🎵 Weekly Music Newsletter: 2023 in Review

Mic-Check Newsletter
15 min readDec 19, 2023

From Troye Sivan’s electrifying rush to SZA’s smoldering defiance, from Billie Eilish’s introspective Barbie ballad to boygenius’ vulnerable comeback.

2023 wasn’t your typical year in music. The genre map was redrawn with legendary artists venturing into uncharted territory. Dolly Parton embraced rock, André 3000 hypnotized with his instrumental flute odyssey, and Taylor Swift revisited her past with re-recorded versions of two beloved albums.

Country music wasn’t just playing, it was dominating. Four chart-topping hits, led by…

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