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Dream-pop hypnotism, a soulful holiday tune and more new music this week

Bill Baird: Mosquito With “Mosquito,” Bill Baird lays his latest rhythmic track atop mesmerizing, repetitious visuals in a music video of his own production and direction. The song is pulled from Owl, Baird’s most recent release with the Los Angeles art collective Arthur King Presents. The reflective nature of the song—underscored by the symbolism in the video—goes deeper than the insect and into more psychological territory. …

Charlotte Gainsbourg: Bombs Away

From Take 2, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s sundry five-track EP, “Bombs Away” rides on dance floor-ready synth waves. Gainsbourg’s vocals—and the narrative lyrics—set a tone of curious immediacy. The track, which was produced by SebastiAn, joins a cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway,” a live version of Gainsbourg’s hit “Deadly Valentine,” and two other new songs on the EP—one that demonstrate the depth of the singer’s vision and (bilingual) capabilities.

Charlotte Gainsbourg: Ring-A-Ring O’ Roses

Breathy, beautiful and cinematic, “Ring-A-Ring O’ Roses,” which just released, will be the opening track on French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg’s latest album, Rest. Gainsbourg co-wrote the song, which is partially sung in French, with Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and production was helmed by French dance producer SebastiAn. An accompanying video, starring Gainsbourg’s son, was released on Apple Music exclusively. The album, her first in …