Raury: Take Back the Power

Atlanta-based recording artist Raury says his call-to-action track “Take Back the Power” could be “the official anthem of the movement.” A constant, thumping drum and a swirling guitar and piano give way to Raury’s lyrics: “Know what you took from me / Know what you stole from me / One day they’ll come for you / And on that day / Take back the power,” the …

Premiere: “DUMB” by Hanni El Khatib

The LA-based musician explains how a changed perspective influences the track

Earlier this year, LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Hanni El Khatib announced his upcoming album, FLIGHT, which he wrote mostly in the wake of a life-changing car accident. The record (out 15 May on Innovative Leisure) is evidence not only of El Khatib’s ability to evolve and experiment as a musician, but also his dramatically shifted perspective—something that he says manifested in various ways creatively and personally. Today, …

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Fiona Apple's masterful new album, a timeless funk cover, psychedelic-inflected tunes and more

Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters Fiona Apple returns with Fetch the Bolt Cutters, her first album since 2012’s The Idler Wheel. 13 powerful, percussive tracks coalesce around Apple’s pliant, emotion-baring alto. The title track, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” carries much of the album’s lyrical urgency. Apple punctuates the work with a meticulous smattering of personal, DIY sounds—through to its satisfying canine conclusion. It’s a …