New music by Laura Marling, Rapsody, Whethan and more in this week's musical round-up

Laura Marling: A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan Cover) Laura Marling’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall” has a way of cradling listeners with airy, powerful optimism in the face of adversity. While the lyrics address tragedy, troubling experiences and even triumph, Marling’s take feels much like words of encouragement. Crystalline pools of depth support the surface beauty, for …

Rapsody: Sassy

From Rapsody (aka North Carolina MC Marlanna Evans) comes a fresh, powerful video for “Sassy,” her Grammy-nominated turn—for best rap song. It’s a joyous party track, from this year’s Laila’s Wisdom album, and the video not only matches expectations but over-delivers with nothing short of sassiness.