Naomi Banks’ Farewell to 2018 Playlist For COOL HUNTING

The London-based singer selects songs by SAFIA, Kehlani, Blossom and more

Fusing genres, London-based Naomi Banks released her debut EP Deja Vu last month and it’s a lush, immersive soundscape blending jazz, electronic, neo-soul and more. Emotive and tender, powerful and soaring, Banks’ songs strike a heartstring. “I think people listen to music and lyrics so differently, which makes it difficult to create something that will be received in the same way,” she tells us. “I have tried …

Kehlani: CRZY

Kehlani’s You Should Be Here was a gift that kept giving last year, and now she helps us cling to summer with her new video for “CRZY.” The sun-drenched clip features Kehlani and a diverse bunch of dancers showing off moves choreographed by Antoine Troupe, a birthday party and a cast made up of the Oakland-based singer’s real friends. It’s a party tune that’s full …

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New music from Hudson Mohawke, a song for the haters by Kehlani and Shamir Bailey in puppet form in this week's musical round-up

Son Lux: Change is Everything With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track “Change Is Everything” from NYC’s Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in June 2015. The genre-defying song employees lush orchestration and soaring choir harmonies that bolster Ryan Lott’s emphatic vocal delivery. It’s a song about one …