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Mitski covers Bleachers, Lizzo and Missy collaborate on a banger, Tame Impala returns and more

Lizzo + Missy Elliott: Tempo Lizzo and Missy Elliott have teamed up for an absolute banger with “Tempo.” With a beat that’s reminiscent of an early 2000s hip-hop club anthem, it’s a celebration of thick women: “Slow songs, they for skinny hoes / Can’t move all of this here to one of those / I’m a thick bitch, I need tempo.” The third track from …

Mitski: Let’s Get Married (Bleachers Cover)

As part of Terrible Thrills, Vol. 3—a vinyl-only collection of covers from Bleachers’ 2017 album Gone Now—Mitski recorded a version of “Let’s Get Married.” The song is minimal but layered. It’s stripped away all the big and joyful production from the Bleachers version—which is actually how it sounded originally, according to Jack Antonoff. Since the recording will never be available digitally, it’s appeared online as an mp3, …

Mitski: Your Best American Girl

New woman crush alert: New York-based Mitski Miyawaki, who goes by her first name when singing songs about her flaws and feelings (keeping the rhythm with her bass). Her latest, “Your Best American Girl,” has a bit of a false first impression: seemingly delicate on its front, it builds into an apex of screaming guitars and Mitski brooding on her identity as “half-Japanese, half-American but …