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Prince's rainy day 2007 performance of 'Purple Rain,' new songs from female powerhouses Laura Mvula, Roisin Murphy and more in this week's music

Prince: Purple Rain (Live) It’s tough to lose Prince, who passed away this week at the age of 57. The seemingly invincible artist’s personal back catalog is an infinite jukebox of hits and buried treasures—which helped launch others’ careers and inspired countless musicians from D’Angelo to Chaka Khan, Sinead O’Connor, Janelle Monae, Miguel and The-Dream. Through his singular talent for songwriting and performance, the freaky-and-proud-of-it …

Laura Mvula: Phenomenal Woman

Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula has had a lot of emotional hills to climb these past few years. The success of her strange, inventive debut LP Sing to the Moon—which lost the 2013 Mercury Prize to James Blake’s Overgrown—manifested with panic attacks, a formal diagnosis of clinical depression and a divorce with her husband, whom she met as a student at Birmingham Conservatoire. Her second album Dreaming …

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FKA Twigs under the bedsheets, Snarky Puppy serves up a banquet of guest collabs, and Blackalicious is back in this week's music

FKA Twigs: Good to Love Resembling something a closer to a ballad than we’re used to from her, FKA Twigs’ brand new song “Good to Love” is her most intimate yet. With a close-up, personal (yet exquisitely stylized, like every Twigs production) black-and-white video (which she co-directed with Imma) to match, the track builds with background vocals and dramatic cadence that never overtakes the simple, …