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Duets and covers define our week in music

Perfume Genius + Empress Of: When I’m With Him Reworking her original version of “When I’m With Him,” Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has teamed up with Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) for this dreamy and dramatic version, where Hadreas takes lead vocals. While it’s technically billed as a cover by Perfume Genius, it’s a duet—aided by production from Jim-E Stack, who also worked on the original. Moving away …

Perfume Genius + Empress Of: When I’m With Him

Reworking her original version of “When I’m With Him,” Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has teamed up with Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) and on this dreamy and dramatic version, he takes lead vocals. While it’s technically billed as a Perfume Genius cover, it’s a duet—aided by production from Jim-E Stack, who also worked on the original. Moving away from the midtempo, bilingual iteration, this new take is a soaring …

King Princess + Fiona Apple: I Know

King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) has teamed up with Fiona Apple for a sublime new version of “I Know,” which first appeared on Apple’s 1999 record When the Pawn. Remaining faithful to the slow-burning, but at times dramatic tune, both singers’ vocals exude the exquisite tenderness of the original. This version—made 20 years after its initial release—will certainly introduce Apple to younger listeners, and show how the …