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

This song is how I feel now due to my family. I have learned from bad experiences and it made me a better person. Music is a way to convey my thoughts and emotions into powerful lyrics.

Laura-Mai
Lo
8 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

# (Hashtag) was written in May of 2020 amidst the BLM (Black Lives Matter) protests. It really shows one of the many true emotions of the black community during this time which is fear. The song takes you on a

Katrina
Manor
6 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

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

This song is about not caring what people think and knowing that you have the strength to come back from it because you know you have what it takes to do that when you have confidence in yourself.

Leandra
Hughes
3 Votes

I had a lot of song ideas about the current issues in our world today and I couldn’t decide what topic to choose. What I decided to do is take every issue I approach and witness on a daily basis

Nia
Patrice
14 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

Lofi

anthony
diaz
2 Votes

A lot of us struggle with mental issues. Whether its anxiety, depression or even just stress, it’s there. I don’t think a lot of us are as aware of it in other people as we should be, so this song

Cristian
Natareno
13 Votes

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

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

A scathing contempt of Trump’s actions regarding the LGBT community, sarah siempre’s rap combines a mix of education, emotion, and even a little bit of humor.

Sarah
Kaul
4 Votes

“The Last Thing I See” signifies how I would react if I were at the mercy of police brutality. It is a song that gives those who have never been victim to police brutality, a chance to now the fear

BARBARA
JEFFERSON
8 Votes

A song about how students may not discover what they’re passionate about due to education’s focus on getting kids into college, despite college being the place where students should develop in the field they’re passionate about. A software voice synthesizer

Thomas
Edwards
26 Votes

This piece I have composed combines Rustic Black Metal as well as more traditional Germanic acoustic sounds in an effort to truly exonify my personal existential journey whereas I am in a world of which I do not belong. As

Dylan
Schmeichel
22 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

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

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

Hip hop love song

Alex
Johnson
1 Votes

Our world needs the light of God!

Janelise
Sepulveda
24 Votes

Instagram: @ joshua_pickett

Joshua
Pickett
37 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

Mental Health song. Spreading awareness to all in need

Nick
Chivallatti
2 Votes

This is a chill, R&B/Hip-Hop song that I wrote about my girlfriend.

Chaitha
Dasari
3 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

I truly believe that music is the most pure form of expression that exists in the world. Imbedding things that are important to me in my music is something I always enjoy doing. In the generation I grew up in,

Kyle
Takata
4 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

I wrote about how blacks are being targeted

Daniel
Triggs
135 Votes

I wrote about growing up and trying to make sense of all the bad stuff that’s going on around you. I feel like every kid has to face some kind of dysfunction in their families, probably when they’re too young,

Ella
Hanson
0 Votes
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