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  • Cover Wars: “Praying” by Kesha

    We’re pleased to announce the return of Cover Wars, our bi-weekly feature showcasing classic and recent hit songs by up and coming new artists. It was one of my favorite columns as a reader, and a writer, because I learned about so many new and underappreciated artists. Our premiere song for 2018 is Praying by […]

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  • Cover Wars: Arsonist’s Lullabye by Hozier

    Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known just as Hozier, is an Irish singer-songwriter. His eponymous album was released in September 2014 on Island Records and Rubyworks Records and include some tracks from Hozier’s previous two EPs, Take Me to Church and From Eden. The album was both a critical and commercial success and reached the top ten […]

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  • Cover Wars: Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga

    Although (as anyone who follows me knows) I don’t listen to Top 40 pop music as a general rule, it’s a rule I gladly break for Lady Gaga. As someone who’s musical and personal journey has been a search for identity and foundation, Lady Gaga’s first song from her fifth album, Joanne, “Perfect Illusion” is […]

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  • Cover Wars: Pride (In The Name of Love) By U2

    Pride (In the Name of Love) is one of U2’s biggest anthems, the lead single from the band’s 1984 album, The Unforgettable Fire. The song was a huge commercial success for the band, although, at the time, critical reviews were mixed. The song ranks #388 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs […]

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  • Cover Wars: You’ve Got A Friend by Carole King

    In honor of the 45th anniversary of Carole King’s iconic album Tapestry – which anyone in the 70’s who had any interest in music at all had in their record collection – this week’s Cover Wars features King’s 1971 (yeah, I’m that old) masterpiece “You’ve got a Friend.” The song was featured on Tapestry, but […]

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  • Cover Wars: Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better”

    If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you probably do know who Shawn Mendes is. Shawn was born in Canada in 1998 and quickly gained fame in 2013 by posting covers on Vine, followed by releasing his debut album, Handwritten, in early 2015. Many people, probably simply because […]

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