Robyn: Missing U

After eight (long) years, Robyn has finally released her first new solo songand it’s perfectly Robyn. “Missing U” sees the Swedish singer reunited with her frequent collaborator/co-writer Klas hlund as well as Metronomy’s Joseph Mountwhose touches are quite evident. The infectious, glittery song confirms (yet again) that Robyn is an important pop starand one who consistently proves just how glorious pop music can be.

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A beautiful tune by Blood Orange, mesmerizing music from Muna Ileiwat and more

Muna Ileiwat: Baby Hypnotic, methodic and measured, London-based Muna Ileiwat’s “Baby” is a slow-burning tune that builds beautifully—layer upon layer. With a sharp staccato rhythm at times, the song is balanced with Ileiwat’s smooth and seemingly effortless vocals. VRWRK: Different Crowd London electronic trio VRWRK offers another taste of their forthcoming debut album On The Outside with the video for “Different Crowd.” From the sun …

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Experimental electronic, pop, dance and more in our weekly musical round-up

070 Shake: I Laugh When I’m With Friends But Sad When I’m Alone “I Laugh When I’m With Friends But Sad When I’m Alone” succeeds in delivering a wildly lovably, relatable experience while demonstrating New Jersey rapper/singer 070 Shake’s singular talent. Minimal production allows for the G.O.O.D. Music artist to shine with sharp, narrative-driven lyrics. Even the video plays into the track’s artistry. Simply put, …

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A song for your younger self, a rap-dance hybrid, and more in this week's musical wrap up

Louis Cole feat. Genevieve Artadi: When You’re Ugly With some of the most sage advice we’ve heard (“Fuck the world and be real cool”) Louis Cole’s new track “When You’re Ugly” is funky, playful and kooky—in the the best ways possible. Singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist Cole (Knower band member, Thundercat collaborator) is set to release his third LP Time this August, and it’s sure to be as infectious …

Hatchie: Bad Guy

From her debut EP Sugar & Spice, Hatchie’s “Bad Guy” is a hazy, shimmery piece of shoegaze-meets-dream-pop. The closing track from the Australian singer/songwriter’s record, it’s lush but perhaps more importantly feels honest thanks to stripped-back lyrics: “I’m backwards / And I feel stupid / Watching you back away / I just wanted more from you / And what did you do? / I opened …