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Aldous Harding: The Barrel

From New Zealand folk singer Aldous Harding comes “The Barrel,” an acoustic guitar-backed track about the perils and trickery of love. It’s a lovely tune, led by Harding’s vocals, and releases alongside a playful video with obscure props (a big hat, ghoulish mask and maracas included). The single comes from Harding’s forthcoming album, Designer, due out on 26 April.
Tags: Design, Culture, New Zealand, Acoustic Guitar, Folk, Listenup, Harding, Aldous Harding, 4D

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Atmospheric soundscapes, folk-inflected tunes and more in our musical wrap-up this week Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah feat. Saul Williams: Ancestral Recall One listen to jazz artist Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s “Ancestral Recall,” which features poet and songwriter Saul Williams, reveals a mission beyond music. The track, and forthcoming album of the same name, were “built as a map to decolonize sound; to challenge previously held misconceptions …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Jazz, Spoken word, Folk, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Saul Williams, Christian Scott, Atmospheric, Listen Up

Helado Negro: Pais Nublado

Off his forthcoming album, This Is How You Smile, Helado Negro, aka Roberto Carlos Lange, releases “Pais Nublado,” a folky, surreal tune that’s sung in Spanish and English. The song’s title translates to “Cloudy Country” and evokes a similar vibe. It’s in the same vein as Lange’s previous single, “Please Won’t Please,” and hints at what’s likely to come on his second album on label RVNG Intl.
Tags: Design, Culture, English, Folk, Spanish, Lange, Listenup, RVNG Intl, Roberto Carlos Lange, Helado Negro, Pais Nublado

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Synth-pop, folk nostalgia, an unexpected mash-up and more in our musical round-up The Natvral: Home The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s Kip Berman—working under the solo moniker The Natvral—dropped a debut solo EP earlier this year. From it, the heartfelt track “Home” now gets a music video, directed by Remy Holwick. From upturned roses and an all-around pink palate, there’s over-the-top folk nostalgia here—and it works …
Tags: Design, Daughter, Folk Music, Kate Bush, Cover, Folk, Listenup, Trance, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Kip Berman, Bbc Radio 1, Synth, Synth pop, Christine And The Queens, Listen Up, The Natvral

Premiere: "O, My God" by Solomon's Seal: More than seven minutes of songwriting splendor set to soothing, manipulated visuals

A gentle breeze upon the face, the tang of salt one tastes with a deep breath by the sea; these are experiences of calm sensory awareness. Such is the energy flowing through singer/songwriter Solomon's Seal's debut single "O, My God." Its gentle...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Folk, Musicvideos, Newmusic, Solomon, Premieres, Solomonsseal

ListenUp: Lokki: Breathe a Breath of Me

An acoustic track of uncompromising beauty, "Breathe a Breath of Me" is a standout from Drew MacFarlane's solo debut under the moniker Lokki. Here, the Glass Animals member demonstrates his gorgeous vocal capabilities, complemented by a balanced, piano...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Folk, Listenup, Newmusic, Macfarlane, Lokki, Glassanimals, Drewmacfarlane

ListenUp: New music from the incredible Janelle Monáe, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Garden City Movement, Starchild + the New Romantic and more

Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel Today Janelle Monáe shared two tracks from her forthcoming album Dirty Computer, her first LP in five years. Both are accompanied by vivid narrative videos, the first of which is "Make Me Feel." Beyond visually stunning...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Pop, Soul, Rb, Janelle Monae, Folk, Listenup, Listen_up, Musicvideos, Electronic, Funk, Newmusic, Janelle Monáe Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip Garden City Movement Starchild

ListenUp: I’m With Her: Game to Lose

In a collaboration that began as an impromptu performance in Telluride in 2014, I’m With Her has just released their first full-length studio album. When the folk trio of Sara Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins combine the power of their considerable...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Telluride, Folk, Listenup, Musicvideos, Sara Watkins, Sara Jarosz Aoife O'Donovan

ListenUp: Blitzen Trapper: Joanna

An acoustic tune strumming along the waves of a haunting narrative, Blitzen Trapper's "Joanna" tells the tale of a woman who shoots the man that sexually assaulted her. The somber song comes complete with a first person perspective video of the scene...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Folk, Listenup, Newmusic, Joanna, Blitzen, Blitzentrapper

ListenUp: Willow: Romance

A great departure from her debut single, but similarly guitar-centric and lullaby-esque to her more recent releases, Willow's new song "Romance" is a folky, powerful tune. From her just released record The 1st, it's just Willow, a guitar, and an astute...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Feminism, Folk, Willow, Listenup, Newmusic, Willowsmith

ListenUp: A sad farewell to Charles Bradley, Anna Leone's stunning debut, previously unreleased Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more

Anna Leone: My Soul I An incredibly impressive debut, Swedish singer/songwriter Anna Leone has crafted an impossibly perfect, heartbreaking ballad. Released earlier this month, "My Soul I" now has a video which recently premiered on Fader and it's...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Rock, Folk, Listenup, Listen_up, Musicvideos, Newmusic, Fader, Electronicmusic, Charlesbradley, Yeahyeahyeahs, Anna Leone, Annaleone, Kareno, Charles Bradley Anna Leone

ListenUp: Iron & Wine: Claim Your Ghost

The lead track on Iron & Wine's brand new Beast Epic album, "Claim Your Ghost" wins listeners from the start. It's been four years since Iron & Wine, namely Sam Beam and collaborators, has released new music. There's much here for longtime fans to...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Folk, Listenup, Newmusic, Sam Beam, Ironandwine

ListenUp: Alex Cameron + Angel Olsen: Stranger's Kiss

A duet of barbed advice from a couple in the midst of a break-up, "Stranger's Kiss" pairs Australian duo Alex Cameron's burgeoning balladry with folk rock starlet Angel Olsen's warm vocals. Jemima Kirke wrote, directed and starred in the music video...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Indie, Folk, Listenup, Newmusic, Angel Olsen, Jemima Kirke, Alex Cameron, Angelolsen, Alexcameron, Alex Cameron Angel Olsen

ListenUp: A song supporting Standing Rock, new music by Lana Del Rey, The Internet's youngest member and more

Holly Miranda + The New Asylum Choir: Midnight Oil For her beautiful new track "Midnight Oil," singer/songwriter Holly Miranda has been joined by 28 other voices who unite under the moniker New Asylum Choir—including icon Ani DiFranco and Kyp Malone...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Lana Del Rey, Pop, Folk, Listen_up, Musicvideos, Newmusic, Holly Miranda, Ani DiFranco, Lanadelrey, Stevelacy, Hollymiranda, Newasylumchoir, Standingrock, Criswilliamson

ListenUp: Laura Marling: Wild Fire

With an inherent grace to her storytelling, Laura Marling delivers another soulful folk wonder with "Wild Fire." The second single off the singer/songwriter's forthcoming album Semper Femina, out 10 March, the track rises with gentle power, driven...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Folk, Listenup, Newmusic, Laura Marling

ListenUp: Leonard Cohen: Sisters of Mercy

For almost 50 years, the multi-talented songwriter, musician, poet and artist Leonard Cohen regaled the world with a sensitive, impactful artistry. Beyond touching his listeners, he would also influence generations of singers to come—many of whom took...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Leonard Cohen, Folk, Listenup

ListenUp: Conor Oberst: You All Loved Him Once

Today, Conor Oberst unveiled his seventh EP Ruminations—an intimate 10-track reflection comprised of the singer's signature vocals, and not much else beyond piano, guitar and harmonica. From the uncommonly bleak but beautiful album, the stand-out track...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Conor Oberst, Folk, Listenup, Newmusic

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