Peggy Gou: Starry Night

Originally released as an Apple Music exclusive, Peggy Gou’s “Starry Night” plays by typical house music rules—hi-hats, machine claps, a thumping bass line, and prominent piano chords—and leans into the feel-good nature of the genre. Gou lays down a few Korean-language verses and splices them with spoken-word English. The accompanying video, which was directed by Jonas Lindstroem, proves cinematic with wide-angle shots of Gou dancing, …

Duckwrth: Crush

Duckwrth’s “Crush” acts as a confessional—”I’m a habitual crusher,” Duckwrth (aka Jared Lee) tells Billboard (who exclusively premiered the track’s video). The LA-based artist blends hip-hop and R&B to deliver a danceable track, and the accompanying video features enticing choreography. When Duckwrth picks up a new dance partner—which he does on three occasions; inside his apartment, on the sidewalk and at a local restaurant—it’s hard …

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From indie-pop to samba-influenced hip-hop, a few of our favorite tracks from the week

Bakar: Hell N Back Supported by horns, Bakar’s soulful and vintage-sounding “Hell N Back” details a love story rocked by ups and downs. “Could you tell where my head was at when you found me? / Me and you went to hell and back just to find peace / Man, I thought I had everything, I was lonely / Now you’re my everything, I was …