The cult-followed singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek’s second album, DESIRE, I WANT TO TURN INTO YOU, continues the artist’s synth-inflected, techno-take on pop with more wailing, sunny instrumentation and attitude. Pressed onto a metallic copper vinyl, the LP includes the tracks “Bunny Is A Rider,” “Welcome To My Island” and “Billions,” and features collaborations with Grimes and Dido.

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A Senegalese ekonting recording, a soulful song inspired by Virgil Abloh, featherweight vocals on gentle cello and more

Vic Mensa feat. Thundercat: Strawberry Louis Vuitton Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa teams up with singer and musician Thundercat and R&B vocalist Maeta for the glorious “Strawberry Louis Vuitton.” Produced by Mensa, Thundercat, El Michels Affair and Johan Lenox, the soulful love song was partly inspired by Virgil Abloh. “I made ‘Strawberry Louis Vuitton’ while watching one of Virgil’s last LV films; the one with Saul …

Amber Arcades: True Love

The third track to be shared from the upcoming album Barefoot On Diamond Road by Amber Arcades (aka Annelotte de Graaf), “True Love” showcases the Dutch musician’s talent for slinky dream-pop. The album comes five years after European Heartbreak, and sees the artist working once more with Uniform’s Ben Greenberg. The song was inspired by a weekend trip with a romantic interest, de Graaf says …