Columnist discusses some of her favorite music from the summer, plus upcoming music.


This past summer was full of a variety of things for UAHS students. Some kids were working a summer job, while others were hanging out with friends, completing the summer Capstone course, going to concerts or simply listening to music by the pool.

Over the summer, I listened to and enjoyed a lot of the newly released music by numerous artists. One of my favorites from this summer was SZA’s music release on June 9, 2022, called “Ctrl (Deluxe).” SZA published seven previously unreleased tracks that were made in 2014-2016 on the same date as her original album release, “Ctrl,” ex-actly five years later. Along with SZA, I also en- joyed artist Steve Lacy’s second studio album “Gemini Rights” that was released July 15. It followed Lacy’s debut album Apollo XXI and was preceded by the singles “Mercu- ry,” “Bad Habit” and “Sunshine” fea-turing musical artist Fousheé.

While I did not attend any concerts this summer, many UAHS students enjoyed live music around Colum- bus. One of my favorites artists that came to Columbus for a concert was Rex Orange County. Rex Orange County played his concert at KEMBA Live!, Columbus on June 20, 2022. He played some of his most famous songs from several of his albums including “Who Cares?”, “Pony” and “Apricot Princess.”

Some of the music of the summer is still yet to come. Two music festivals are coming to Columbus in the month of August. Breakaway Music Festival is being held at the Historic Crew Stadium on Aug. 26, 27 and 28. This fes-tival is hosting various artists, some of the most popular being The Chainsmokers, Quinn XCII, Yung Gravy and 21 Savage. The second music and arts festival, Wonder-bus, is also the same weekend at The Lawn At CAS and features Duran Duran, Lorde, the Lumineers and Daisy
the Great.