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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 …

Premiere: “LA” by Leah Kate

A pop-powered invitation to the Southern California city in the singer's debut music video

A debut song—and music video—can act as a mission statement for a young artist. The work sings out:, “This is what you can expect from me and I am proud of it.” For Leah Kate (aka Leah Kalmenson), her first-ever music video “LA” follows in the tradition of artists attracted to alluring cities—and yet Kalmenson diverges in that her pop prowess and active invitation are …

Alessia: Here

“Here” is an excellent debut single from newcomer Alessia (aka Ontario-based Alessia Caracciolo) who is currently signed to Def Jam. The song is one that will truly speak to anybody who has felt alone in the middle of a crowd. The 18-year-old artist sings, “Truly I ain’t got no business here / but since my friends are here, I just came to kick it / …