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From the enjoyably odd to playfully political, our favorite new songs

Moses Sumney: Virile From his upcoming album græ (which will be released in two parts), Moses Sumney’s “Virile” is a huge, stirring song that explores the concept of masculinity. Beginning with delicate strings, the piece builds with guttural guitar, raucous percussion and Sumney’s stunning falsetto. The accompanying video is the artist’s directorial debut and proves equally colossal. As Sumney puts it, “In a post-human world, the …

FKJ: Ylang Ylang

From FKJ’s EP of the same name, “Ylang Ylang” grows into a sprawling arrangement of strings, grand piano, and ambient vocals, courtesy of elusive singer ((( O ))) (aka June Marieezy). The producer, French multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton, can be seen in the accompanying video playing the piano in extravagant locales, from the center of a lush forest to the edge of the ocean at rising …

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From a meditative tune to an effervescent disco banger, our favorite tracks from this week

Fiona Apple: The Whole of the Moon Five years after Fiona Apple wrote and recorded “Container” for the opening credits of Showtime’s The Affair, she’s contributed another track for the acclaimed show’s series finale. It’s a cover of The Waterboys’ 1985 hit “The Whole of the Moon,” wherein Apple replaces synths with warm piano work. Ultimately, it’s Apple’s voice that gives the track such dimension—and …