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Discover featured musicians below, sorted by first name

A

Andrew Bird

“Danse Caribe” changed my life | Deirdre Hynes | Read

Aniceto Molina

🏆 A top-read essay

“Cumbia Sampuesana” changed my life | Ezra Sun Wallace | Read

Arcade Fire

“Wake Up” changed my life | Adam Forrester | Read

Arthur Russell

“Soon-to-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See” changed my life | Olivia Locher | Read


B

Bill Callahan

“Faith/Void” changed my life | Chase Burnett | Read

Bright Blue

🏆 A top-read essay

“Weeping” changed my life | Khanyi Mlaba | Read

Bruce Springsteen

🏆 A top-read essay

“Mary's Place” changed my life | Brendan Higgins | Read


C

Cécile McLorin Salvant

🏆 A top-read essay

“Thunderclouds” changed my life | Elaine Bleakney | Read


D

David Bowie

“Rock and Roll Suicide” changed my life | Clémentine Koenig | Read

Dead Man's Bones

🏆 A top-read essay

“My Body’s a Zombie for You” changed my life | Lee Havlicek | Read


E

Ella Fitzgerald

“Someone To Watch Over Me” changed my life | JazzZ | Read

Elvis Costello

“Alison” changed my life | Luke McCanna | Read

Elvis Presley

“We Can Make the Morning” changed my life | Lauren Bishop | Read

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

☕ Interview

“Mother's Love” changed my life | John Gardner | Read

Esther Phillips

“And I Love Him” changed my life | Joon Song | Read


F

Fred again..

“Kyle (i found you)” changed my life | Thato Noinyane | Read

Frightened Rabbit

“The Modern Leper” changed my life | Nina Faure | Read


G

Gal Costa

“Baby” changed my life | Oren Peleg | Read


H


I

Ingrid Michaelson

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” changed my life | Zoe Regan | Read


J

Julián De La Chica

“Poemas de Bar, Op. 12: No. 8 El Amor” changed my life | Cole Burnett | Read

Julius Aglinskas

“blue dusk I” changed my life | Brandon Locher | Read


K

Kendrick Lamar

🏆 A top-read essay

“Institutionalized” changed my life | JJ Tauil | Read

Kid Cudi

“Immortal” changed my life | Delia Hernandez | Read

Krill

“Theme from Krill” changed my life | Michael Sansevere | Read


L


M

Matthew Sweet

“Divine Intervention” changed my life | Evan Trusewicz | Read


N


O

Of Montreal

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse” changed my life | Willem Helf | Read


P

Paramore

🏆 A top-read essay

“Ain’t It Fun” changed my life | Marcus Drew | Read

Pinegrove

“Aphasia” changed my life | Stone Deal | Read

Portugal. The Man

“Sleep Forever” changed my life | Shane Evans | Read

The Postal Service

🌸 A Grace favorite

“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” changed my life | Meagan Shorey-Wilson | Read

Pure Prairie League

🏆 A top-read essay

“Amie” changed my life | Dan Svizeny | Read


Q


R

Raveena

“Time Flies” changed my life | Kathryn Curtis | Read

Roy Orbison

🏆 A top-read essay

“You Got It” changed my life | Erin Barnhart | Read


S

Sixpence None the Richer

“Kiss Me” changed my life | Shannon Egan | Read

Sublime

🌸 A Grace favorite

“What I Got” changed my life | Meghan Mae | Read


T

Taylor Swift

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Love Story” changed my life | Brinna Feist | Read


U

Unknown

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Mother Sent Me to the Store” changed my life | Duane Lauginiger | Read

U2

“With or Without You” changed my life | Josh Ramos | Read


V

Vampire Weekend

“Hannah Hunt” changed my life | Jonathan Rooke | Read

Van Morrison

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Caravan” changed my life | Joe Kubler | Read

The Velvet Underground

“Venus in Furs” changed my life | Matthew Schratz | Read


W

Warren Zevon

🏆 A top-read essay

“Keep Me in Your Heart” changed my life | David Gianadda | Read

Wham!

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” changed my life | Matthew Miller | Read

Willie Nelson

“Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” changed my life | DW Gibson | Read

Winger

“Miles Away” changed my life | KC Schmitz | Read


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Y

Yana Mann

“Poemas de Bar, Op. 12: No. 8 El Amor” changed my life | Cole Burnett | Read


Z