Tycho + Ben Gibbard: Only Love

Multi-talented composer, musician, producer and visual artist Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) teamed up with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard for “Only Love,” a track that’s a seamless blend of the two artists’ sounds. The lyrics (“Only love will save this place”) are sweet, and Tycho’s glitchy effects and brilliant production round out the song into a hopeful anthem.

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A soulful meditation, a mysterious release, an anthemic debut and more new music

Yola: Stand For Myself “Stand For Myself,” a soulful country-influenced track off of British singer Yola’s forthcoming album of the same name, arrives with a neon-accented official music video, partly inspired by Missy Elliott visuals. Yola’s powerful vocals bolster the track’s message. “This song is about a celebration of being awake from the nightmare supremacist paradigm,” she says in a statement, “truly alive, awake and …

SOFI TUKKER + Amadou & Mariam on Their Collaborative Song For “Red Hot + Free”

Teaming up for the HIV/AIDs-fighting organization, the two groups created a song full of energy and optimism

When HIV/AIDs non-profit Red Hot approached duo SOFI TUKKER about contributing a song for the Red Hot + Free album (to be released 2 July), the two musicians—Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern—decided their dream collaboration would be with the legendary Amadou & Mariam. Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia met at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind and have been making music together since the ’80s. Their genre-bending …