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The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Navigating College Stress: Effective Strategies and Le Moyne Resources for Student Well-being
Mai Aljanabi, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

College life presents unique challenges and stressors for students, impacting their mental well-being and overall success. This article delves...

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Persistence Into Brilliance: Le Moyne Graduate and Actor Makes Major Mark
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • September 26, 2023

In the world of theater, Le Moyne College graduate John Douglas Thompson is known to possess an exceptional ability to captivate audiences, effortlessly...

Le Moyne Alum and MLB Star Josiah Gray Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award
Michael Scalise, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Here at Le Moyne, the phrase “Greatness meets Goodness” is at the very foundation by which the school stands, and it is safe to say that...

Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Carly Nicolai, Editor in Chief • September 18, 2023

“What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s a question many college students have heard before, whether it comes from friends and...

Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Stephanie R. Duscher, Staff Writer • September 16, 2023

Many Le Moyne students have likely walked by the lovely gardens outside the Jesuit Residence–a beautiful touch of color amidst the many cloudy...

Avicii wakes us up


To say Avicii is an EDM [electronic dance music] master is an understatement. This talented Swedish DJ brings more than some typical dance beats to every song on his new album “True,” just released this past week. With 12 total songs, he captures the emotion and spark that go into a dance hit.

Unlike most dance artists, Avicii uses piano in many of his songs, which carves out the raw emotion in every lyric. “You Make Me” has some haunting piano chords, leading into a powerfully sung verse and heart-pounding chorus. Another beautiful piano riff enters “Liar Liar.” This song sounds like an organ just wailing along to a steady dance thump, which is something that you don’t hear all of the time. But of course, Avicii fits it together perfectly.

American Idol alumnus, Adam Lambert, loans his edgy voice to Avicii on the track, “Lay Me Down,” which is a straight up jam, if I do say so myself. Not only does it have funky guitars, but an explosive chorus that encourages dancing, dancing and did I mention dancing?

“He went down to the cross roads/he sat down and kept his eyes closed/well everyone has a price child…” are the words guest singer, Audra Mae, sings on the eerie track, “Long Road to Hell.” This song is filled with clear cut vocals, a solid piano intro and what sounds like a kazoo; and somehow this song is pretty incredible.

Avicii brings his music to a whole other level, mixing so many different elements into his songs, while still keeping his dance genre title. His hit song off “True” is the guitar heavy song, “Wake Me Up,” which could easily be something you would hear on a Mumford and Sons album. With down-to-earth lyrics and a southern country draw, this song topped the charts all summer long and is perched at number six on the iTunes top singles, and number one on the iTunes dance charts as of Sept. 17.

In an interview with “Elite Daily” Avicii once said, “I just feel so happy to know that I’m one of the few people who can actually say that I love what I’m doing.”

This only proves the point that following your dreams is worth it. So support Avicii, because he is changing the game, and his music is worth the listen.


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