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Sultry R&B, a mellow break-up ballad, optimistic pop and more new music

Syd: Missing Out Syd’s first solo release in almost four years, “Missing Out” is a mellow break-up ballad, full of elongated synths, crisp percussion and somber but silky vocals. Apart from the occasional glockenspiel-esque chime, the four-minute tune feels melancholy for the most part, but the chorus provides a welcome tinge of bravado. Steady Holiday: Sunny In The Making “Sunny In The Making,” the second …

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Lyrics about staring at the sea, glittery love songs, a claymation music video and more new music

Sofia Kourtesis: La Perla Following her 2020 EP, Sarita Colonia, Berlin-based musician Sofia Kourtesis returns with the soaring “La Perla.” The song will appear on Fresia Magdalena (set for release in March) which will feature several field recordings Kourtesis made in her hometown of Lima, Peru. “La Perla,” she says, “is about staring at the sea. It’s the first thing I’ll do when I return to …

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Saying farewell to SOPHIE and Double K, a collaboration between Icelandic artists and more moving music

SOPHIE: BIPP (Autechre Remix) The world recently lost the treasured, trailblazing artist SOPHIE (aka Sophie Xeon) who passed away aged 34. Back in 2013, the Scotland-born musician’s banger “BIPP” emerged, rejecting trends within electronic music of the time in favor of kick-drums, high-res squeaky sounds (made on an Elektron Monomachine and Ableton Live) and pitched-up vocals, all the while leaving plenty of blank space. Beyond …