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Jenevieve: Baby Powder

The follow-up to Jenevieve’s debut track “Medallion,” the breezy “Baby Powder” incorporates plenty of influences—from ’80s and ’90s R&B to neo-soul, funk and disco. The song samples prolific

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A glitzy house track, a sonic survey of our relationship with our phones, meditative storytelling from a Wu-Tang founding member, and more new music RZA: Guided Explorations Rapper/producer RZA’s

Sharon Van Etten feat. Norah Jones: Seventeen

Reworking “Seventeen” (from 2019’s Remind Me Tomorrow), singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten enlisted Norah Jones for a sublime, bluesy iteration of her brilliantly moving song. Slowed down and pared
The 11 Songs We Couldn't Get Enough of This Month

The 11 Songs We Couldn't Get Enough of This Month

We might be stuck in quarantine, but Megan Thee Stallion, Dixie Chicks, and The Weeknd made isolation feel less bleak.

Bearcubs: Screentime

Reminiscent of a room lit only by the blue glow of a phone, all in the dead of night, the song “Screentime” looks at the technology we have and questions whether it will ever come close to filling the

Duck Sauce: Captain Duck

Duck Sauce (aka Armand Van Helden and A-Trak) returns with an upbeat tune driven by a danceable groove, soulful samples and glitzy house elements. “Captain Duck” marks the third release of 2020 for
Rihanna just released her first music in three years—but everyone’s so ready for more

Rihanna just released her first music in three years—but everyone’s so ready for more

We have been waiting years for Rihanna to release new music and finally the wait is over—kind of. Rihanna makes a guest appearance on PartyNextDoor’s new track “Believe It,” and this isn’t necessarily

Sugar High’s “Songs That Make You Feel Less Alone” Playlist for COOL HUNTING

In celebration of their debut album, and of connection, a playlist made for our readers An exchange on Instagram led singer/songwriter Kris Esfandiari (of King Woman) and vocalist/producer Darcy
J Balvin Interview From Quarantine On Coronavirus, Working With Jennifer Lopez, and His New Album Colores

J Balvin Interview From Quarantine On Coronavirus, Working With Jennifer Lopez, and His New Album Colores

J Balvin skyped with Speedy from quarantine to talk about wanting a Supreme Collab, his Jordan 1's, his new album Colores and performing at the Super Bowl.
Jessie Reyez's Debut Album Aims to Kill

Jessie Reyez's Debut Album Aims to Kill

VICE talked to the singer about her debut album 'Before Love Came to Kill Us' and why her love songs often sound like a eulogy.

Angela Muñoz: In My Mind

Written and performed by 18-year-old Angela Muñoz, “In My Mind” is laden with strings, velvety vocals, and twinkling harps. “I wrote this song thinking about the journey of love. Despite my age I have

Feng Suave: Maybe Another Time

From Amsterdam-based Feng Suave (aka Daniël De Jong and Daniël Leonard Elvis), “Maybe Another Time” showcases the duo’s talent for soulful songwriting and sleek production. This 6/8-speed single

Yaeji: Waking Up Down

Korean-American electronic music artist Yaeji (aka Kathy Yaeji Lee) is set to release her new playlist WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 on 2 April, on which her new track “Waking Up Down” will appear. With

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From '90s R&B influences to a distinctly Motown sound, several new songs that debuted this week Shura feat. Ivy Sole: Elevator Girl Shura (aka Alexandra Lilah Denton) has teamed up with Ivy Sole

"Metropolis Kid" will make you dance like Superboy

Metropolis Kid by Model Decoy I've known Doron Monk Flake and Ari Sadowitz since high school, and it's been an honor to watch their musical prowess grow and grow and grow. Their current project, Model

Låpsley: Speaking of the End

From her album Through Water, Låpsley (aka Holly Lapsley Fletcher) has released the serene “Speaking of the End.” At first featuring only a piano and Fletcher’s silken vocals, background singers join
18 R&B Songs That Make Up for This Unbearable Year

18 R&B Songs That Make Up for This Unbearable Year

Thankfully, singers like Jhené Aiko, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Kehlani provided an escape for us this winter.

Duffy: Something Beautiful

With a distinctly Motown sound, Duffy’s new “Something Beautiful” (her first release since the 2010 album, Endlessly) premiered on BBC Radio 2 after the Welsh singer sent it to DJ Jo Whiley, saying,

The Radio Dept: You Fear The Wrong Thing Baby

Lund, Sweden’s The Radio Dept. follows up this year’s previous single, “The Absence of Birds,” with another shimmering dream-pop wonder, “You Fear The Wrong Thing Baby.” In a release, the band

The Avalanches feat. Rivers Cuomo + Pink Siifu: Running Red Lights

Dedicated to David Berman, “Running Red Lights” by The Avalanches features vocals by Rivers Cuomo and rapper Pink Siifu, who delicately recites Berman’s lyrics from the Purple Mountains song “Darkness