A surreal offering from Perfume Genius, Amandla Stenberg's Mac DeMarco cover, a sparkly tune by Phoenix and more in our musical round-up

Perfume Genius: Die 4 U Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and now, the video for “Die 4 U”—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that Hadreas’s sultry voice teeters over. Subtle erotic asphyxiation, the lyrics don’t give much away. The music video is equally full of contrasts: …

Amandla Stenberg: Let My Baby Stay

Paired with a moody, minimal music video, Amandla Stenberg’s “Let My Baby Stay” cover is a thoughtful deconstruction of Mac DeMarco’s 2014 original. The song will appear on the soundtrack of Stenberg’s forthcoming film “Everything, Everything.” With a captivating vibe and lyrical conviction, Stenberg demonstrates she’s more than just a popular actor.