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

Mental Health song. Spreading awareness to all in need

Nick
Chivallatti
2 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

This Beat I produced is about racial injustices that African Americans face in America.From police brutality to mass incarceration all of it. I chose to make a beat because I communicate better through music than words. With this beat I

Christen
Stringer
45 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

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

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 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

Hip hop love song

Alex
Johnson
1 Votes

This track was made my me with iPhone headphones and Soundtrap.

This song is about being unapologetically yourself no matter what others say because we all don’t always get to choose our battles, but we are all born who we

Tiffany
Sawyer
11 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

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

I wrote about how blacks are being targeted

Daniel
Triggs
135 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

Our world needs the light of God!

Janelise
Sepulveda
24 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

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

Airyana
Mallardi
72 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

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

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

I am an 18 year old rapper who started making music when I was 12 and released music in June of 2020

Rod
Collins
4 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 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

this song is about racism and how its affecting us

Natalie
Davoren
3 Votes

Lofi

anthony
diaz
2 Votes

One Winged Angel is a 3 piece band from Durham, ages 13, 14, and 15. The song is about global warming and how humans are destroying the earth(It was written pre-COVID.).

One
Winged Angel
3 Votes

Rip to the legends we lost

Ranen
Ford
2 Votes

My song is about finding love in a hateful world. The world can be so negative and sad but I know that there is hope and love can be found. If we look at ourselves first and love ourselves first

Jazzmine
Locher
71 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

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
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