The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

Kendrick Lamar.

Kendrick Lamar.
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This week, Kendrick Lamar linked up with a previous collaborator, Rapsody, on a track, the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a new single, and Cut Copy released its fifth LP.

Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now:

Wu-Tang Clan — “Lesson Learn’d”

On “Lesson Learn’d,” Wu-Tang Clan rapper Inspektah Deck disses Clan-antagonist and imprisoned “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli for his drastic price inflation of a prescription drug, while Wu affiliate Redman puts in a stellar guest verse.

Cut Copy — “Counting Down”

The strengths of Australian electro-rock band Cut Copy’s fifth album, “Haiku From Zero,” are epitomized on “Counting Down,” a buoyant track that contrasts bright guitars and synths with deceptively dark imagery.

Charlotte Gainsbourg — “Deadly Valentine”

Charlotte Gainsbourg – the actress, singer, and daughter of legendary French artist Serge Gainsbourg – explained her breathy and compelling electronic song “Deadly Valentine” by saying it “mixes wedding vows with an offbeat tone.”

Arcade Fire — “Mind Games” (John Lennon Cover)

Arcade Fire’s Spotify Studios cover of John Lennon’s 1973 song “Mind Games” doesn’t stray far from its excellent source material, but it does add a fresh set of orchestral strings and an extra (unnecessary) minute of playing time.

Rapsody — “Power” (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

After collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on one of the best songs from his 2015 masterpiece “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Rapsody nabs an intricate, boastful verse from the TDE rapper on “Power,” a standout track from her new album, “Laila’s Wisdom.”