Music Gallery

Browse the sound gallery below to listen and vote for your favorite songs (you can only vote on each submission once, but can vote for as many songs as you like). Remember, anyone can vote, not just challenge participants! Public voting is open from January 15th to January 28th—so make sure to tell your friends, family, and community to check out your submission. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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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
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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

Our world needs the light of God!

Janelise
Sepulveda

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

# (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

The song is talking about how my character “MarTrise” has stayed inside of a toxic relationship and gave everything he could to keep the relationship strong. This is called “feeding into the fire”. Eventually he finds his self-worth and decides

Martrice
Greene

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

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

Mental Health song. Spreading awareness to all in need

Nick
Chivallatti

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

Love Song

Timothy
Walker

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

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

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

Lofi

anthony
diaz

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

Hip hop love song

Alex
Johnson

Rip to the legends we lost

Ranen
Ford
Jefferson
Brown

this song is about racism and how its affecting us

Natalie
Davoren

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

Amariana
McKinney

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

Rod
Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaitha
Dasari

“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
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