Premiere: My Baby’s Gone by Boulevards

The newest single from his forthcoming record 'YADIG!'

New from modern funk singer/songwriter Boulevards, the high-energy “My Baby’s Gone” sounds like a throwback and contemporary jam at the same time. Composed by Rush Midnight (aka Russ Manning) and written by Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad), the song (from the upcoming YADIG!) melds together funk, rock, blues and more, for a dynamic and satisfying tune. “Rhythm & Blues is the foundation of funk. Ed Cochran, …

Men I Trust: Norton Commander (All We Need)

With a muffled bass line and airy vocals, Men I Trust’s “Norton Commander (All We Need)” is an enveloping, downtempo love song. The Montreal-based trio’s lead Emma Proulx whisper-sings over the slow-burning song—setting an intimate scene. Adding to the laid-back and breezy vibe, the video places Proulx and friend (actor Lawrence Dickerson) driving and dancing through southern California at dusk.

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From electropop to zouk, some of our favorite songs from the week

Jonah Yano + BADBADNOTGOOD: Nervous Japan-born, Toronto-based Jonah Yano connects with BADBADNOTGOOD on a track that’s a delightful and seamless combination of their styles. Yano’s raw and relatable lyrics float comfortably atop BBNG’s rainy instrumental—one that employs acid jazz and blues. “Cigarettes make me nervous,” Yano proclaims. And it all burns smoothly until the track slips into a psychedelic spiral around the two-minute mark. Afterward, …