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A nine-movement jazz piece, Moroccan blues, a complex collage of sounds and more musical delights

Zo! + Tall Black Guy feat. Phonte, Darien Brockington + Muhsinah: Hold My Hand Musicians and producers Zo! (aka Lorenzo Ferguson) and Tall Black Guy (aka Terrel Wallace) joined forces for the recently released Abstractions and from it comes the breezy “Hold My Hand.” The duo is responsible for all production and instrumentation, while the honeyed vocals come courtesy of Muhsinah, Darien Brockington and Phonte. The …

Premiere: “Water is Life” by Holly Miranda

A collaborative track, born from years of charity and protest performances, with proceeds going to Project Zero

With 100% off the proceeds from Bandcamp going to the science-backed ocean conservation and protection non-profit, Project Zero, singer-songwriter Holly Miranda’s “Water is Life” does more than burst forth from speakers. The jam-bandy, chant-channeling track—born of collaboration, protest and performance—aims to do good for the world on many levels. Its message is one worthing singing out. “This song was written in 2016 during a charity event …

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Lyrics about staring at the sea, glittery love songs, a claymation music video and more new music

Sofia Kourtesis: La Perla Following her 2020 EP, Sarita Colonia, Berlin-based musician Sofia Kourtesis returns with the soaring “La Perla.” The song will appear on Fresia Magdalena (set for release in March) which will feature several field recordings Kourtesis made in her hometown of Lima, Peru. “La Perla,” she says, “is about staring at the sea. It’s the first thing I’ll do when I return to …