Brockhampton: Boy Bye

Set to appear on the group’s forthcoming LP Ginger, due out 23 August, Brockhampton’s “Boy Bye” is their most worldly release yet—from the underlying Samba tone to the upbeat rhythm. Although each member—there are more than 10—contributes something unique here, the track feels cohesive and as concentrated as ever. Accompanied by a Spencer Ford-directed video, the track may not tell a discernible story but it’s …

Big Thief: Not

Lead by vocalist Adrianne Lenker’s desperate calls, Big Thief’s “Not” fuses folk-influence and scorching guitar solos to form a track that’s both cohesive and beautifully chaotic. At the halfway mark, Lenker’s grasping for air and a massive instrumental track haunts the background—then a three-minute-long guitar solo bursts in. It continues until the track’s end, when it all but whimpers away. The band’s second album of …

Theophilus London feat. Ian Isiah: Pretty

Funky and fun-loving, Theophilus London and Ian Isiah’s “Pretty” is a love song to women everywhere that’s influenced by R&B, funk and soul. Though London’s love interests are unabashedly plural throughout, the track dissolves into a make-up plea by its end. Assisted by Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) and Isiah, this release is London at his best: lively, eclectic and exciting. It’ll appear on his …