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Dream-pop hypnotism, a soulful holiday tune and more new music this week

Bill Baird: Mosquito With “Mosquito,” Bill Baird lays his latest rhythmic track atop mesmerizing, repetitious visuals in a music video of his own production and direction. The song is pulled from Owl, Baird’s most recent release with the Los Angeles art collective Arthur King Presents. The reflective nature of the song—underscored by the symbolism in the video—goes deeper than the insect and into more psychological territory. …

Masego: Favorite Tings

The multi-talented Masego has released a surprising single commissioned by Amazon. “Favorite Tings” is a sped-up, soulful rendition of The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things.” The holiday-adjacent tune gets a saxophone solo, a bit of a drumbeat and Masego’s masterful voice. For the 25-year-old, the vintage stylings feel natural—something he further invokes in the music video. Dressed in red velvet, and surrounded by green velvet curtains, he …

Five Thanksgiving Playlists From The Washington Post

As writer James David Jacobs reminds us, there’s no established holiday music for Thanksgiving as there is for Christmas and even Halloween. With that in mind, Jacobs assembled an epic classical playlist, broken down for before dinner, during and after. For those not taken by instrumental wonders, he also constructed an “anything goes” playlist, divided up in the same way, featuring an array of eclectic …