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COTR Music Picks

By Lara Khedher

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Catcher on the Rhein asked students on campus Kleve to tell us their favorite song of the month. If you want to be featured in the next issue, keep your eyes peeled on campus or reach out to us via Facebook at .

Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys

When asked about his favorite song this month, Tapiwa, a student in Electronics says he has quite a few.

“Currently, my favorite album is “Beerbongs & Bentleys [from Post Malone],” he said. “I find it pretty relaxing. So, like, one of my friends just got me into it, and ever since then I listened to it so many times. Some of the lyrics are pretty obscene, you don’t want to be associated with those necessarily, but I just like the sound of the music. This guy is pretty young, and it’s already his second album. I really like it.”

2. Drangsal — “Turmbau zu Babel”

Toby, an International Business student says he chose this song, released earlier this year because Zores (the corresponding album) to me is the best album of 2018 so far.

“The song is kind of underground but still more catchy than a lot of stuff, which is aired on radio,” he said.”

He says he feels that many people may relate to the song’s lyrics.

“Yeah, I like the lyrics a lot,” Toby said. “They picture a situation which nearly everyone has been through. And this situation is described pretty good in my opinion, despite of the unusual style.”

3. Pink Floyd — “Hey You”

Khaled, a Mechanical Engineering student chose this classic because he says it is packed with intensity.

“The beat, the music, the lyrics, the intensity; [It’s] such a cool song,” he said. “It’s really convenient when you listen to it coming back from the Netherlands for reasons I’m not going to state.”

When asked why he listens to this song, Khaled says it has some really nice memories.

“It reminds me of my friends,” he said. “My good company that I have here in Kleve. I like listening to it.”

4. Ivy Lab — “Cake”

This song submission is from Lilly, who studies Bio Science & Health. She says that she simply likes this music style and its flow.”

5. Nattali Rize — “One People”

Vedavyas (Veda), a Mechanical Engineering student chose a song by Nattali Rize as his favorite tune of the month.

“There’s this song called ‘One People,’” Veda said. “It’s kind of a reggae song; the meaning is really awesome.”

He says he likes it because everything combines well.

“The lyrics are my childhood dream, and I like reggae music,” he said. “So, it’s a great combination. Once people listen to it, they’ll recognize it.”

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