Listen  To These Musicians From Belmont University

Don't Let These Musicians From Belmont University Slip Under Your Radar

One of the best ways to find new music is from your peers; in the case of my sister, her peers are creating that new music.

Don't Let These Musicians From Belmont University Slip Under Your Radar
Molly Goebel

Belmont University is known for its emphasis on educating musicians, and with its location being ideally placed near Nashville, Tennessee it is no surprise that its students are creating some great material. Now my sister is no music major, but just being at that university has opened her eyes to an overflowing handful of artists. And, of course, when people find new music they're loving, they can't help but share it, so I've had the pleasure of discovering these artists too.

I know when I find new artists I love, I end up binging all their music I have at my fingertips. Listening to their music and only their music for days or weeks on end. Plus, how cool would it be to actually know these musicians? See them around campus? Know that one of my peers created something this moving? My sister is one lucky gal to share a campus with these amazing artists and be able to see them perform at campus events.

So, as it is tradition and as expected, there is some new music I've been loving and would like to share with all of you. These musicians deserve to get some buzz. Their talent shouldn't be hidden and go unnoticed behind all the popular music from the same ole artists they've been overplaying on the radio for years. It's time for some new talent to get the attention they deserve.

The first artist I would like to share with you has without a doubt quickly become one of my all-time favorites: Jake Wesley Rogers. It's difficult to find words to describe his style of music besides just being a blessing to experience. They are ones both enjoyed by blasting the speakers and jamming out or just quietly relaxing. Not even looking at the lyrics of his songs, but just by changing the volume switches the whole dynamic and intent of the songs which I find fascinating. Now his lyrics are something else. They're so beautiful and masterfully lyrical...and admirably bold. To start off your new discovery, some of my personal favorite songs are "You Should Know," "Sanctuary," and "Jacob from the Bible."

Now, this next duo of musicians I'm sharing with you is one I remember from one of my sister's first college visits, and their music has stuck with me ever since: Sawyer. Not only do I admire the lyrics of each of their songs, but their sound, in general, is one of my favorites when it comes to music. Some have compared them to the HAIM (whose music I also love). Some personal favorites include: "The Last Thing," "Everywhere," "Sweet Disposition," and "Letting Go."

Even though this artist is third, his music is still at the top of my list: Jackson Wooten. The fragility of his lyrics mixed with the mellow accompaniments creates the perfect blend to sink into and separate yourself from the outside world. And I would be lying if his song "Dirt" hasn't brought me to tears every now and then. These songs are emotionally raw and make simplicity far more complex than at first glance. Each time I listen, I find a new line resonates in a different way than it did before, or it stands out among other lines I previously focused on. Even though he only has three songs on Spotify at the moment ("Dirt," "Honey," and Misty") I could easily replay all day, every day.

And finally, this last group has quickly gained more popularity from having over two million monthly listeners and has been discovered on multiple Spotify-made playlists: COIN. Just the names of some of those Spotify-made playlists can start to describe their music: Mood Booster, Daily Lift, Indie Pop, It's ALT Good!, Soak Up the Sun. Their songs are hard not to bop to; they're catchy and clever. I always find myself with one of their songs stuck in my head. If you need a good burst of energy to brighten your day or are asking to get a song stuck in your head, here are some favorites: "Cemetery," "Talk Too Much," "Hannah," and "Run."

I think you're starting to get the gist that Belmont University has some pretty incredible artists that are beginning to thrive. So, I'm just doing my part to spread the word. If you're still not convinced...Go. Check. Out. Their. Spotify. Accounts. Right. Now. You'll change your mind and then you can thank me (and basically my sister) for blessing your playlists with some remarkable music.

You thought I was done. Of course, there are more artists I need to mention! But I'll make it easy for you this time and give you a list of honorable mentions I think you should check out as soon as humanly possible after listening to the musicians previously mentioned.

Here you go:

  • "Nick Miller" by Kat Saul **If you love New Girl, you'll have an even deeper appreciation for this song!**
  • "Autumn's Song" by Stephen Day
  • "Throwing Up Butterflies" & "You F O" by Stela Cole
  • "All the Talk" by Parrotfish
  • "Postcards" by Sam Johnston

There are so many talented musicians out there. Unfortunately, it can take some digging to find them since they don't get as much deserved media attention or radio time. My playlists have felt more complete since finding these artists and I hope yours now does too. So a big thank you to my sister for always sharing her new music with me. And a big thank you to these artists for creating such worthy and thought-provoking content. We need more artists like you!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

- Though as a little girl, I had the silkiest, softest hair that would get compliments everywhere I went, since I turned about thirteen I've since had coarse, dry hair no amount of deep conditioning masks or sulfate-free shampoo could fix.

