isomonstrosity feat. Empress Of: take me back

isomonstrosity—a group comprising producer Johan Lenox, composer Ellen Reid and conductor Yuga Cohler—is poised to release their self-titled album on 18 November, and from it comes “take me back” featuring Empress Of. The haunting, minimal track features a piano composition by Bryce Dessner of The National. Reid says, “This track had a long journey. At first we had Empress Of’s vocal line over a pop …

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, …

The National: Carin at the Liquor Store

With melancholy balladry adrift on guitars and synths, The National’s “Carin at the Liquor Store” delivers a thoughtful reflective tale. Casey Reas directed the negative film filtered video, which captures a solemn, emotive performance that tightly weaves warmth with something beyond stark. The track is the third release from Sleep Well Beast (their first album release since 2013), out 8 September.