Francis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver and Kanye West: Take Me To The Light

In advance of their album out later this year, Francis and the Lights have released “Take Me To The Light.” Lead singer Francis Startlite’s croon lifts up the synth-pop tune, but guest vocals from frequent collaborators Bon Iver and Kanye West punctuate its power. Starlite’s become known for his producing efforts with the likes of West, Chance the Rapper and more. Here, production gets support …

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A pair of long-awaited releases, a Squeeze cover, a house banger and more new music this week

Jai Paul: Do You Love Her Now Billed as a double B-side, “Do You Love Her Now” and “He,” is Jai Paul‘s first release in some six years. The two songs are quite different, but both are lustrous and undeniably the work of the beloved UK producer. While “He” is more experimental, “Do You Love Her” is a glorious, sultry tune that blends R&B, soft-rock …

Bon Iver: U (Man Like)

With vocal contributions from Moses Sumney, Elsa Jensen, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (performing an arrangement by Bryce Dessner), Bon Iver’s “U (Man Like)” rises to the call of its gospel music inspirations. Underneath the at times soaring voices, Bruce Hornsby’s powerful piano current keeps it flowing. A beautiful collaboration, the track marks one of two new releases from Bon Iver, …