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

Lofi

anthony
diaz
2 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

# (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

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 wrote this song about my life and my experience with addiction in the family system and the growing opioid epidemic. My biological father is an addict, and my mother, brothers and I had to learn to cope with the

Abbey
Toste
5 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 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

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

Chaitha
Dasari
3 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.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

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

Rod
Collins
4 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

This discusses how America looks to the homeless in our country. It also encourages us to change our attitudes towards those in bad situations. We can change our country one mindset at a time. It urges people to be kinder

Heather
Risher
6 Votes

writers, Isaiah Hightower & Paris Simone

Isaiah
Hightower
46 Votes

Made in just 5 days, virtually, by 6 young peers from India, Turkey, Jordan and Germany. The GSYUN – UNITE song embraces light amidst darkness and promotes unity and a sense of peace and solace in chaos.

Purvi
Wadhwa
3 Votes

I wrote about how blacks are being targeted

Daniel
Triggs
135 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

Slow and rap type song

Alex
Acha
1 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

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

The importance of mental health is underrated. In these uncertain times of 2020, stress could come from all types of outlets and staying level headed through it all is key. This song discusses that and gives tips on things you

Jai
Elijah
9 Votes

Instagram: @ joshua_pickett

Joshua
Pickett
37 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

Our world needs the light of God!

Janelise
Sepulveda
24 Votes

Hip hop love song

Alex
Johnson
1 Votes

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

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

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
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