- I started using the Raincry's Condition Boar Bristle Brush several months ago, and while I noticed that my hair had been softer, silkier, and shinier than it had ever been, I didn't make the connection because I never thought a simple hairbrush could make any difference in my hair texture.

- I will be the first to admit that I thought it was ridiculous to spend nearly a hundred dollars on a hairbrush, but this one eliminates the need for me to use any heat tools or styling products on it.

- I put some oil or a serum in my hair when it's wet, brush my hair with the boar bristle brush once it's dry, and end up with the lowest maintenance, shiniest hair I've had since I was 8 years old.


Keep Reading... Show less

Bingeing a romantic comedy is always a good idea, and during this pandemic, these movies bring us one of the only elements of romance we can get. Through all the break-ups, obstacles, and struggles in our love lives, romantic comedies have always been there to make us laugh and keep us company while we cry.

While we love these movies for the beyond gorgeous male love interests, the female protagonists are still the ones we always remember. Although rom-coms are far from reality, it is always fun to imagine what our life would be like if a cinematic studio was behind our love life. So what does your favorite romantic comedies say about your dream guy?

Keep Reading... Show less

Whether you're in an unhealthy relationship currently, you know someone who is, or you just want to have these numbers saved just in case it could one day save someone's life (if not your own), this article is for you. Here are three numbers to save in your contacts ASAP so you can always be safe, both physically and mentally, in every relationship.

Keep Reading... Show less

As any poor college student, a little kick of caffeine for less than a dollar has always sounded great to me. So, naturally, AriZona Iced Tea has been a go-to for as long as I can remember.

Keep Reading... Show less

The NBA is back, and for basketball fans, like myself, it has been the BEST news we have heard since COVID-19 shutdown play indefinitely. I mean, come on, we need to see if James Harden can once again perform so well he has back-to-back 50 point games, Kawhi can lead another team to the championship title, and whether Giannis is going to be back-to-back MVP... among like 500 other things running through our heads!

In the midst of all of the amazing statistics and records that these players are breaking, though, we also just love the NBA because well, there are some pretty good looking guys out there. Here are the 19 hottest NBA players (in no particular order) you would totally let slam dunk on you now that the NBA has returned.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About Macronutrients, Because A Diet Should Be More Than Calories

Pay attention to what you're eating, not just how much you're eating.

Plenty of people are familiar with the "calories in, calories out" (CICO) method of dieting which can be used for losing, gaining, or maintaining weight. This method relies on calculating a person's total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) to ensure that they are not overeating or undereating to achieve their desired weight. TDEE considers a person's height, weight, age, gender, and level of activity to determine what their caloric intake should be — some calculators can factor in body fat percentage as well. When I used a TDEE calculator online, it said that my TDEE would be 1,990 calories if I was trying to maintain my weight, but are all calories created equal? I'd argue that they're not.

It might seem obvious to some of you that 1,990 calories of macaroni and cheese are not healthy at all compared to 1,990 calories of varied foods (fruit, veggies, meat, bread, etc.).

Keep Reading... Show less

Just Because You're Asked To Be In A Wedding, Doesn't Always Mean You Should Say Yes

If you can't invest time, money, and YOURSELF, maybe say no to the offer for the bride's sake!

Being in a wedding is a really big commitment. I personally think if you've never been in one before, you don't understand the time, money, and energy that goes into being a part of it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Dear Closeted Latina,

You were never alone.

Remember how the Latin world got rocked when Ricky Martin came out?

Keep Reading... Show less

If you're anything like me, you're probably anxious about going back to college. The uncertainty of nearly everything is stressful and makes it difficult to prepare for going back to campus. Take it one step at a time and remain calm! If nothing else, take a look at this list of six essentials for living on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic! You got this!

Keep Reading... Show less

First, let's talk about some reasons people cheat in relationships in the first place:

1. They have low self-esteem.

Are you feeling like you are not good enough? Do you feel like you are not attractive enough? Feeling as if you are not worth the love can lead to self-sabotage.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments