The fall semester is in full swing and a great way to cope with the stress of a new workload is by listening to music. The GrapeVINE highlights a few favorite songs of Fairfield students in hopes that their musical interests will bring new tunes to your own playlists.

This week’s “Heard it through the GrapeVINE” spotlight is Sean Stiso ‘19. Stiso loves sharing his appreciation for music whether it’s singing for Glee Club or curating different playlists in his room. In addition to numerous rehearsals and performances for Glee, Stiso also admits that singing R&B in the shower is where his voice truly shines. However, Stiso’s love of music did not evolve until he attended his first live concert.


“My real appreciation for music probably came from Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 World Tour. It was the first time I truly appreciated the art form and saw the amount of effort that is put into creating the music I enjoy every day,” said Stiso. “Plus, JT is the man and his concert was one of the best experiences of my life.”


“Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake

“This is just my absolute favorite song ever. I find it so catchy and you can’t go wrong with classic Justin Timberlake.”


“Mine” by Taylor Swift

“What can I say, everyone has a guilty pleasure song or artist, and Taylor Swift is mine. She’s just awesome, I love all her music and especially this song.”


“Miss Independent” by Ne-Yo

“This is my go-to shower song. It’s so catchy and if you’re just looking for a song to sing in the shower this is the one.”


“It’s Gonna Be Me” by *NSYNC               

“Everyone has to love boy bands. This is easily one of my favorite songs to jam to.”


“Oops I Did it Again” by Britney Spears     

“You can’t go wrong with Britney. I listen to this song on repeat all the time because it’s just one of my absolute favorites.”


Check out Stiso’s playlist on The Mirror’s Spotify @thefairfieldmirror

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