Andra Day: Phone Dies

Andra Day (aka Cassandra Monique Batie) teamed up with Anderson .Paak for “Phone Dies,” a soulful, samba-tinged, genre-blending tune that builds effortlessly over four minutes. Her rich vocals and .Paak’s polished production work together to create big summertime energy.

Anjimile feat. Jay Som: In Your Eyes (Reflection)

Indie-folk artist Anjimile Chithambo—known professionally by their first name—has announced the new EP Reunion, which comprises reimagined, orchestral versions of songs from their 2020 album, Giver Taker. From it comes “In Your Eyes (Reflection)” featuring Jay Som. Gentle, warbling vocals—replete with disarmingly beautiful harmonies—glide over the orchestral arrangement, which is just as glorious as the original. The new string arrangements were written by composer Daniel Hart …

Gender Inclusive Language in Space

While “semantics” are oftentimes brushed off as trivial or nit-picky, the importance of meaning, reference and truth within words cannot be underestimated—and its significance exists everywhere, even in space. NASA is working to recognize and replace “inaccurate and harmful language” that abides by outdated gender biases within the American space program by continually updating their style guide. Today, it’s still common to see “manned” used …