Music Gallery

Browse the sound gallery below to listen and check out the top submissions. Public voting closed on January 28th. The most upvoted song is Problems of the Public & Fears of the Private by Fausto Guzman. 

Rounding out the top five: Target by Daniel Triggs, Levels by Corneria Greeer, what did u mean when u said ‘normal’? by Violet Woodbeck, and Toxic Emotions by Emry Herring, Jesus Garcia, and Jhaiell Kilgore. You can watch SOL Development react to top submissions on YouTube

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Contest Ended
Total votes for the Contest “XQ MUSIC AND ACTIVISM” : 1402

About the day that I was open and came out to my family, and kind of a fantasy of how I would like my family and how I would like that day to be on the day I get married.

Anna
Kalumbula
2 Votes

I chose to talk about racial inequality through the perspective of a black woman because that is who I am. By being a black woman, I face challenges due to being both “black” and a “woman” in addition to challenges

Tierson
Wood
7 Votes

This song tells me a story and I hope it tells one to you

Amariana
McKinney
2 Votes

This song was written about my journey from the depths of self-loathing to my realization that being perfect is not necessary to love who you are. I then reflect on my experience to help other individuals climb out of the

Drew
Kardos
34 Votes

“Burned at the Stake” is about the unfair criminal justice system. It was inspired by my English teacher who taught us about social justice issues. I believe it is unfair for people to be treated as second-class citizens after one

Madison
Skeldon
24 Votes

Our world needs the light of God!

Janelise
Sepulveda
24 Votes

For hundreds of years African Americans have been oppressed and we have been seeing so much police brutality recently it honestly angers me. When the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor killings happened I wanted so badly to be apart of

Corneria
Greer
121 Votes

This song touches bases on just a few of the many adversities POC (specifically Black people) face on a daily basis. I talk about racial profiling by the police, police brutality, microagressions, and mass incarceration.

Michael
Harper
5 Votes

Love Song

Timothy
Walker
1 Votes

This song is about the environmental problem of marine pollution. The ocean is a beautiful thing, but it is being destroyed by our ignorance and greed. I wrote this song to call attention to the issue and the many problems

Sarah
Epley
5 Votes

This idea is supposed to be interpretational and thought-provoking. I see the term normal as a stereotype of who you’re supposed to be, but there shouldn’t be a definition for that. As there is a lot of use of the

Violet
Woodbeck
112 Votes

I have see so many bad thing on the new but people don’t know what it like being black and my song show the true to that.

Faith
Skeete
2 Votes

I wanted to create a song that unites us. One that recognizes that there continues to be love despite our battles, where we stand together as equals. This is Worlds Anthem
Thank you 🙂

Kemily
Henry
4 Votes

A short song about Covid-19 and how people have responded to the disease

Keagan
James
4 Votes

I am a music therapist that works with kids of all ages, races, and ethnicities.
This summer brought up a lot of big feelings for the students I work with and this is a song expressing some of these feelings.

Matt
Roy
4 Votes

“Although this is all not sorted out
just yet, you and I are set upon
to judge and fudge and nudge even more;
although this is a vivid awe-inspiration
Of a topic seeming nothing but not “so” good,
and it

Meet
Khatiwala
2 Votes

I recently discovered that i’m Non-binary and was having a lot of sleepless nights because i didn’t want to accept it. The middle school and high school i went to was very homophobic and trans-phobic so much that in order

Maya
Leone
15 Votes

My song is to encourage others to make them feel motivated when they feel emotionally distressed. It’s a reminder that God is there to helps us through it.

Temiloluwa
Odukoya
5 Votes

Slow and rap type song

Alex
Acha
1 Votes

This song conveys a message on mental health. The song itself speaks about putting a mask on but also crying for and no one listening

vanessa
perez
68 Votes

Stank Eye is a song that questions people about why they judge and choose to bother others. It also helps people see what others might feel like when they are judged or looked at in a nasty way.

Natalie
Young
2 Votes

A song discussing the issues that affect the public such as police brutality and inequality as well as people having to do bad things because their position forces them to and problems that affect me like feeling distanced with people

Fausto
Guzman
161 Votes

My song is called “Loyalty”. I always struggled with finding loyal friends. Every time I thought I found a good friend they always proved me wrong. I believe that having good and loyal friends are a huge part of our

Lalah
Pabon-Bryant
16 Votes

As men, we have understood first hand what toxic masculinity does to someone. It confines the actions of men and the possibilities of women. We want to eliminate the expectations of how men are, and aren’t supposed to act, dress,

Emry
Herring
94 Votes

I am advocating for mental health and my song is about coping with anxiety.

Airyana
Mallardi
72 Votes

Message from the South side is a song that I wrote to talk about how African Americans are being treated as a whole. The inspiration behind this song were the protests that were going on due to the George floyd

Eseosa (Sosa)
Omobude
4 Votes

Just a song about getting up when you fall down. PLease dont pay to much attention to the quality, but rather the meaning of the song.

Chandler
Kesler
8 Votes

My song is telling my perspective of racial suppression and how I’m tired of sitting down and watching my closest friends be hurt just for being the race they are my instrumental is about change and how we need to

Joshua
Wallace
37 Votes

A.O.A. stands for “Actions Over Anger.” It’s great to support a cause that’s important to us by promoting it on social media; HOWEVER, if that’s the only way we’re showing support, we’re missing out on bigger opportunities to make a

Leiana
Boldon
24 Votes

Often when I get “sad” or “in my feels” I like to listen to music; sometimes I’ll even write it. I’ve never been a great lyricist so what hoping to convey with this wordless little song, is that happiness isn’t

Colman
Agranov
39 Votes
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