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An ambient remix, a funk-influenced tune, an impassioned hip-hop collaboration and more new music from this week

Tegan and Sara: I Don’t Owe You Anything (Tim Mislock Remix) LA-based ambient artist Tim Mislock’s diaphanous take on Tegan and Sara’s “I Don’t Owe You Anything,” from the recently released Hey, We’re Just Like You (The Remixes) EP, lifts listeners from earth into a breeze of sonic beauty. The official music video, created by Stevan Cablayan, is equally elemental as a sun-soaked figure moves about …

Omar Apollo: Stayback

A funk-influenced tune by Indiana singer-songwriter Omar Apollo (aka Omar Apolonio Velasco), “Stayback” is, the young artist says, “the song that I’ve been wanting to make my entire career.” About longstanding unrequited love, “Stayback” features rubbery bass, warped effects and a minute-long guitar solo by Dreamboy Oscar. The Aiden Cullen-directed video furthers the storyline, casting Apollo as a lovestruck partygoer forced to part ways with …

Omar Apollo: Erase

20-year-old Omar Apollo, fresh off a US tour, offers “Erase”—a supernatural, wavy tune inflected with soul and R&B. As the song bounces along, Apollo can be seen, in the accompanying music video, scooping up empty liquor bottles and recalling scenes from the night before. “I still think about the time I spent just trying to grow with you,” he sings. Maturity meets youthful habits in …