BY POLINA CHEREZOVA
Nina Marie Rose wrote “The Raven” at the age of 14. She said she wrote her very first song at the age of nine and has written thousands of others since.
ULANI & KEVIN
BY PAIGE HUA
Ulani Mafate said she wrote “Yungin’” about the loss of identity that comes with the racial stereotyping and fetishization of black people.
ALI & SEAN
BY ETHAN PAK
Ali Hepps and Sean Tasse tackle the anxiety surrounding post-graduation life through their Spring Sing performance of, “The Game,” Hepps said.
SOFIE & DAVID
BY CLAIRE LOCKE
Since meeting at Camp Kesem, Sofie Sheldon and David Marcus formed a friendship that led to their Spring Sing performance of “Back to Venus.”
BY BROOKE CUZICK
Many members of BUTR met as children. Lead singer Jada Banks-Mace said the band’s sense of camaraderie helps convey the personal lyrics in songs like “Yesterday.”
BY ELI COUNTRYMAN
Bright, funky and fun – Nick Nikoian said TAXI’s musical energy reflects that of an old-school cab, which they tried to capture in “Dancing on the Roof.”
BY ALYSSA WHEELER
Members of Dark Dazey are encouraged to riff freely during relaxed rehearsals for songs like “Swooning Moon Tune,” said band member Reese Rose.
BY JORDAN HOLMAN
A capella group Random Voices’ performance of Florence + the Machine's "Shake It Out” feels like a conversation between the soloists, said singer Audrey Smith.
BY ELENA BROWN
Returning a capella category winner Bruin Harmony created a rendition of “Gravity” by John Mayer, which comes as a sequel to last year’s performance, said music director Will Nazareno.
BY TABATHA LEWIS
The Spring Sing comedy group, Company, incorporated political satire into their performances this year – including one sketch based on Jordan Peele’s “Us.”
BY ANUSHKA JAIN
Combining tap dance with a live performance, Confluence does not fall into any Spring Sing competitive category, as it is not solely a dance group or a band.
NEWS: GERSHWIN AWARD RESCINDED
BY WENDY LI
The Student Alumni Association announced they would not be honoring “American Pie” singer Don McLean with the George and Ira Gershwin Award as originally intended.