Album Reviews, KYLE / Beach House

By Katie San Roman|June 5, 2018Music, Student Writing|

KYLE, Light of Mine

California rapper, KYLE, debuted his album Light of Mine on May 18. You may have heard of him by his stage name, SUPERDUPERKYLE. The fun-loving kid from Ventura is showing how hip-hop has evolved from its earlier days.. In Light of Mine, it plays out as if you’re just casually sitting on a hilltop or at the beach with KYLE discussing life and all it’s Ups and Downs (name of the first track, I can be phunny sometimes). His project includes a bundle of high profile features including 2Chainz, Lil Yachty, Khalid, Kehlani, and Alessia Cara. No matter what the listener is currently going through like being in relationship issues (listen to OpenDoors), in puppy love (listen to Babies), someone playing with your heart (Playinwitme), losing yourself in a relationship, (iMissMe). You can see KYLE this summer opening for Logic at the Moda Center on July 14th.

Listen to: Track 10, iMissMe



Beach House, 7

Beach House duo, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, released their anticipated album 7 on May 11th. Beach House never disappoints for contemplative slow jams as a soundtrack to a long night with a lover or alone. The first track “Dark Spring” comes as a surprise with a forceful, energetic drum solo, humming synthesizer, and textured guitar. Beach House is able to take spending time with a normally cheery, happy friend who is pissed at someone or something startling, or possibly unpleasant, but you are able to see another side to that friend, and put it in an album. You can see Beach House at the Keller Auditorium on August 10th.

Listen to: Track 1, Dark Spring


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About Katie San Roman

I want to major in communications with the hope to minor in public relations. This is my second year at PCC, third year living in Oregon. I was born and raised in California but am soaking up all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I love being outdoors regardless if it’s hiking in the mountains or relaxing down by the coast. I am an avid runner, reader, Netflix-binger, food and music lover. You will probably catch me on campus with my headphones on listening to music or downtown at the Roseland or the Crystal Ballroom watching a live show. Whether it’s live music or walking around an art museum, I love being immersed in art. I am very excited to help in the expansioni of The Bridge's social media presence. With my experience of being in charge of the social media for my Younglife area back home under my belt, I’m excited to bring something new to the table. I am very excited to start my first year on The Bridge!