Sylvan Esso: Ferris Wheel

With “Ferris Wheel,” North Carolina synth act Sylvan Esso (aka Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) cement their return following last week’s minute-and-a-half teaser “What If.” The familiar chirps and compelling vocals punctuate and populate the catchy release. Directed by Supercollider and shot at an abandoned amusement park, the official music video acts an electric current of carnival shapes, colors and movements—all with a hazy veil. …

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Rejjie Snow feat. MF DOOM + Cam O’bi: Cookie Chips Irish rapper/songwriter/producer Rejjie Snow has released his first new music since his 2018 debut, Dear Annie. The sweet song—called “Cookie Chips”—features cameos by MF DOOM and Cam O’bi atop a gauzy, psychedelic melody. The video (directed by photo and film outfit Machine Operated) sees Snow (aka Alex Anyaegbunam) wearing bunny ears, wandering through the countryside while …

Tunde Adebimpe: ReelFeel

Part synth-pop dance jam, part protest song, and altogether undeniably from TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, “ReelFeel” rides on the singer’s enchanting falsetto. Chrome Sparks produced the Bandcamp-exclusive single and the platform waived its fees on 3 July so that a portion of the proceeds could go to the Audre Lorde Project, a non-profit for lesbian, gay, bisexual, Two-Spirit, trans and gender non-conforming People …