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An introspective ode, alt-pop, indie, synth-saturated instrumentals and more new music

Vagabon: Carpenter Cameroonian American recording artist Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) returns with her first new solo music since 2019, the glorious “Carpenter.” Tamko co-produced the introspective track with Rostam, and says, it’s “about that humbling feeling when you desperately want to be knowledgeable, you want to be advanced, you want to be mature, forward thinking, and evolved. It’s about being confronted with your limitations. It’s …

The New Pornographers: Really Really Light

A welcome return from indie-pop legends The New Pornographers, “Really Really Light” is not only the first single from their forthcoming ninth studio album, Continue as a Guest, but also a refashioned track cut from their critically acclaimed 2014 album, Brill Bruisers. “Part of my process throughout the years has been messing with things I never finished,” founding member AC Newman says of the development of the …

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A moving song in support of oppressed women, a sapphic folk single, a three-part reggae piece and more new music

SEVDALIZA: WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM زن زندگی آزادی Named for a commonly used slogan in the Kurdish independence movement, “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM” by Iranian-Dutch artist SEVDALIZA is a sparse, moving piece that expresses her support for oppressed women all over the world—specifically in Iran. The Tehran-born, Rotterdam-based singer-songwriter says in a statement, “I stand proud as an Iranian woman and I am supporting the fight of …