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Mellow hip-hop, '80s-inflected R&B, a stirring ballad and more new music

Samia: Breathing Song From singer-songwriter Samia’s upcoming second album, Honey, “Breathing Song” feels sparse at first, but builds into an evocative, powerful ballad. With minimal keys, the track is carried by Samia’s stirring vocals and confessional lyrics. “I tried writing ‘Breathing Song’ a thousand times and couldn’t get it right,” she says in a statement. “Played one of its iterations for Molly Sarlé on Zoom …

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How Origami Is Innovating Technology Origami dates back to the 17th century in Japan, but it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that people began to consider the practice an art form due, in large part, to origami master Akira Yoshizawa. Since then, origami has gone on to become a respected art and now a tool to revolutionize science and technology. For example, the patterns and …

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Genre-bending new music that fuses electro-pop, soul, alt-pop, indie and more

Yaeji: For Granted Prolific producer Yaeji has been releasing music since 2016, on breakout EPs, as singles, remixes, collaborations and a full-length mixtape WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던. Now, the Queens-born artist is poised to release her debut album, With A Hammer (out 7 April), and shares its first single, “For Granted.” The song opens with a pop-leaning melody and sweet vocals that erupt into frenetic drum …