Moodoïd + Stephanie Lange (of Saâda Bonaire): Puissance Femme

French indie-pop act Moodoïd (aka Pablo Padovani) taps Stephanie Lange of iconic ’80s German duo/concept band Saâda Bonaire for “Puissance Femme.” Both the track (which celebrates the power of women) and its music video (directed by Padovani and shot at night in the fog of Bremen, Germany), embrace a dreamlike, 1980s film noir aesthetic. Padovani reached out to Saâda Bonaire via email for the collaboration. …

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An artful Tierra Whack video by Alex Da Corte, house music from Tkay Maidza, Earl Sweat's collaboration with Mavi and more this week

Tierra Whack: Dora It comes as no surprise to Tierra Whack fans that her latest release, “Dora,” provides an off-kilter, playful and captivating listen. Her first solo single since 2019’s “Unemployed,” the song comes accompanied by visuals from conceptual artist Alex Da Corte. Pulling plenty of inspiration (and some characters) from Sesame Street—which Whack has cited as an influence before—the video enthralls viewers with bold …

Balthazar: Losers

“We are losers on the verge of something great,” Balthazar (aka Belgian bandmates Maarten Devoldere, Jinte Deprez, Simon Casier, Michiel Balcaen and Tijs Delbeke) proclaim on their new single, “Losers,” which will appear on their forthcoming album, Sand. Disco-tinged, filled with falsetto and twangy guitar, the indie-pop tune remains sonically similar to past releases but also demonstrates the band’s evolving confidence.