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The gay agenda according to Shamir, the tasty return of Kelis, a cameo by Robyn, plus more new music this week

Shamir: Gay Agenda A song about “radical acceptance internally and externally,” Shamir’s “Gay Agenda” arrives along with an engaging Jenny He-directed video in which Shamir appears in antlers and furry hooves. The singer-songwriter teamed up with Hollow Comet (of Strange Ranger) who produced the synth-laden, glitchy, distorted track. “You’re just stuck in the box that was made for me / and you’re mad that I …

Snail Mail: Ben Franklin

Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) is poised to release Valentine on 5 November and from it comes “Ben Franklin,” along with a Josh Coll-directed video. “I wanted to sonically and lyrically get out of my comfort zone with ‘Ben Franklin,’” the singer-songwriter says. “It felt only right that the visual accompaniment should include dancing in front of a camera and holding a 10-foot snake close …