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Tirzah: “Send Me”

Simultaneously intimate and alien, the South London singer’s new song feels confidently unresolved.
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Mdou Moctar: “Afrique Victime”

The Tuareg guitarist’s latest single reckons with the violence of colonialism past and present.
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black midi: “John L”

The London group’s dissonant, skronking avant-prog sounds both more anthemic and less identifiable than ever.
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Arooj Aftab: “Mohabbat”

The Pakistan-born, New York based musician constructs an unstoppable wave of emotion out of minor moments on her newest single.
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duendita: “Open Eyes”

Backed by a jazz trio, the soul musician taps into an inner monologue with a fuzzy connection.
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Japanese Breakfast: “Be Sweet”

The joyful first single from Michelle Zauner’s new album angles for affection.