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Angelina Singer

In addition to her writing careers as a published author and contributor to Motif Magazine, Singer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stonehill College in 2019 where she studied English, Music, and of course, Creative Writing. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting, as well as mentoring younger music students at a local music store - where she has been studying guitar for over a decade. She views her writing as a way to simultaneously escape and embrace reality.

The Frame: Local artist John Phelps directs chilling concept video

After the successful release of his debut alt-pop EP John last fall (with his first single “Rumors” at almost 30k streams), John Phelps is back at it — this time, with a cinematic concept video for one of his catchiest R&B-inspired songs. “The Frame” explores the aftermath of a long-term relationship, depicting what happens when […]

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This Mini EP Packs a Big Punch: Fast by Rather Nice showcases wall-to-wall micro bops with meaning

If you’re at all familiar with this indie band, you’ll know their songs are always a Rather Nice blend (see what I did there?) of cleverly presented humorous angst layered against bright melodies. Although I’ve never listened to an EP quite as short as four minutes before, I must say that the boys have stumbled […]

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Gotta Be Mandi: Alternative rocker Mandi Crimmins explores self-acceptance with new song “Anyone But Me”

If you’ve never met Mandi Crimmins, you wouldn’t know how iconic her deep scarlet locks are in her grunge-but-trendy aesthetic. That’s why in the video to her recent release, “Anyone But Me,” viewers initially see only brief flashes of her “alter ego” alongside the blonde, preppy version of herself that, in reality, couldn’t be any […]

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Mixing It Up With Skylar Batz: This local artist is comfortable on stage and behind the scenes

Ranging from dance music to soft emotional ballads, music by Skylar Batz has all the glittering potential of a six-ring circus. As a current student of Berklee School of Music, she’s been learning all the ins-and-outs of production for a while now, but her artistry extends far beyond the mixing board. Heading up the new […]

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A Rather Nice Interview: Local band Rather Nice discusses their latest release

Rather Nice is an indie pop rock band composed of lead singer Joe Johnson, guitarist Mike Tenreiro, bassist Nick Reagan and drummer Oliver Littlefield. Together, they write tunes that are equal parts melodic and quirky, while assigning new feelings to familiar emotions. My favorite songs off their latest release Volume 1 have to be “Diversions” […]

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Jack Downey Says Hello: Wave Goodbye frontman on where creativity and technology collide

As the solo member of indie-rock project Wave Goodbye and self-proclaimed clone of Harrison Reed Dolan (the drummer of alt-rock band grizzlies.), Jack Downey wears many hats — drummer, bassist, guitarist or vocalist. He juggles all of these roles with ease, and presents his stories with poetry. His latest EP, summer, tackles the feeling of […]

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Tori Hall and Friends Collaborate as Dogs on Shady Lane: Coming-of-age meets ambient reflection in minimalist track “18”

She was already a skilled guitarist when local songstress Tori Hall caught the writing bug, and she hasn’t looked back since. After the stark realization that performing solo was fine for calmer gigs but maybe not enough for bigger venues, she reached out to her musical friends for backup. And that’s how Dogs on Shady […]

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Resilience is the Name of the Game: grizzlies. drummer, Harrison Reed Dolan, shares how he keeps the rhythm

Harrison Reed Dolan is the drummer for grizzlies., an alt-funk bank recently covered in Motif. But he also has a solo career with a song to be released on February 12. I recently had a conversation with him about his creative process, collaborating with grizzlies. and some of his proudest moments. Angelina Singer (Motif ): […]

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