Bilal: Satellites

In his first record since 2013’s beautiful A Love Surreal, NYC-based singer/songwriter Bilal is set to release In Another Life on 30 June. From the Adrian Younge-produced album (which will feature Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and Kimbra) comes the lead single “Satellites”—a psychedelic-tinged track complete with jazzy organs and Bilal’s vulnerable, soulful vocals over a breakbeat rhythm.

Active Child: Stranger

Following the first single off Active Child’s upcoming album Mercy (due to release 16 June) is “Stranger.” The track is stunning—a haunting, slow-burning landscape that builds with synths, harp flourishes and classic Active Child falsetto (he’s an alum of the Philadelphia Boys Choir) that is disarmingly emotional.

B.B. King: Guess Who (Live at Sing Sing Prison 1972)

The legendary B.B. King passed away yesterday and his heart-rending blues will be truly missed. Regarded as one of the world’s most significant guitarists, King leaves a career that spanned decades: beginning to record professionally in 1949 at 24 years old, and continuing to tour extensively in his 70s. On Thanksgiving in 1972, King visited New York’s maximum security Sing Sing prison, where he sang …