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From art-pop to atmospheric R&B, our favorite music from the week

Empress Of: Save Me Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has just released her first new solo work since the 2020 album I’m Your Empress Of. “Save Me” by the multi-talented synth-pop artist (and CH favorite) is dramatic with a frenetic energy thanks to soaring strings that punctuate the layered track. “This is probably one of my favorite songs I have ever made. I’ve never put …

Wet Leg: Ur Mum

The fifth and final single to be released in advance of Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg’s eponymous debut album (out 8 April), “Ur Mum” is just as playful and catchy as the previous teases. Anticipation for a Wet Leg LP began last June with the irreverent “Chaise Longue” and extends through the narrative music video release accompanying “Ur Mum,” directed by Lava La Rue. …

Raavi: Lazy Susan

Raavi—a Brooklyn-based act helmed by queer, Desi singer-songwriter Raavi Sita—recently announced their upcoming EP It Grows On Trees (out 13 May). From it comes the single “Lazy Susan,” a vulnerable piece about being exploited in the workplace. Gliding forward on Raavi’s typical blend of melodic and classic rock guitar tracks, the latest song crafts a palpable, moving soundscape.