Better are awesome songs also included in the album. Finally, I just have to say that all of the songs are great and you should listen to them all.

Songs on the album

  1. The Other Side Of Down
  2. Something ‘Bout Love
  3. Elevator
  4. Stomping The Roses
  5. Who I Am
  6. Falling Stars
  7. Parachutes And Airplanes
  8. Look Around
  9. Good Place
  10. Complain
  11. Things Are Gonna Get Better
  12. My Kind Of Perfect

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This album was different than some of his other albums. It is full of covers that he did. Some songs, such as Be Still, My Soul and True Colors, are wonderful and show his talent in singing softer songs. Everybody Hurts, another song on the album, has a lot of cool singing parts. For me, the best song on this album is Be Still, My Soul because it brings out David Archuleta’s feelings about singing.

Songs on this album

  1. Beautiful
  2. Somewhere Only We Know
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Don’t Give Up
  5. Angel
  6. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  7. Broken
  8. True Colors
  9. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  10. Be Still, My Soul


Sadly, I haven’t listened to this album very much, so I don’t have a favorite. I’m sure that the songs are great and wonderful, but, again, I haven’t heard a lot of it.

Songs on this album

  1. Forevermore
  2. Rainbow
  3. I’ll Never Go
  4. You Are My Song
  5. Hold On
  6. Wherever You Are
  7. Maybe
  8. Tell Me
  9. Reaching Out
  10. Nandito Ako
  11. Forevermore (Minus One)
  12. I’ll Never Go (Minus One)
  13. Rainbow (Minus One)

No Matter How Far

This one is a little confusing. For example, Forevermore, Tell Me, and I’ll Never Go are all on this album as well as on Forevermore. First, I like a lot of the songs, but I don’t have a favorite for this one either. Finally, the more times I hear it, the better I will like the album.

Songs on this album

  1. Nothing Else Better To Do
  2. Everything and More
  3. Don’t Run Away
  4. Tell Me
  5. Love Don’t Hate
  6. Wait
  7. Heart Falls Out
  8. Notice Me
  9. I’ll Never Go
  10. Forevermore

Postcards in the Sky

For the most part, David Archuleta had a new album every year from 2008 to 2013. However, Postcards in the Sky was just released on October 20, 2017. Postcards in the Sky, unlike other albums, shows who he is as a person. Firstly, he wrote them all himself (with the help of a few others). For the most part, all of the songs have a special meaning and background. Secondly, the best songs, which is SUPER hard to figure out, for me are Numb, Up All Night, and Other Things in Sight. Thirdly, a lot of the songs are very emotional, like Upset with Me and Say Me. For example, Say Me was written about how David Archuleta works with an industry called Holt Industries, which helps support orphans.  Finally, the songs provide insight to some of his feelings about life and joy.

Songs on this album

  1. Postcards in the Sky
  2. Invincible
  3. Numb
  4. Someone to Love
  5. Spotlight Down
  6. I’m Ready
  7. Other Things in Sight
  8. Say Me
  9. Upset With Me
  10. Up All Night
  11. Waiting in the Stars
  12. Seasons (feat. Madilyn Paige)
  13. Cracks of Heaven
  14. Shine a Light
  15. Aiming for Hope
  16. A Little Goes a Long Way

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Best Band in 2017

LANY is an alternative band based from Los Angeles, California, United States. The has 3 band members, Les Priest, Jake Goss, and Paul Klein. The band first started in 2014 and has several genres of music. The bands music consists of alternative rock, electropop, indie pop, and dream pop. The bands name LANY is inspired from two big cites, New York and Los Angeles. When the band started in 2014 they first started making music in a bedroom on a computer just for fun. All three members first met in Nashville Tennessee before they started LANY. However, before they started the band Klein moved to Los Angeles to work on his music independently while Priest and Goss stayed in Nashville were they worked together. Later on Klein went back to Nashville to visit when the trio ended up writing songs which pushed them to produce “Walk Away” and “Hot Lights.”

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The three men in the group are inspired by other music but they’re are also inspired by movies. In a interview with Goss, he explained that,”Movies we talk about a lot together like ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ the influence in that, all across the board like visually and the soundtrack… we love that, we love the shots in that movie.” Design and aesthetics are also everything to LANY. Klein took and old 35mm camera that was made back in 1994 and some film and went out taking pictures of everything including Hollywood and used the pictures for their “Make Out” album.


