BANKS: Sawzall

From BANKS’ latest album, iii (out now on Harvest Records), “Sawzall” is a delicate dreampop tune that floats along delicately until it bellows into industrial drum-heavy and autotune-drenched electronics—with ’80s-era harps sprinkled on top. Despite all these elements at play, careful attention should be paid to BANKS’ elastic vocals, as the lyrics tell an emotional tale of love, loss and guilt.

BEA1991: modern comforts

From her upcoming record Brand New Adult, BEA1991’s “modern comforts” starts off dark and monotone, before taking a thrilling turn—with echoes, dramatic beats and a gooey bass line. It’s a soundscape that shape-shifts several times over its four-minute lifespan; taking tips from countless genres. While the Dutch artist has been releasing music for years, Brand New Adult will be her debut solo LP.

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An unearthed Prince original, Friendly Fires goes tropical, a soulful duet, surf rock and more music

serpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign: Receipts serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) and Ty Dolla $ign (Tyrone William Griffin Jr) team up for “Receipts,” a sparse and stirring song—which consists of plucked strings, piano, deep bass and delicate vocals. The result is a glorious fusion of serpentwithfeet’s mystical gospel-inflected style and Ty Dolla $ign’s caramel, contemporary R&B. Minimal, but richly layered with emotion, it’s a song that …