Song Review: Tweety by Raveena

Up-and-coming artist Raveena released “Tweety” back in February, a lighthearted and floaty love song that draws inspiration from the early 2000’s R&B era. With a recent wave of talented female acts in the R&B scene, Raveena is able to navigate her lane and has carved out her own distinctive sound.

The track is reminiscent of the days of Destiny’s Child, Usher, JoJo, and Alicia Keys. This niche sound is embodied in the song’s beat and guitar strums, paired with Raveena’s dreamy and bubbly cadence. An innocent and fun song about the early stages of falling in love, Raveena channels her inner child to provide a familiar yet refreshing sound. She gushes as if she’s nervous around her school crush, “Blushing like I’m Tweety Bird / If you want me, you can say the word / You feel like my favorite song / I’m too shy to sing along.”

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The chorus proclaims, “If you wanna ride, we can ride, we can ride all night / Hold it down, hold it down if you really need time / I won’t lie, I won’t lie / I want you for me.” In an interview with Paper Magazine, Raveena expresses that the dreaminess of the song builds upon her past sound. “I think a lot of people come to my music for that kind of escapism and dream-like feeling,” she shares. Compared to her previous tracks, “Tweety” taps into a lighter and more upbeat side of the rising artist.

As her first release of 2021, Raveena truly outdoes herself with this record. Coming off her 2020 Moonstone EP, we can only expect her to grow with each project. Forming her sound from the cross sectors of R&B, soul, and pop, Raveena is continuing to experiment with different genres to create a sound that will draw in both existing fans and new listeners. I’m excited to see what else she brings to the table this year.

You can check out the official music video for “Tweety” here.

Cover Photo: In2une Music

Written By: Nathalie Lum | Entertainment News Correspondent

Disney Sets Opening Date for Avengers Campus in California

With the upcoming reopening of the beloved theme park, Disney announces the arrival of their new Marvel-themed land coming to California Adventure on June 4.

After being closed for over a year, Disneyland is welcoming guests with new safety measures, new capacity rules, and most notably–a new land. Originally planned to open in the summer of 2020, plans for the Avengers Campus were delayed due to the coronavirus. Now that the parks are reopening, Disney announced the long-awaited extension just in time for the summer.

Until further notice, California residents are currently the only ones who are permitted to enter the park and will be the first people to experience Disney’s latest attraction.

The area will feature two main rides–Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. The former is an exhilarating drop tower dark ride (converted from the Tower of Terror ride in 2017), with the latter being a newly built Spider-Man interactive screen ride. 

Park goers can also look forward to immersive activities and entertainment from their favorite Marvel movies. We can expect to see the Sanctum, a walk through site that will incorporate ancient ruins, orbs, and mystic elements from Doctor Strange.

The Campus’ most notable building will be the Avengers Headquarters, donning the classic logo and a Stark Industries’ jet on the rooftop. Both of these attractions will likely feature entertainment and performances by park cast members.

Additionally, the featured restaurant, Pym Test Kitchen, will be based on the popular Ant Man series where guests can dine on futuristic snacks and food.

For more information on the Avengers Campus, you can visit Disneyland’s website here.

Written by: Nathalie Lum, Entertainment News Correspondent

Protecting Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

As of April 15, 2021, every Californian 16 & up will be eligible for vaccination.

When you’re fully vaccinated, you’ll receive a 3-by-4 inch vaccination card.

You want to hold on to this cardstock because it is your ticket back to normal life. Airlines, concert venues, and more are considering whether or not proof of vaccination will be required. If it is, this card will be crucial.

Should I get my COVID-19 vaccine card laminated?

Yes!, however, if you are getting a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), make sure you have completed your second dose before laminating your card.

I also recommend you make a copy of your card and store it with your important files wherever that may be in your house.

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OfficeMax and Staples are both offering a promotion where individuals can have their vaccination card laminated for free. OfficeMax will laminate your vaccination card for free through July 25, 2021

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For even more peace of mind, I recommend scanning the front and back of your vaccine card, emailing a copy to yourself, and storing the digital copy in your cloud drive.

If you’re not getting the vaccine from your primary care doctor and getting it from a superstation or third party, I recommend sending a copy to your doctor; that way, a copy of your vaccine added to your immunization record.

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Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

New Album: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift

Swifties, are you sitting down? Good, now make sure your breathing.

Taylor Swift’s first recorded album has dropped, and I couldn’t be more excited.

The 31-year-old singer-songwriter dropped a rerecorded version of her second studio album, Fearless. The re-recorded version is titled “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”.

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The re-release is swift keeping her word to re-record her music before the “Lover” album. In the event, you’re not up-to-date on the Scooter Braun-Taylor Swift battle here’s the low down.

Scooter Braun purchased her masters which ignited a heated public battle between Braun and Swift over music ownership. And, swift made the announcement she would rerecord her first six studio albums, to call them her own.

She shared on Good Morning America “I just think that artists deserve to own their work, I just feel very passionately about that.”

Swift re-recorded “Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in late 2020, the first re-recording released.

Photo Credit: Taylor Swift on Instagram

The new release provides fans 27 tracks and includes incredible talent like Keith Urban and Maren Morris: All the songs from the original and platinum of “Fearless”, six unreleased songs, and a bonus track.

Photo Credit: Screenshot of Taylor Swift Tracklisting for “Fearless Taylor’s Version” on Twitter

You can stream Fearless (Taylor’s Version) right now on platforms like Spotify or Apple Music.

Let me know what you think about “Fearless Taylor’s Version” by connecting with me on Twitter or Instagram.

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Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA