Clairo: For Now

Appearing on Bandcamp over the weekend, Clairo’s one-off song “For Now” is a previously unreleased demo that’s tender, gentle and spare. The singer, songwriter and musician (aka Claire Cottrill) has promised proceeds from the track will go to Black- and trans-led organization For the Gworls as well as Everytown for Gun Safety. With just soft keys and woodwind providing the instrumentation, the ballad drifts along …

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Hannah Jadagu: Warning Sign At first, “Warning Sign,” the latest single from Hannah Jadagu’s forthcoming debut album, Aperture, sounds sparse and soft, but then it transforms with surprising instrumentation. Abrupt percussion, gentle keys and spatial strings turn the indie-pop song into a textured listen. It’s yet another sublime, melodious track from the Texas-born singer, songwriter, producer and student. Let’s Eat Grandma: From The Morning (Nick Drake …

Lucinda Chua feat. Yeule: Something Other Than Years

A slow-moving ballad by London-based recording artist Lucinda Chua featuring Singaporean producer Yeule (aka Nat Ćmiel), “Something Other Than Years” is gentle yet entirely arresting. Chua tapped Yeule for the enchanting track, which appears on the upcoming album YIAN (燕) (which means swallow in Chinese and pays homage to the singer-songwriter’s Chinese heritage).