The latest cycle of College News’ music contest, powered by Sonicbids, has come to a close and we’ve hand-picked three winners. We’d like to give a genuine thank-you to all of the artists that submitted their music and encourage them to enter our next contest.
And the winners are:
Congrats! These artists particularly impressed us with their vocals, instrumentation, and overall sound.
Read on for more information about the winners:
Emisis is a self-described “solid, energy driven rock” band from Crown Point, Indiana. The band is comprised of four life-long friends with flair for music. Their sound is characterized by hard-hitting vocals and catchy riffs. But don’t write them off as just another group of guys trying to play classic rock in their free time. Emisis’ music is every bit as real as it is sophisticated, and three albums under their belt doesn’t hurt. They’re the type of band you wouldn’t be ashamed to listen to in front of your dad—because he’d rock out to them too. Check out their latest single, Corporate Renegade, an aggressive response to the monotonous nine-to-five routine.
Mark our words: Mia Sable is the breakout singer-songwriter of the year. Her soothing vocals have garnered her an impressive slew of awards, including the L.A. Music Award for Alternative Female Vocalist of 2007. After studying theater, film, and television at UCLA, Mia went on to pursue music professionally. Her music is a charming and soulful throwback to old Hollywood, incorporating glamour and sensuality seamlessly. You’ll see what we mean after watching her music video for her single, “You Should Know.”
Troubaduo is a mish-mash of folk, blues, Americana and even gospel. The duo creates a sound that is lively, inspiring and incredibly catchy. Their harmonies and melodies are so strong that one critic remarked that it sounded like a third person was singing. Aside from their fun country-pop songs, their soft ballads manage to be both powerful and moving. They’re also very vocal about their political viewpoints, with the support of children’s charities in Iraq and songs like “Peace Song.”
Another congrats to Emisis, Mia Sable, and Troubaduo. Be sure to check out their pages and give them a listen. You’ll be glad you did. See the list of this cycle's runners-up here.