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A dreamy tune from Girlpool, Yoko Ono's new take on "Imagine," genre-spanning Phony Ppl and more in this week's musical round-up

Phony Ppl: somethinG about your love.

From their new album mō’zā-ik. (available to stream in its entirety on NPR today), Phony Ppl‘s “somethinG about your love.” is a sunny tune that—like all of the BK-based band’s music—bounces between several genres. The entire album spans neo-soul, hip-hop, funk, bossa nova, pop and just about everything between, in a delightfully satisfying and infectious manner. While the five-piece has gone through a few line-up changes since 2015’s Yesterday’s Tomorrow, the music remains unfettered and playful without feeling hollow.

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Benedict Sinister feat. Miss Beltran: Ne Dramatise Pas (16 Lines From Bryan Ferry)

An homage composed by someone who truly understands the depths of his subject matter, “Ne Dramatise Pas (16 Lines From Bryan Ferry)” calls upon several distinct and obscure Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music references. Australia-born, Paris-raised artist and musician Benedict Sinister crafts the tune, guided by his earnest spoken-word delivery. LA’s Miss Beltran rounds out the track with a house-lounge beat—and together something beautiful has …