jite: isolation

Over a chill house beat and sparse guitar track, recording artist jite gets vulnerable with dreamy, gentle vocals in her debut single, “isolation.” With pretty melodies and layered harmonies, the singer reveals her inner psyche with an intimacy on par with bedroom pop. The result is buoyant yet melancholy, personal yet completely affecting.

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Two youthful debuts, off-kilter rap, a dreamy collaboration and more new music from the week

Khruangbin + Leon Bridges: B-Side Another dreamy collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges was announced today. Following 2020’s Texas Sun EP, the trio (Laura Lee, Mark Speer and Donald Ray “DJ” Johnson Jr) and soul singer will release Texas Moon on 18 February, and from it share “B-Side.” While inspired by their shared home state, the song melds genres from far and wide—incorporating elements of soul, …

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Radiant synth-pop, scuzzy lo-fi and soaring soul, all from women artists

Lido Pimienta: Eso Que Tu Haces Lido Pimienta (who won the 2017 Polaris Prize for her debut album, La Papessa) has returned with a radiant song from her second album, Miss Colombia. Colombia-born and Toronto-based Pimienta combines soulful synth-pop, international rhythms and pretty vocals within her music. “Eso Que Tu Haces” (translated: “That thing you do / Is not love”) is no exception. Clapping percussion …