Jay Som: Tenderness

This delightful bit of indie and bedroom pop will appear on LA-based Jay Som’s forthcoming album, Anak Ko (out 23 August). It starts off simply—filtered vocals with drums and guitar—and Som is the star until the track breaks open and rhythmic bass and psych-influenced ambience pours out. The Weird Life-directed video provides a visual portrayal of the track’s sonic essence, too. A special purple tie-dye …

Banana Cream: Purple Array

LA-based Banana Cream’s (aka Will Gonzalez) “Purple Array” floats along like a daydream. With hypnotic riffs and spacey synths, the dreampop tune’s orbit is easy to slip into, but the crescendoing synths and echoing vocals of the song’s second half prove most serene. About “breaking patterns and learning to embrace change,” Gonzalez says, “Purple Array” is a lovely soundscape.

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Sad bangers, bedroom-pop, house-inflected bops and more this week

Kaytranada feat. VanJess: Dysfunctional From CH-favorite Kaytranada, a new track featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess. “Dysfunctional” features house influences, a precise combination of live and digital percussion, excellent vocal accompaniment and Kaytranada’s trademark bouncy, danceable energy. It’s the producer’s first release of 2019 and could be a teaser for an upcoming album—which would be his first since his 2016 debut. Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li: Late …