Widowspeak: Money

Following the release of “Breadwinner,” Widowspeak’s first new song in three years, the Brooklyn-based dream-pop act returns with another stunning single, “Money,” from their forthcoming album, Plum. As the title suggests, it’s a rumination on effort, survival and our collective impact on the world today. The band directed the accompanying music video, which pairs found footage from the agricultural industry (as well as mining and …

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From psychedelia-tinged, anti-folk to a meditation on racism and a banger about freedom

Shamir: On My Own Following March’s nine-track Cataclysm, Shamir (aka Shamir Bailey) returns with “On My Own,” a song that’s set to appear on an upcoming full-length album. The guitar-heavy banger about freedom after a break-up marks the artist’s return to more accessible pop—he has traversed all kinds of genres since his 2015 breakout, Rachet. Still, Shamir clearly pulls influence from all kinds of genres (from …

JONES: Giving It Up

East London-based JONES (aka Cherie Jones-Mattis) created a buoyant alt-pop song in “Giving it Up”—a tune that she says was a “chocolate addiction confessional turned audio diary entry about a story where I found love in a very unexpected person.” Her soft, soulful vocals carry the song, while production from Fyfe and Mike Spencer lends a bright and airy tone. The Nina Ljeti-directed video contrasts …