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How To Expand Your Streaming Horizons

Currently, music is more readily available than ever, and yet the same mainstream artists continue to dominate the charts. Here’s how you can expand your streaming, based on your favorite artists…
Nathaniel Seaman
There are many ways to expand your streaming options.

Streaming services are dominating the music industry, allowing users to boundlessly expand their listening horizons. Currently, music is more readily available than ever, and yet the same mainstream artists continue to dominate the charts. Here’s how you can expand your streaming, based on your favorite artists:

If you listen to Taylor Swift, you might like:

Gracie Abrams

Singer-songwriter, Gracie Abrams, is a rising artist with moody, emotive lyrics and bedroom-pop sounds to accompany them. She may appeal to Swift’s fans as they share a common ground of girlhood and poetically structured songs. Songs such as “I Miss You, I’m Sorry,” and “Feels Like” are a perfect starting point. 

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Tate McRae 

Tate McRae’s hype pop music brings a similar energy to listeners as Swift’s iconic pop songs, all while balancing the energetic sounds with emotional ballads. Swift’s fans would enjoy songs such as “What Would You Do?” and “Go Away” for a good representation of McRae’s variation in song, as well as her new hit, “Greedy.”

Reneé Rapp

Reneé Rapp has built up her musical career by blending elements of pop and rock to create songs, with lyrics that take a brutally honest look into her mind and personal life. Rapp’s songs lyrically touch her listeners on an emotional level, as well as allow room for dancing to the beat. Her more popular songs include “Pretty Girls,” and “Too Well.”

If you listen to Lana Del Rey, you might like: 


Mitski’s sound includes indie and alternative music with beautiful vocals and poetic lyrics. Del Rey fans may enjoy songs such as “My Love Mine All Mine,” and “I Bet on Losing Dogs.”

Fiona Apple 

Fiona Apple blends various music genres including pop, alternative, and jazz. Del Rey fans would enjoy songs like “Paper Bag,” “Criminal,” and “Across the Universe.”

Tess Parks 

Toronto-based singer and songwriter, Tess Parks, makes music with an atmospheric blend of indie rock and some psychedelia sound with lower vocals to accompany it. Del Rey fans might enjoy songs like “Cocaine Cat,” and “Gone.”

If you listen to SZA, you might like: 

Summer Walker 

Summer Walker is an American R&B singer and songwriter. She is able to display vulnerability and authenticity in her music while experimenting with new sounds throughout her musical journey. SZA fans would enjoy songs such as “Girls Need Love,” and “Karma,” as well as Walker’s song with SZA, herself, titled “No Love”. 


Kehlani creates an R&B-meets-soul-with-a-hint-of-hip-hop sound to accompany her voice. Her lyrics add to the vulnerability and sensibility of her music. SZA fans would enjoy songs like “Toxic,” and “Can I.” 

Kali Uchis

Kai Uchis’ genre-defying sound is soul and R&B fused with lyrics in both Spanish and English, earning her a place as one of the hitmakers to watch as she continues her musical career. SZA fans may enjoy songs like “Moonlight,” “Telepatía,” and “After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator).” 

If you listen to Arctic Monkeys, you might like:

The Licks 

The Licks provides fans with indie rock music; their thunderous bass, screeching guitar, groovy percussion, and powerful vocals define their sound. Arctic Monkeys’ fans would enjoy songs like “Nikki,” and “You Too.”

Courtney Barnett 

Courtney Barnett’s songs reflect the characteristics of indie rock and alternative music. Arctic Monkeys’ fans would enjoy songs such as “Avant Gardener,” “Before You Gotta Go,” and “Write A List of Things To Look Forward To.” 

The Libertines

The Libertines provide listeners with indie rock, with punk rock-influenced sounds, a popular recent trend in music. New fans might enjoy starting with songs like “Don’t Look Back into the Sun,” “Can’t Stand Me Now,” and “Music When The Lights Go Out.”

If you listen to Bad Bunny, you might like: 


Songwriter and producer, Mora, pushes reggaetón with an atmospheric style that mixes trap and alternative sounds. Bad Bunny fans would enjoy songs like  “CALENTÓN,” “MODELITO,” and “Tuyo.” 


Quevedo music is a mix of rock and flamenco. His songs are often characterized by their melancholic vibe and emotion-filled lyrics. Bad Bunny fans may enjoy songs like “Colombia,” “VISTA AL MAR,” and “SIN SEÑAL.” 

Myke Towers

The rapper singer-songwriter, Myke Towers’ music consists of Latin Trap and pop-flavored reggaetón. Bad Bunny fans may enjoy songs like “LALA,” “Postre,” and “Girl.” 

If you listen to BTS, you might like:


The Australian-Korean artist produces his own music, combining alternative, hip-hop and electronic sounds with his rich vocals. BTS fans may enjoy “No Blueberries,” and “Don’t Go Insane.” 


VICTON is a seven-member male group, whose songs have experimental bass-heavy beats in their mixed dance-pop and R&B songs. BTS fans might enjoy “Mayday,” and “What I Said.” 


D.O. is a soloist singer and actor, as well as a member of the well-known group EXO. He explores acoustic R&B folk-pop in his solo songs. Fans of BTS would enjoy “That’s Okay,” and “I’m Gonna Love You.” 

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Andrea Criado Galindo, Staff Reporter
Nathaniel Seaman, Section Director
Nat is a B-CC senior and is reprising his role as section director of art and photography for the second year in a row. In his free time, Nat enjoys boxing, reading and photography.

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