FKJ: Ylang Ylang

From FKJ’s EP of the same name, “Ylang Ylang” grows into a sprawling arrangement of strings, grand piano, and ambient vocals, courtesy of elusive singer ((( O ))) (aka June Marieezy). The producer, French multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton, can be seen in the accompanying video playing the piano in extravagant locales, from the center of a lush forest to the edge of the ocean at rising …

M83: Temple Of Sorrow

To accompany the new song “Temple of Sorrow,” by M83 (aka French musician Anthony Gonzalez), a nine-minute film—part one of three, written and directed by Bertrand Mandico—takes viewers along the Nirvana Queen’s wild and mystical quest for autonomy. Mandico’s three-part story Extazus is inspired by music from Gonzalez’s upcoming instrumental album DSVII (set for release 20 September) and certainly reflects some of his inspirations: ’80s-era soundtracks from …

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From indie-pop to samba-influenced hip-hop, a few of our favorite tracks from the week

Bakar: Hell N Back Supported by horns, Bakar’s soulful and vintage-sounding “Hell N Back” details a love story rocked by ups and downs. “Could you tell where my head was at when you found me? / Me and you went to hell and back just to find peace / Man, I thought I had everything, I was lonely / Now you’re my everything, I was …