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

this song is about racism and how its affecting us

Natalie
Davoren
3 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

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

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

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

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

This song is about the environmental problem of marine pollution. The ocean is a beautiful thing, but it is being destroyed by our ignorance and greed. I wrote this song to call attention to the issue and the many problems

Sarah
Epley
5 Votes

Mental Health song. Spreading awareness to all in need

Nick
Chivallatti
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

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 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

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

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

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

# (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

Our world needs the light of God!

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

Chaitha
Dasari
3 Votes

Pretty much a mellow songs just expressing some thoughts.

Melton
Henry
2 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

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 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

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

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
3 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

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

Instagram: @ joshua_pickett

Joshua
Pickett
37 Votes
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