State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Atisha Lulla

Check Out A Fine Frenzy's Newest Music Video – "Now is The Start"

Alison Sudol, professionally known as “A Fine Frenzy,” just released her new inspirational music video for her song “Now Is the Start.” The track comes comes off of her newly released album Pines, her third studio release.  You may recognize this song, because it was recently featured in an American Eagle commercial. Alison has always had an organic vibe to her music; it always seems to get her listeners in a good mood. There is something really inviting and refreshing about the way she creates music; a lot of her songs stay on the subject of nature and animals. She is an extremely talented writer and is currently writing a children’s novel. She may not be as well-known as she should be, but Alison is making her way there. A lot of her songs have graced various popular TV shows such as House, How I Met Your Mother, and The Vampire Diaries. Check out her other albums; I assure you it will be worth your time!

Mumford and Sons Release New Video for Their Single "Lover of the Light"

Mumford and Sons release yet another brilliant music video for their single off of their new album Babel, “Lover of the Light”. It was released November 4, 2012 and has already hit over a million views. This music video features British actor, Idris Elba, who you may recognize from shows like Luther, The Wire, and his appearance on The Office. Idris did not only act in the video, but also directed it with Dan Cadan. “Lover of the Light” is emotionally alluring and has a beautiful meaning. Even when blind, one can be a “Lover of the Light”.

Jaymee Dee "Tip Toeing" her way to the top!

If you are searching for a song to get you out of your rainy day blues, look no further. Jaymee Dee’s newly released single “Tip Toes” is a burst of sunshine. Her lyrics are so infectious; she’ll have you singing them in no time. It’s a song about finding unexpected love and all the magical feelings that come with that, like having butterflies in your stomach. Who doesn’t love that feeling?


Jaymee Dee is a singer/songwriter from Southern California. She is a former YouTube sensation with over 16 million uploaded views and over 100,000 subscribers. Having that many views surly got her noticed. This rising star not only recently toured with Owl City, but also landed one of her original songs “Rules” on the Hunger Games Soundtrack. It is amazing what the internet can do nowadays. To all of you fellow YouTubers out there, keep sharing your talents, you never know what can come from it! And don’t forget get to check out some of Jaymee Dee’s exceptional covers, as well as her other original “Love Whiplash”!

Taylor Swift Party Rocks In New Track "22"

Taylor Swift’s new album Red is just around the corner, dropping on October 22nd! Her new song “22” leaked a few days ago, and this track will definitely hold T-Swift’s fans over until Red’s highly anticipated release. “22” shows us a new side to Taylor, as she steps away from her country roots and turns instead to poppy party music. “22” is fun, upbeat, and whether you are a fan or not, this song will get your feet tapping to the beat. “We’re happy free confused and lonely at the same, it’s miserable and magical oh yeah, tonight’s the night we forget about deadlines…” It is amazing how Taylor writes with such emotion, allowing all of her fans to feel how she felt, or experience what she has experienced through her music. Her music is so relatable, and this song in particular easily relates to us as college students. We’re all familiar with having deadlines, and we’re dealing with so many mixed emotions at this vital point in our lives. “22” is further proof that Red is going to be incredible. The release of singles such as “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “Red”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, and “State of Grace” foreshadows yet another magnificent album from the lovely Taylor Swift.

Imagine Dragons- "It's Time"

Imagine Dragons is an American alternative rock band, their most well-known song being “It’s Time”. This song has such a catchy beat, when you hear it once, you will instantly want to hear it again. It may sound familiar to most, because it has been featured in various shows and commercials. “It’s Time” has most recently been in the trailer for the newly anticipated movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It has also made an appearance in Fox’s hit TV series, Glee. This song was performed by Darren Criss on the show, and he covered it brilliantly. Apple Inc. featured this song in their promotion for unveiling the long awaited iPhone 5. It’s great that through commercial and TV spots, an amazing song like “It’s Time” can find mainstream success.