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This week, Rihanna collaborated with Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D on a track, and Miguel released a new single from his upcoming fourth album.
N.E.R.D — “Lemon” (feat. Rihanna)
Rihanna steals the show with an emphatic rap verse on N.E.R.D’s humorous new single, “Lemon,” which features an outro refrain of Pharrell Williams rapping, “Bath, bath salt / Bitin’ speakers in the face,” nine times in a row.
Tom Misch — “Movie”
English singer Tom Misch’s latest single, “Movie,” mixes layers of electric guitar with a classy piano solo in a well-executed, slow-jam love song.
Pinegrove — “Intrepid”
New Jersey indie band Pinegrove crafts a poignant, lo-fi rock ballad with “Intrepid,” the group’s first single since the release of its critically acclaimed album “Cardinal” in 2016.
Khruangbin — “Maria También”
Khruangbin, a Texas-based trio, melds African and Middle Eastern influences with ’70s-style funk. In the video for its new instrumental single, “Maria También,” the band celebrates the freedom Iranian women and artists had before the country’s conservative, theocratic revolution of 1979.
Miguel — “Told You So”
Miguel’s signature brand of atmospheric funk-rock shines on the anthemic “Told You So,” the latest single from his upcoming fourth studio album, “War & Leisure.”