Hana Vu: Everybody’s Birthday

From Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu’s latest album, Public Storage, comes “Everybody’s Birthday,” a despondent, pop-tinged song, balanced by groovy drums, lightweight cowbells and warbling guitar. Vu produced the track alongside Jackson Phillips and Joseph Harrison, and says the single is “about the collective misery and depressive introspection one experiences on their birthday, which in this era of being alone, can feel infinite.” With Vu’s deep …

Wet feat. Blood Orange: Bound

Brooklyn-based outfit Wet (Kelly Zutrau and Joe Valle) teamed up with Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) for a hazy, bedroom-pop-tinged R&B song, “Bound.” Appearing on the band’s just-released album Letter Blue, the song comes accompanied by a moody video directed by frequent Blood Orange collaborator Gia Coppola. The album features production and co-writing cameos from Buddy Ross (a Frank Ocean collaborator) and Toro y Moi’s …

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Indigo De Souza: Hold U The second single from singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza’s upcoming album Any Shape You Take (out 27 August), “Hold U” is a sweet pop-leaning tune that begins with soft vocals and synths, before evolving with swirling guitar and percussion. Of the bright, optimistic song, she says, “I wanted to write about a really simple kind of love that isn’t necessarily romantic, …