The Soft Pink Truth feat. Jamie Stewart: La Joie Devant La Mort

From Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This?, the forthcoming album from The Soft Pink Truth (aka recording artist and producer Drew Daniel), the scintillating gothic-disco single “La Joie Devant La Mort” borrows words from French erotica author Georges Bataille as it delves into the thrill of queer cruising. Rapturous vocals were contributed by Jamie Stewart (best known as the founder of Xiu …

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The sounds of the week include the cosmic magic of free jazz to a cavernous fungal fantasy with a bass clarinet sextet

Ari Lennox and Summer Walker: Queen Space Ari Lennox released a surprise EP called Away Message last week (ahead of her highly anticipated second album, Age/Sex/Location, which is due this week), and from it comes the sublime “Queen Space” with Summer Walker. The track is a buttery smooth ode to not wasting time or energy on unworthy people. Beckah Amani: Waiting On You Beckah Amani’s …

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From desert blues to atmospheric compositions, songs that span captivating genres

Hope Tala: Leave It On The Dancefloor West London-based artist Hope Tala’s “Leave It On The Dancefloor” is a shimmery, synth-driven track. The buoyant tune—co-written with Mozella (aka Maureen Anne McDonald) and produced by Greg Kurstin—is an optimistic ode to the power of dancing your woes away. “I wrote this song imagining what I would want someone to tell me while I was going through a …