Patrick Paige II: Voodoo

Patrick Paige II (also bassist/producer for The Internet) is set to release his debut album (which he has been working on for three years) Letters of Irrelevance later this month, and from it comes “Voodoo,” a lush, sexy tune that’s influenced by ’90s neo-soul without sounding like a throwback. This rich, hazy and slinky tune hints at a tremendous record, for which Paige will offer …

Natalie Prass: Sisters

From her upcoming second album The Future and The Past (set for release 1 June), Natalie Prass’ new track is a funky neo-soul tune that’s all about fostering the sisterhood. Her jazz-inflected vocals on “Sisters” are half-spoken yet melodic. Name-checking “nasty women,” school girls and importantly those who are marginalized, Prass does her best to be intersectional while maintaining straightforward sing-along lyrics.

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An ode to self-care by Raveena, new tunes from Feist, Ela Minus, Exhibition and more

Feist: The Stranger (Gord Downie Tribute) Hauntingly beautiful, Feist’s cover of “The Stranger” was her tribute to fellow Canadian and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who died this week from brain cancer. The track was drawn from Downie’s 2016 solo album Secret Path. Feist explains, “I send out this song with love, respect and gratitude in honor of Gord’s generosity of spirit. I admired so …