Ty Segall feat. Shannon Lay: Ice Plant

Initially obscure (with various sound effects and jazzy percussion) and shifting with delicate, layered vocals, Ty Segall’s “Ice Plant” is a “fever dream of my childhood,” he says. The majority of the song (from his forthcoming album First Taste) is occupied by Segall and Lay’s a cappella vocals—a far cry from the previous fuzzy, psychedelic, garage rock tracks from the record. It all floats along …

Jacob Collier: Moon River

Made using hundreds upon hundreds of recordings of his own voice and over 100 more features, Jacob Collier’s “Moon River” is an a cappella rendition of the Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer classic. Inflecting his voice to cover the track’s high, low and more symphonic moments, Collier’s version grows and bellows out into a massive, orchestra-like performance. Herbie Hancock, Daniel Caesar, Ty Dolla $ign, Lianne …