Touring on a School Night: Interview with Shortly

Shortly is an inspiration to fans to be unapologetically yourself. Your work should reflect your own journey and personal growth. Maniak’s music is a mixture of family influence, hard times and self-reflection. She doesn’t just create to please listeners, but to improve herself as an artist and a person.

Touring on a School Night: Interview with Shortly

The Hard Work in Creating: Girlboss

As creative entrepreneurs, we all feel at some point the pull to find something we love and to create an opportunity for ourselves to create that thing for the rest of our lives; with nothing holding us back but ourselves. Girlboss’s Sophia Amoruso, shows us that we can in fact do that through hard work.

The Hard Work in Creating: Girlboss

Jon Bellion Doesn’t Care About Streams and Neither Should You

After dropping his fifth album Glory Sound Prep, Jon Bellion was silent. He didn’t run around promoting it, signing posters or appearing for interviews. That is until – to everyone’s surprise – he interviewed with Genius, a music media company, to discuss his “backward” way of sharing music. But his silence was not inattentive, but rather clearly calculated.

Jon Bellion Doesn’t Care About Streams and Neither Should You

Bridging the Gap: Lauren DeMaio

Here at Narrative, our very own Joshua Stanley recently had the opportunity to interview Lauren DeMaio, a Christian/Pop musician from New York. She is an artist looking to “bridge the gap” that separates Christian music from other genres, by producing music created to attract and bring hope and truth to “all” music listeners.

Bridging the Gap: Lauren DeMaio

Surviving an All-Nighter on Set

Most college students will tell you that all-nighters are an inevitability in life, especially if you are an art major. While we here at Narrative will never encourage all-nighters and will tell you that such stress is not good for your body or your creativity; we CAN give you some tips for how to survive it and how to keep your body running as you burn the midnight, the 1am, the 2am, and the 3am oil.

Surviving an All-Nighter on Set

Winter Watch List

Winter is here. For many people, myself included, this means burrowing into your bed, turning off your lights and hibernating until Easter. Unless you have classes, which unfortunately I do. So the best form of distraction is going to the movie theatre, grabbing some popcorn and kicking back for the evening. Here at Narrative we have compiled a list of films to help you beat the winter blues.

Winter Watch List

'LOLA' - Creating With Purpose

What makes Lola so unique is that she is willing to write and sing about very personal struggles, that many do not freely open up about frequently. Her music is inspiring, refreshing and real.

'LOLA' - Creating With Purpose

'Fighting With My Family'

Have you ever felt like the odd one out? Like you had a talent or a dream but neither fit the mold that people expected you to conform to? What if you came from a family made up entirely of professional wrestlers?

'Fighting With My Family'

A New Kind of Authentic Music

This week we talk about Hobo Johnson and his new, brutally authentic music style that also carries through in his new music video. We also talk about the value of Social Media, if the #MeToo moment is over done, and Bryan Cranston’s Controversial Casting.

A New Kind of Authentic Music