The band has a record label with Polydor Records. With the record label, they have made 3 albums. “Make Out” and “I Loved You.” are both from 2015 while their album “LANY” was made in 2017. Some of their latest songs that were made in 2017 include “ILYSB,” “Super Far,” “Good Girls ,”The Breakup,” and “13.” The band is also on tour out of the United States at the moment.


Some similar bands/artists include, Dua Lipa who sings “New Rules,” The 1975 who sings “Somebody Else,” Lauv who sings “Like Me Better,” Troye Sivan who sings “YOUTH,” Halsey who sings “Bad At Love,” Billie Ellish who sings “My Boy,” and X Ambassadors who sings “Unsteady.” However LANY and The 1975 sound the most alike with their 70’s sounding music.


LANY  released a new album which they called Make Out because many people say their music is make out music. The album was released on December 11, 2015. The genre of the album is alternative and indie. The album in all has 6 songs which include the songs,”ILYSB”,  “Walk Away”, “Bad, Bad, Bad”, “Made In Hollywood”, “BRB / Kiss”, “ILYSB (STRIPPED)”.


Many people pronounce LANY very wrong. A lot of people say it wrong but don’t know how to actually say it. LANY is pronounced LAY-NEE. So know you know how to correctly say LANY without sounding like an idiot.

Hottest band member

In my opinion, the hottest band in the band is Paul Klein. He is 29 years old and was born April 30, 1988 and born in Tulsa, OK. Front man and lead vocalist of the synthpop trio LANY. He began making music in a bedroom in Nashville with Les and Jake. They formed LANY, which stands for ‘Los Angeles New York,’ in March of 2014. He has lived in Oklahoma and Tennessee and has worked out of New York and Los Angeles. He has been in a relationship with pop singer Dua Lipa. Sorry ladies, he’s sadly taken.

underrated songs by Lany

LANY might not be the biggest band out there, but they’re getting more and more noticeable everyday. The fans of the band are even so passionate about the band that LANY has reached  over 100 million fans of spotify. But even with getting noticed by all these people, the band still has some underrated music. There are 3 songs that are totally underrated.

1. “4Ever!”-This is the song that made me fall in love with this band – it’s cool California vibes that makes you want to dance all night.

2. “Kiss” -This song now exists as the second half of the Make Out song, “BRB / Kiss,” but was originally uploaded on the band’s Soundcloud as a stand alone track. “Kiss” is a perfect follow-up to the slow-burning ballad.

3. “Walk Away”-Listen to this heartbreaking tune. Devastating lyrics and all, “Walk Away” is one of LANY’s strongest tracks.




Rogue LX205B 5-String Series III Electric Bass Guitar Review

Rogue Bass Guitar Review

When looking for bass guitars, finding a good option is difficult, especially for beginners. So which one should you choose? For those who are looking to buy their very first bass, this is the right one.

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First Impressions

At first glance, it looks stunning. Even the price is amazing for an instrument as good as this. The prices range from $159.99 to $119.99 when on sale. To see the full price click here. The head is different than other bass’ but it makes it original to the company.  The body is sleek and has glossy colors that makes it look even better. After tuning, the strings feel smooth and play almost flawlessly. The body is lightweight as well. The proportions between the body and the neck take most of the weight off of you. There are some flaws to it though. Like the frets, they give off a slight buzz if you press the string onto the fret itself. After looking over it, it definitely feels like the perfect bass for beginners.



Quality is always one of the biggest factors when looking for an instrument. Rest assured, this bass has you covered. The strings are clean and pristine, ready for playing out of the store or package. The body is sleek with glossy colors to finish it off. The tuning pegs are easy to use with no hassle to turn them like other bass’ such as the upright bass. Even the dials for the pickups are easy to use flawlessly. All in all the quality is great for this instrument, aside from fingerprints that may end up on the body as you use it.


Tone is probably the biggest factor when choosing any kind of instrument, especially guitars. The tone depends on many factors however, such as quality and type of amp, how you pluck the string, play the fret, etc. Well worry no more, the tone is almost flawless for this instrument. There are a few problems, most of them aren’t with the instrument though. Such as accidentally playing a string, which is very common with these strings being close together. Another common problem with the instrument is the buzz, where if you accidentally tap one of the strings it will act as though you plucked it and play it over the amp. All together, the tone is great and the buzz will disappear after some practice with it.


