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Lyrics about staring at the sea, glittery love songs, a claymation music video and more new music

Sofia Kourtesis: La Perla Following her 2020 EP, Sarita Colonia, Berlin-based musician Sofia Kourtesis returns with the soaring “La Perla.” The song will appear on Fresia Magdalena (set for release in March) which will feature several field recordings Kourtesis made in her hometown of Lima, Peru. “La Perla,” she says, “is about staring at the sea. It’s the first thing I’ll do when I return to …

Gilligan Moss: Slow Down

From indie-electronic duo Gilligan Moss (aka childhood friends Ben Cronin and Evan Dorfman) comes “Slow Down,” off their forthcoming self-titled debut album (out 9 April). The relaxed, feel-good track receives a claymation visual counterpart, directed by Italian animator Francesca Morea. In the video, Dorfman and Cronin transform into various representations of themselves—from aquatic to extra-terrestrial and more.

Exit Kid: It’s Cool

It’s hard to escape the charm cast by claymation, the stop-motion animation process that artist Joe Baughman uses to great effect in the music video for “It’s Cool.” Baughmam constructs an otherworldly, whimsical dimension for the grungy but buoyant song by Exit Kid, a band fronted by Emre Türkmen of Years & Years and drummer Dylan Bell. The song will appear on Exit Kid’s debut …