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Chrissi: Lipo English singer-songwriter Chrissi released her debut EP, Back in The Day, last year and now shares “Lipo,” an ode to self-assurance, body positivity and ditching toxic men. On the laidback R&B track, she sardonically ponders changing one’s appearance to fit in with myopic, narrow beauty standards. The artist says in a statement, “I wrote ‘Lipo’ because I was upset with a guy who’s sexualized …

serpentwithfeet: I’m Pressed

Just a few days ago, serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) released a song made with Moby; today, he shares “I’m Pressed,” a house-inflected track carried by the experimental artist’s undulating vocals. The energetic beat is balanced by Wise’s smooth, haunting voice—altogether creating a mellifluous piece.

SAULT: Time is Precious

Expectedly unexpected, SAULT’s latest album AIR appeared seemingly out of nowhere a few days ago. The enigmatic UK-based collective—led by Inflo (aka Dean Josiah Cover)—has made a habit of sharing gorgeous new music without any pre-release marketing or teasers. The neo-soul-leaning outfit has ventured into different territory with their sixth album, which features soaring orchestral music, non-lyrical choral vocals and some a capella gospel. The …