A common thread among the students at McNicholas is their love for music. In monthly installments of “Music Monday,” Milestone staff reporter and co-editor Madison McClellan will be providing recommendations for new songs to add to your playlist throughout the school year. This month the musical selection has been focused on calming tunes to help to de-stress throughout a busy spring schedule.
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
“The A Team” by Ed Sheeran debuted off the + album on Sept. 9, 2011 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records, making his breakthrough into mainstream music headlines. The English singer-songwriter expresses the feeling of being in love in the song, which runs for over 8 minutes.
Angels – Khalid
“Angels” was released in March of 2017, off the album American Teen by the artist Khalid. Born in Georgia, the 21 year-old has continued to grow over the past two years and has been featured on multiple other albums as a featured collaboration artist, including the single “lovely” by Billie Eilish. The song itself has a sadder vibe, with lyrics including “yeah I had my troubles,” and “rainy times are tough.”
One Last Song – Sam Smith
The next song “One Last Song” by Sam Smith focuses on saying goodbye to a loved one after a relationship ends, and speaks on moving on with your emotions, with lyrics such as “When it was good it was bittersweet honey,” and “You made me sad ’til I loved the shade of blue.” The English singer/songwriter released his album, The Thrill of It All in 2017 as his second studio album. The album was a hit, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
To keep up with previous Music of the Month songs, you can follow the playlist attached.