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

“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

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

# (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 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

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

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

Keagan
James
4 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

writers, Isaiah Hightower & Paris Simone

Isaiah
Hightower
46 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

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

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

Rip to the legends we lost

Ranen
Ford
2 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 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

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

Airyana
Mallardi
72 Votes

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

Amariana
McKinney
2 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 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

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

Lofi

anthony
diaz
2 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
Jefferson
Brown
2 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

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

“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

Our world needs the light of God!

Janelise
Sepulveda
24 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

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 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 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
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