Shy Girls: Still Not Falling

The music we tweeted this week had an unintentional theme: male vocalists with superb falsettos

Don’t let the name fool you—Shy Girls is actually an R&B project led by Portland-based producer Dan Vidmar, whose sultry vocals in his new slow-jam “Still Not Falling” make it impossible not to make a Frank Ocean or The Weeknd comparison. “I’m not an athlete, I sit at home and make beats,” Vidmar croons over bare percussion, showing off his high range prowess during choruses. …

Cool Hunting’s Harvest Playlist

From Ennio Morricone to Cults, our mix of music for getting ready and looking back

Fall is all about motivation, preparing for the season ahead by taking stock of summer’s bounty. While melancholy at times—Bon Iver’s childhood memory “Michicant,” “Harvest Breed by Nick Drake—there’s plenty here to get you going too, from Little Richard’s “Midnight Special” to Kelly Rowland’s seductive “Motivation.” Listen now

John Legend: Get Lifted

John Legend. As cliché as it may sound, a true legend was born with the release of Legend’s debut, “Get Lifted.” His sultry lyrics and somewhat gruff vocals combined with jazz piano, hip-hop beats, Latin-flavored horns and real-life stories make for some serious lip-smackin’ R&B. It doesn’t hurt that West produced the album and co-wrote a number of tracks. Or that Legend worked with Lauryn …