Prince: Manic Monday

While it’s fairly common pop knowledge that Prince wrote “Manic Monday”—which ended up being a breakout tune for The Bangles—almost nobody (except the band) had heard his 1984 demo, until now. Along with archival footage of Prince rehearsing for his Purple Rain tour (which occurred the same year he wrote “Manic Monday,” and countless other songs), the original version has been released—some 35 years later. …

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Captivating electronic work from Flume, a track with 100+ featured vocals, a poignant debut and more new music

Bat For Lashes: Kids In The Dark From her new album Lost Girls—the follow-up to 2016’s The Bride—comes  “Kids in the Dark” by Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan). Immediately recognizable as Khan’s mesmerizing, haunting style of dream-pop, “Kids in the Dark” is luminous, and ’80s-inflected. The record (out 6 September on AWAL Recordings) is said to be inspired by and an homage to Los …

Jacob Collier: Moon River

Made using hundreds upon hundreds of recordings of his own voice and over 100 more features, Jacob Collier’s “Moon River” is an a cappella rendition of the Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer classic. Inflecting his voice to cover the track’s high, low and more symphonic moments, Collier’s version grows and bellows out into a massive, orchestra-like performance. Herbie Hancock, Daniel Caesar, Ty Dolla $ign, Lianne …