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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Chaitha
Dasari
3 Votes

“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 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

“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

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 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

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

I wrote about how blacks are being targeted

Daniel
Triggs
135 Votes

this song is about racism and how its affecting us

Natalie
Davoren
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

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 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 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
26 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

writers, Isaiah Hightower & Paris Simone

Isaiah
Hightower
46 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

I have see so many bad thing on the new but people don’t know what it like being black and my song show the true to that.

Faith
Skeete
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

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 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

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

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

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
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