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Soulful singles, summery songs and creative sonic collaborations

Fana Hues: Drive The lead single from the upcoming compilation album See You Next Year from Pigeons & Planes and Big.Ass.Kids, “Drive” from Fana Hues is a gloriously breezy track. Produced by multi-award-winning Mike Dean (who helmed production on the entire record), the song has a decidedly carefree, summery energy. As Hues explains, “I had a glimpse of that freedom that I hope I get in this …

Flying Lotus feat. Devin Tracy: No Room

Prolific recording artist and producer Flying Lotus returns with two velvety heartbreakers—”No Room” and “You Don’t Know”—with soul singer Devin Tracy. Atop undulating bass and guitar, and haunting backing vocals, Tracy’s voice is exquisitely forlorn.

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A disco-pop bop, retro soul sounds, Afrobeat and more of our favorite music from the week

SZA: 2AM Celebrating the fifth anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Ctrl, SZA released a deluxe edition of the LP which features seven unreleased songs, including the long-awaited “2AM.” The soulful track, which gained popularity on the internet since 2016, flips PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake’s “Come and See Me” to a woman’s perspective. Infusing her own raw, poetic vocals and distinct style, SZA makes the slow-burning …