March: A Month Full of New Music Releases

Recently, new music releases have been fueling the music industry and pop culture. To name a few, Lizzy McAlpine, Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake and Kacey Musgraves have all recently released new music.

On March 8, 2024, Grande released her new album, “eternal sunshine.” On March 15, Justin Timberlake released his new album, “Everything I Thought It Was.” Kacey Musgraves also released her new album, “Deeper Well,” on March 15.

“My favorite new album is Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Deeper Well.’ It’s just so good! I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, and she continues to put out fantastic music,” said Dr. Rachel Bauer, coordinator of academic theatre arts and assistant professor of Media and Theatre Arts.

Bauer said, “I think it’s important to lean into has released a few songs from the album.

social media when artists are promoting their music.” Musgraves has been promoting her new album on her Instagram by posting on her story and feed as well as linking the album in her bio. She has also emphasized in her feed what her music means to her.

According to the Associated Press, “As a whole, ‘Deeper Well’ is a soft-pedaled album, but also one that celebrates her humanity. It’s a nice change of pace— arguably the best kind—one with some familiarity.”

Bauer has been listening to this album as well as admiring other artists such as Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift. She has young children and so she enjoys using music to help them learn new things.

McAlpine has been preparing to release her new album, “Older,” on April 5, 2024. She has opened presale, promoted it on her social media platforms and

“I started listening to Lizzy during COVID and instantly fell in love with her music, so hearing sneak peeks of her new album is always incredible,” said junior Juliana Balzano. “This new music really highlights that feeling of your early 20s not knowing what you are doing with your life yet and how to deal with change, and as someone in that age range, it’s comforting.”

New releases give people the opportunity to listen and appreciate new artists and their music. Many people use music in their everyday lives.

“I listen to music every day. I think that it helps me get in touch with my emotions, I have a playlist for every mood and situation so when I feel an emotion I listen to that playlist,” said sophomore Jenna Siuta. “I love music and I am in full belief that it can help guide you through anything that happens.”

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