Rambler Weekly Blog & Playlist: January 25th

Art by Moira Hedrick

Hey Y’all!

It’s the last full week in January and colder than ever. This week, I chose music videos that have debuted on YouTube within the last 48 hours, so grab some popcorn, a blanket, some earbuds and get ready for some good vibes. As always, feel free to email me music video suggestions at tmahlinger20@transy.edu!

Imagine Dragons was on fire (pardon the pun) in 2018 with hit after hit on the radio and the charts. They released their new album Origins in November which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Album and Top Alternative Album charts. They continued their momentum by releasing the music video for “Bad Liar” yesterday afternoon. The music video is interesting to watch because it’s all about an unhealthy relationship and how it ends. This video is definitely worth watching for the impressive dance moves alone.

Okay, I will admit this isn’t a music video, it’s a lyric video. The only reason I included it in this playlist is because it’s currently No. 1 on the YouTube trending list. J. Cole collaborated on a lot of tracks in 2018 and released his KOD album last April. The day KOD was released, it was streamed over 36.7 million times, which broke records previously held by Drake. “Middle Child” is J. Cole’s first single in a hot minute, making the release of the song and this lyric video highly anticipated.

This is Animé’s music video for the song “BLACKJACK” which was released earlier last year as a part of his album ONEPOINTFIVE. Animé’s song “Caroline” that was released in 2017 originally put him in the spotlight and he’s kept the momentum going with his song “Invincible” that appears on the Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. This is a fun video that’s a major throwback to highschool. I’m getting Harry Potter vibes from their outfits, how about y’all?

As for arts events, there are a few this week.

Saturday, January 26th @7:30pm, MFA Carrick Theater

It’s that time of year again when senior recitals are popping up around every corner! Senior Megan Schandel will have hers this Saturday to kick off the first of the many senior recitals to come. Come out and support Transy’s music students and listen to the pieces they’ve worked hard to put together!

Tuesday, January 29th @7pm, MFA Haggin Auditorium

Transylvania will be hosting a concert that combines Transy’s orchestra and the Bryan Station Middle School orchestra! This is a concert you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, January 31st @7:30pm, MFA Carrick Theater

In conjunction with the Morlan Gallery’s current exhibit, Data, Mine, Tim Meko ’06 from The Washington Post will be visiting campus on Thursday to talk about how he uses design and data in his position as the Post’s deputy graphics director!

Stay chill,