Happy Summer from the Verge Campus Ball State team! See what our members are listening to while they kick off their summer break!
Michael Cottone: One song I chose this week was ‘Everyday’ by A$AP Rocky. His sophomore album came out on my birthday and on the last day of school of my junior year of high school. This song bumps, and shows off Rocky’s psychedelic rap techniques. I’m anxious to see what Rocky does for his third solo album.
Another song I chose this week was ‘Charger’ by the Gorillaz. Off of their recent release Humanz, this song stood out to me. It’s electric, catchy, and much like the rest of the project, unlike anything they’ve done. This will definitely be an album I listen to heavily this summer.
Max Denari: My song for this week is ‘Bad Moon Rising’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival
This is a song that speaks eerily on what was going on in the days of 1969. The Vietnam war, or as those in Vietnam say “The American War of Aggression” was at its peak and the counterculture movement that surrounded it at the time was also influencing young people around the world. Bathed in slick guitar riffs, and John Fogerty’s bluesy vocals, it is quite easy to tell why this became an anthem for troops on the front line and for those that were protesting the war back in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
Mason Pippenger: My first song is ‘I’m The One’ by DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo,and Lil Wayne. I know, it’s a super mainstream song and I, personally am not a fan of DJ Khaled, but there’s something about the song that makes me sing along to the chorus every damn time. Quavo and Chance’s verses take the cake for me, but the whole song is pretty good. You’ll definitely be hearing this every second on the radio this summer and eventually come to hate it, but for now, I’ll keep bopping.
My second song is ‘Don’t Take The Money’ by Bleachers. The former Fun. member is releasing singles for his upcoming sophomore album, Gone Now, and it is looking so so good! Don’t Take The Money just got a quirky music video directed by his girlfriend Lena Dunham. The song has vocals from Lorde and is overall, an energetic song that I’ll definitely be playing on repeat until the rest of the album comes out.
Cole Callahan: ‘Hey Ya’ by Outkast is full of energy and good vibes to start off summer. Its a song that you listen to and cant help but smile. ‘Life Goes On’ by Lil Yachty feels very relevant this week given the semester has come to an end. And, life goes on. We all move forward. It’s great to reflect on what this school year brought us but we have to keep moving forward with our lives