Louis Cole: Let It Happen

Part meditation, part power ballad, Louis Cole’s “Let It Happen” is the LA-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s first new solo music since his 2020 live album. The slow-burning track about relinquishing control begins with quiet clicks and Cole’s soft falsetto, before leading to glittery synths, uplifting key changes and soaring strings. According to Cole, it’s “a timeless modern power ballad classic that taps into a …

Ethel Cain: Everytime (Britney Spears Cover)

Replacing the tinkling keys of Britney Spears’ haunting 2003 ballad “Everytime” with a guitar, Ethel Cain reimagines the sad bop as a slowed-down, even more somber lament. The song (written by Spears and her back-up singer Annet Artani) is an ethereal, shapeshifting creation that’s carried by Cain’s melancholy voice and almost eerie backing vocals. The singer-songwriter says in a statement, “I’ve always loved this song …

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Kehlani: little story The second single from Kehlani’s forthcoming third studio album, blue water road, “little story” premieres with a beautiful black and white music video. Kehlani and Alexandra Thurmond co-directed the visuals, which intercut intimate close-ups with scenes of the outdoors, a surrealist violin sequence and a tender conclusion that features the singer’s two-year-old daughter. Quiet Dawn feat. Oliver Night: Change Must Come Parisian multi-instrumentalist …