Janet May: Lessons To Learn

Direct but detailed, Janet May’s debut single “Lessons to Learn” can only be described as rock poetry. Driven by May’s vocals, set over a steady strum of guitar and a developing electronic throb, the track does not shy away from substantial lyrical topics. May spent time as a backup singer for Bombay Bicycle Club, Alex Winston and others. With this song, and the Pete Voelker-directed …

Mega Bog: Truth in the Wild

A lounge track for the lobby of a passenger ship floating through space, Mega Bog’s “Truth in the Wild” toys with the earthly and the cosmic. Frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Birgy guides listeners on a mystical adventure. All the while, the Vanessa Haddad-directed video further romanticizes Birgy’s vision through scenes that blend “live-music performances and the science-fiction worlds of Ursula K Leguin.” The track will …

Bat For Lashes: Kids In The Dark

From her new album Lost Girls—the follow-up to 2016’s The Bride—comes  “Kids in the Dark” by Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan). Immediately recognizable as Khan’s mesmerizing, haunting style of dream-pop, “Kids in the Dark” is luminous, and ’80s-inflected. The record (out 6 September on AWAL Recordings) is said to be inspired by and an homage to Los Angeles and childhood in the 1980s.