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From a transcendent acoustic rework to a dance-worthy remix and beyond, our weekly musical round-up

serpentwithfeet: bless ur heart (acoustic) Brooklyn-based artist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) breathes new life into “bless ur heart” with a just-released acoustic rendition. From Wise’s LP soil, the original and highly theatrical track sheds its layers as Wise lets his delicate vocals rise in a tender, moving and transcendent way. Your Smith: The Spot (Young & Sick Remix) Your Smith (aka LA-based singer/songwriter Caroline Smith) released her debut EP, Bad Habit, …

Regina Spektor: Birdsong

Regina Spektor drapes serpentine vocals atop fingerpicked acoustic guitar to form “Birdsong.” This latest track from the singer and multi-instrumentalist appears in an episode of the new Matthew Weiner show The  Romanoffs on Amazon Prime. It’s brief, clocking in under two minutes, but uses every moment for a considered beauty that’s undeniably Spektor.