The student news site of Homestead High School

The Epitaph

Listen to the entire album and you’ll see why

By Indira Cockerill
May 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

While having heard a song on the radio, you could say it was love at first song. Then as the weeks go on, replaying the song one too many time, it grows stale and I unlimitedly become bored of the song which I had once loved. While in the moment it’s satisfying, the listener is missing out on many ot...

The search is over

The search is over

By Katie Snell
April 22, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Unlike some of his older, optimistic and playful music, John Mayer’s new album “The Search for Everything” is brutally honest about the pain of heartbreak. Even the melancholy expression on Mayer’s face in the cover album art expresses his struggle to find happiness through love. Some of the...

Underground duo Tennis destroys expectations

Underground duo Tennis destroys expectations

By Claire Torii
March 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Tennis? You mean the sport? How do you listen to a sport? Do they double-fault? Most haven't heard of the native Coloradans married duo Tennis, comprised of Alaina Moore, the curly haired subject of all five of their album covers and the lead singer, and Patrick Riley, the captivating guitar play...

Bebe Rexha’s new EP leaves you wanting more

Bebe Rexha’s new EP leaves you wanting more

By Noor Baig
March 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

With the weather getting warmer and senioritis kicking in, I have been itching for my favorite badass female artists to release an album with some on-repeat-all-summer quality tracks. I didn’t get a full album – yet -- but I got a six-song EP, “It’s All Your Fault: Part 1” by Bebe Rexha,...

Sheeran’s “Divide” is best work yet

Sheeran’s “Divide” is best work yet

By Katie Snell
March 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Shape of You “ is currently Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs and has held a spot for the past eight weeks. His third full-length studio album “Divide,” which includes “Shape of You,” was released Fri., March 3. To put it simply: this album is incre...

Jazz: a conversation

Jazz: a conversation

By Elizabeth Cook
February 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Though jazz music initially made headlines in the Roaring ‘20s, its origin traces to the era of slavery, representing a rich history of rebellion, culture, freedom and most importantly, conversation. “Jazz allows you to communicate and understand way below and above speech,” senior Matei Predescu sai...

New album surpasses expectations

New album surpasses expectations

By Franklin Ngai
January 25, 2017
Filed under Music

E ver since his first album release in 2007, “The Come Up,” J Cole has continued to show success through his music. Cole signed with Hip Hop star Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2009, and later released two more albums “Born Sinner” in 2013 and “2014 Forest Hills Drive” in 2014. On Dec. 9, 2...

A sophisticated message deepened by roots

A sophisticated message deepened by roots

By Indira Cockerill
December 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"A nd the battle with us. I know that black lives matter and they matter to us, These are the things we gotta discuss.” Common’s latest album, Black America Again, made its debut on Nov. 4, 2016. This is his eleventh studio album, which is not only impressive, but also a hit. It is not just an...

The girl no longer on fire

The girl no longer on fire

By Claire Torii
November 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

HERE has definitely been one of the most highly anticipated R&B albums of the year. Which is which is why much to my surprise, it was mostly a giant flop. Keys essentially acted as her own hype man all over her social media, especially Instagram, promoting and teasing fans with lyrics and track titles...

22, A Million — a smash success

22, A Million — a smash success

By Elizabeth Cook
November 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

W ith their long-awaited third album, 22, A Million, Bon Iver reaches a new level of experimentation, shattering the stereotype of folk-indie bands. This album, released five years after their previous album titled Bon Iver, presents a completely new sound than the typical, mellow ballads associated w...

Pentatonix rocks their first performance back in the U.S

Pentatonix rocks their first performance back in the U.S

By Raven Bautista
November 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

O n their fifth leg, Pentatonix came to San Jose SAP Center for their first performance back in North America on Oct. 17, 2016. Opening the stage, “Us the Duo” set was well performed, interactive with the audience and set the mood for the concert for the first half hour. “Us the Duo” also...

Fall concert sets tone for rest of the year

Fall concert sets tone for rest of the year

By Era Goel
October 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

T he HHS Choir held their first concert of the year, performing for parents and friends in the cafeteria last Thursday. Since the first day of school, the students have been working hard to perfect their songs and were finally able to show off their talent. HHS Choir is composed of four smaller g...

The student news site of Homestead High School
Music