Runnner: runnning in place at the edge of the map

Ahead of his debut album, Like Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out (out 17 Feburary), Runnner (aka Noah Weinman) shares “runnning in place at the edge of the map.” The indie-rock track is tender and touching with atmospheric guitar, unhurried percussion and Weinman’s exacting lyrics. “I wrote this song about feeling frustrated in my communication and video games,” says the artist. “I’d work myself into a kind …

boygenius: True Blue

boygenius—the indie-rock project from Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus—provides a taste of their upcoming debut full-length album, the record (out 31 March), with a trio of new singles: “$20,” “Emily I’m Sorry” and “True Blue.” The last track features Dacus on vocals that glide forward atop the group’s gentle harmonies, atmospheric percussion and tender, pinpoint lyrics.

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Simmering art-pop, moody multilingual R&B, danceable dream-pop and more

mui zyu: Ghost With a Peach Skin London-based Hong Kong British artist mui zyu (aka Eva Liu) released the delightful “Ghost With a Peach Skin” from her upcoming debut album, Rotten Bun For An Eggless Century. The dream-pop-leaning track, led by a blown-out drum machine and gloopy synths, is at once laidback and danceable. Explaining the track, which is about shedding an old life in …