Charlotte Day Wilson: Wish It Was Easy

From Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Charlotte Day Wilson’s Alpha comes the captivating but heartbreaking “Wish It Was Easy.” The sparse, raw percussion leaves space for listeners to reflect on the lyrics, which Day Wilson delivers in sublime, velvety tones. Across the album, listeners will hear shades of Day Wilson’s many influences—from soul to folk, gospel and beyond.

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Genre-spanning sonic releases from this week

Andra Day: Phone Dies Andra Day (aka Cassandra Monique Batie) teamed up with Anderson .Paak for “Phone Dies,” a soulful, samba-tinged, genre-blending tune that builds effortlessly over four minutes. Her rich vocals and .Paak’s polished production work together to create big summertime energy. BIIANCO: that’s what friends are for Released as a Black Mirror: Bandersnatch-like interactive video (and as a more straight-forward narrative film embedded …

Aron feat. Doobie Powell: Never Give Up

10-year-old producer and bassist Aron Hodek taps gospel vocalist Doobie Powell for his debut single, “Never Give Up.” Hodek began covering his favorite tracks for his Instagram followers, while recording longer, more production-focused tutorials on YouTube. “Never Give Up” represents the rising star’s first original record, which was produced and published independently.