Masego: Favorite Tings

The multi-talented Masego has released a surprising single commissioned by Amazon. “Favorite Tings” is a sped-up, soulful rendition of The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things.” The holiday-adjacent tune gets a saxophone solo, a bit of a drumbeat and Masego’s masterful voice. For the 25-year-old, the vintage stylings feel natural—something he further invokes in the music video. Dressed in red velvet, and surrounded by green velvet curtains, he …

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From Sky Ferreira to Jungle and Neneh Cherry, a diverse array of new music this week

Jungle: Cherry London-based duo Jungle (Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson) says their second studio record For Ever is intended to sound like a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing break-up songs.” From the album comes “Cherry,” which is combines neo-soul, a funky bass line, falsetto vocals and the glorious mantra “You’re never gonna change me / I was already changing.” The result is infectious, and the music …

Sky Ferreira: Voices Carry

After several live performances of the track earlier this year, Sky Ferreira has now released a recording of “Voices Carry,” the 1985 single by ‘Til Tuesday. The demo version, posted to Soundcloud, comes with a message from the artist—that there’s more to come, including her next album. It’s a beautiful rendition—and one she spearheaded herself.