Reviews

The World Tour – PVRIS, Mallory Knox, and Pierce The Veil

Pierce The Veil performs in NYC February 2015. Photo by Derek Soto. Broken Records Magazine/Sinestra Studios

Let’s start off with a fact: five years into this career and I have NEVER graced Hammerstein Ballroom as a photographer. I have however, graced it as a patron not too long ago. “The World Tour” arrived in full force selling out Hammerstein with its capacity of over 2,000 patrons jamming in to witness Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With ... Read More »

Taylor Swift – “Style” Video Review

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Taylor Swift has made many music videos, but the one for her single “Style” didn’t seem to catch my eye like all her other videos did in the past.  I love Taylor for always starring in videos with a story, but this one didn’t have much of a clear story aside her and her love interest in the video “never ... Read More »

TOTO “Orphan” Single Review

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TOTO is back!  The first single from TOTO’s album TOTO XIV is “Orphan.”  Keyboardist David Paich said, “We just want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.  Be true to ourselves and make the best music we can. Entertain people which is what we were put on this Earth for,” and the band did just that. ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” Single Review

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English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released his second album “X” which featured his new single “Thinking Out Loud.”  This particular song is a romantic ballad with a soft, acoustic sound. I love how the song starts off with the lyrics, “When your legs don’t work like they used to before / And I can’t sweep you off of your feet / ... Read More »

Taylor Swift “Blank Space” Single Review

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Taylor Swift proved to be a country girl to an instant pop star with her first official pop album “1989.” “Blank Space” was one of the songs I instantly grabbed attention to off of Taylor’s album “1989” as soon as the drum beat kicked in, continuing throughout the whole song. The song starts off with the lyrics, “Nice to meet you, ... Read More »

Hozier “Take Me To Church” Single Review

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I heard Hozier’s hit track “Take Me to Church” many times on the radio.  But when I listened to the track closely, I began to notice what his lyrics could be referring to.  The lyrics to this song are deeper than most hit singles with the lyrics, “’We were born sick, ‘ you heard them say it / My Church ... Read More »

Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” Single Review

Taylor Swift walks the carpet at KIIS FM 102.7 FM in Los Angeles's Jingle Ball 2014.

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is a great dance anthem with a bouncy beat whether you’ve been picked on at school, or you’re in the media headlines constantly like Taylor.  This is a change in theme for Taylor, since she’s known for writing songs about former ex-boyfriends like in her past singles “White Horse” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” With the lyrics, “I ... Read More »

Meghan Trainor “Lips are Movin” Single Review

Meghan Trainor performs at the Q102 Philadelphia Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center. (Photo by Andrew Wendowski)

Meghan Trainor is now onto her second hit single “Lips Are Movin”, with a touch of a throwback doo wop pop sound. The song sounds like a second part to “All About That Bass” with the lyrics, “Boy, look at me in my face / Tell me that you’re not just about this bass” and “I gave you bass / ... Read More »