Florence + the Machine: Jenny of Oldstones

In a moment of quiet amidst the ever-changing character landscape of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, squire Podrick Payne begins to sing. Florence + The Machine recorded a version of this track, “Jenny Of Oldstones,” with lyrics by George RR Martin, Ramin Djawadi and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) produced the haunting track. It’s the second …

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Kaytranada feat. VanJess: Dysfunctional From CH-favorite Kaytranada, a new track featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess. “Dysfunctional” features house influences, a precise combination of live and digital percussion, excellent vocal accompaniment and Kaytranada’s trademark bouncy, danceable energy. It’s the producer’s first release of 2019 and could be a teaser for an upcoming album—which would be his first since his 2016 debut. Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li: Late …

Tairey feat. Badboxes: Lowlands

Pittsburgh artists Tairey and Badboxes collaborate on a genre-blending burner titled “Lowlands.” Badboxes, aka Harrison Wargo, provides the initial vocals—he sings of full moons, slow dances and the lowlands overtop drums and guitars. Tairey raps a well-written minute-long verse with impressive cadence—initially self-reflective, it slowly turns wiser.