King Princess + Fiona Apple: I Know

King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) has teamed up with Fiona Apple for a sublime new version of “I Know,” which first appeared on Apple’s 1999 record When the Pawn. Remaining faithful to the slow-burning, but at times dramatic tune, both singers’ vocals exude the exquisite tenderness of the original. This version—made 20 years after its initial release—will certainly introduce Apple to younger listeners, and show how the …

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Neo-soul, blues, hip-hop, pop and more in this week's bops

King Princess: Pussy is God With equal parts sweetness and swagger, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) has crafted an incredibly satisfying and infectious bop with “Pussy is God.” The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s new track is glittery and polished, with plenty of synths and boom-bap percussion, but shies away from becoming overly saccharine or twee. It’s a delightfully catchy, perky pop song celebrating queer love. Earl Sweatshirt: Nowehere2go After plenty of teasing …

Perfume Genius: Run Me Through (King Princess Remix)

From Reshaped, “Run Me Through (King Princess Remix)” is one of six reworked Perfume Genius tracks drawn from last year’s highly acclaimed No Shape. Here, King Princess warps the exceptional Mike Hadreas’ vibey tune—lending it a dark, substantial underbelly.