Real Estate (feat. Amelia Meath): Paper Cup

From Real Estate’s forthcoming album, The Main Thing (out 28 February), “Paper Cup” features the band’s frontman Martin Courtney singing with Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath. The song, which has tinges of airy island rock, details Courtney’s bouts with career-based anxiety. “Paper Cup is a song about getting older and realizing that this thing that I fell into doing over 10 years ago—being a musician, writing songs, …

Destroyer: It Just Doesn’t Happen

Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) sets a dark and solitary mood on his newest track, “It Just Doesn’t Happen,” which will appear on the forthcoming album Have We Met (out 31 January). Fit for a night drive, the tune is sparse, with the beat kicking in after a minute. “You cast a poisonous look to the sun / You know it just doesn’t happen to anyone …

Thom Yorke: Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)

Composed of more than 3000 hand-illustrated frames, the otherworldly black-and-white video for Thom Yorke’s “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” employs various animation techniques (including 16mm and 3D) to set a song of isolation to life. Director Saad Moosajee and Brooklyn-based experimental studio Art Camp looked to Yorke’s lyrics and the visuals of frequent Radiohead artistic collaborator Stanley Donwood for inspiration. As Art Camp …