Now this is one of the biggest questions, is this bass hard to practice with? Well, that always depends on how well you know the instrument, and how well you know how to play it. Another commonly asked question is, how can I make playing easier? You always need to keep practicing and playing if you want to get better.

Final Verdict

This bass has all the quality elements for a beginner. Its easy to pickup and learn the basics. All together, this is one of the best bass’ out there for beginners and other music aficionados alike.

Best Baritone Ukuleles

Top 5 Baritone Ukuleles

Baritone ukuleles are very interesting. They are like any other ukulele except they play a deeper sound than a soprano ukulele. They have 18+ frets and are the biggest type of ukulele, making it have the lowest sound. Down below are the top 5 baritone ukuleles:

1. Kala Mk-B Baritone Ukulele

There are three Kala brand ukuleles on this list. The first one is the Kala Mk-B Baritone Ukulele is the best baritone ukulele you can buy. It used to be $124.99 but now, you can purchase it for $84.99. By getting it now, you can save 32% ($40.00). You can get it off of the samash website. It is made out of a dark mahogany but has a kind of light colored rosewood fingerboard and bridge. All of which has a nice, smooth, satin finish. It also makes a good sound.

2. Kala KA-SMHB Solid Mahogany Baritone Ukulele

The second ukulele from Kala is the Kala KA-SMHB Solid Mahogany Baritone Ukulele is also a very good baritone ukulele you can purchase. This ukulele is definitely on the expensive side of ukuleles. It costs $279.99 on the zorrosounds website. This ukulele also has a mahogany body, top, sides, neck, and back except it has a lighter color to it. Like the Kala Mk-B Baritone Ukulele, it has a rosewood fingerboard. The whole ukulele has a very nice looking satin finish as well. This has a very nice sound to it. The only reason it is lower ranked is because it is more pricey than the Kala Mk-B Baritone Ukulele. Also there is only one is stock so get one while you can!

3.Oscar Schmidt OU52E Satin Baritone Ukulele in Mahogany with 18.6 ft Instrument Cable and Custom Designed Instrument Cloth

This ukulele is from Oscar Schmidt.. The actual ukulele has chrome tuners, handcrafted quality, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and a mahogany body, top, sides, and back. The instrument cable is 18.6 feet long, woven with black cloth sleeve. It has metal 1/4 connectors and shrink wrapped solder points. It also comes with a very nice instrument cloth. The cloth also is a must have for people who care about their instruments and it is non-abrasive and easily cleans/polishes their instrument to keep that nice satin finish. You can get all three of these things from zorrosounds.com for $189.99.  It is also an acoustic/electric ukulele. There are only 5 in stock right now so get one and you won’t regret it!

4. Kala U-Bass, Fretted – Exotic Mahogany

This is the third Kala brand ukulele on this list and it is also a very nice baritone ukulele (I know it says it is a bass ukulele but baritone and bass are the same thing). This is the most expensive ukulele on this list, only because it is an acoustic/electric ukulele. This ukulele’s wood is very cool looking, it is mahogany, like any other ukulele, however, its wood looks like it has tiger stripes on it. This ukulele is an acoustic and an electric ukulele. Because it is an electric ukulele, it will cost you $399.99 off of sweetwater.com. It is still in stock but are running out fast so quickly go buy one!

5. Mitchell MUB70S Baritone Ukulele Natural at Guitar Center

This ukulele, like all the other ones on this list is made out of mahogany wood. The front part of the body is a light wood and the back part of the body, the neck, and the sides are a nice, pretty looking dark wood. Its fingerboard and the bridge are made out of a dark rosewood. It is polished to get this nice satin finish. You can get this ukulele off of express.google.com . This ukulele used to be $169.99, but now you can purchase it for $149.99. You’ll get it 11% off if you get it now! Also, if you purchase it, you can get free shipping and will be delivered to you by Thursday, November 30!


These are the best baritone ukuleles money can buy as of right now. Buy at least one of these ukuleles right now, and they can last at least 10 years they are that good.

Whether this is just your first baritone ukulele, or if this is your first ukulele in general, you may also be interested in this other article about ukuleles at: http://www.salabmol.com/music/ukulele-best-beginners/