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From a two-sided trip-hop tune to an electro oddity, a few of our favorite tracks from this week

U.S. Girls: Overtime Technically a rework of a 2013 release, “Overtime,” as it appears now, is a single from U.S. Girls’ forthcoming seventh album, Heavy Light, out 6 March via 4AD. The soulful experiment by the band (led by multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy) employs choral vocals as instruments and incrementally introduces drums and saxophone until the song reaches its peak. Each of the highly anticipated …

DRAMA: Years

Aptly named duo DRAMA (aka producer Na’el Shehade and singer Via Rosa) just released the first song from their debut album, Dance Without Me. Starting off as a melancholy piano-led ballad, the song builds with a muffled drum break reminiscent of ’90s trip-hop, before new clarity appears. All the while, Rosa’s supple vocals elegantly command the song. The Chicago-based duo has been releasing music for …

Say Lou Lou: Ana

Inflected with the trip-hop of yesteryear, without sounding like a throwback, Say Lou Lou’s new track “Ana” is from their upcoming album Immortelle—the follow-up to their 2015 debut LP Lucid Dreaming. The duo (twin sisters Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson) wrote this track first for the album and its sensual and cinematic vibe sets a lush tone for what’s to come.