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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 …

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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 …

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 …