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Love Ssega's debut, a protest anthem by Janelle Monae, Alabama Shakes' most soulful jam yet and more in this week's musical round-up

Hot Chip: Started Right “Started Right“—the endearing single from Hot Chip’s recently released sixth full-length album, Why Make Sense?—has been given video treatment in the form of a beautiful woman singing solo karaoke in a dimly lit bar. It’s much more low key than Hot Chip’s alternate universe post-breakup music video for “Need You Now,” but its subtle enough to let the reliable British electronic …

Janelle Monáe: Hell You Talmbout

Janelle Monáe—a day after leading a Black Lives Matter march in Philadelphia—has released a new version of “Hell You Talmbout“—a bonus track from her most recent album The Electric Lady. A heartbreaking and powerful protest song, it is six minutes of military-style tattoo percussion with chants of “Say his/her name!” as the performers list victims of police brutality. Monáe—along with Deep Cotton, George 2.0, St …