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Gift Guide for Music Lovers

Gift Guide for Music Lovers

Merch: Find his/her favorite artist/band, check their site for cool merch, and order!! So many artists have awesome merch out right now (yes, I’m going to say Ariana Grande again, but I actually wear the God Is A Woman sweater every day). Halsey and LANY also have really cool clothing out right now.

Vinyl records: For people who own a record player, this is the BEST gift. Buy them a nostalgic record from their past or a current one you know they love front to back. Not only is it collectible but a great addition to any music lovers bedroom, office, or workspace. Urban Outfitters has a fantastic vinyl selection. Also, try browsing thrift stores or vintage shops for older albums.

Portable charger: This will go down as one of the best gifts any millennial can receive. There’s nothing worse than a dying phone when you’re on the go and want to listen to music. The best part is, you can buy these pretty much anywhere. Walmart, Target, Marshall’s, etc, and they aren’t that expensive!

Headphones: As an avid music listener myself, headphones are essential. I tend to wear earbuds for casual listening and own a pair of the JBL Wireless headphones for the gym. Wireless is the perfect option for people who use more machinery (cords can get messy, pull, and cause injury). Beats are also a very reliable brand and they have INSANELY good music quality. Definitely, do your research, read reviews, and focus on a pair that will fit the recipients’ lifestyle.

Concert tickets: This is always the perfect gift for any diehard music lover. Concert tickets can get expensive, so it’s even better to get them as a gift! Artists like Ariana Grande, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Fleetwood Mac, and more, are all on tour right now. Ticketmaster and Seat Geek are two sites I usually use to get the best deals on tickets (also, get that pre-sale code whenever you can by signing up for artists’ email lists).



Who You Need: Maverick Sabre

Who You Need: Maverick Sabre

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WHO: Maverick Sabre

WHERE: London

GENRE: Alternative/R&B

TOP SONGS: “I Need” and “Come Fly Away”

Sabre’s attention to melodies is quite alluring. His voice embodies a male version of Amy Winehouse with added R&B growls. The 2015 album, Innerstanding, feels retro and vintage in a subtle way. Think Sam Smith but less sad and dainty.

His latest single, “Drifting” immediately caught my attention. A thudding opening beat charges through this song, making it a guaranteed head bopper. “Drifting” feels like somewhat of an exploration. An indie sensationalized story; “In the city, in the dark, in the park, in the fear, and I’m wishing for another, But there something in sky, feel the sun, can you see it?” His voice peaks up and dips low throughout every verse showing his true artistry (and falsetto).

Listen for yourself: