'Here' Is Your Weekend Anthem For Ghosting That Crappy Party

Alessia is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from the suburbs near Toronto worth watching: the first single off her Def Jam debut is phenomenally good. Over an Isaac Hayes sample and a slinky, snapped-tight snare, she loops her voice around a lazily defiant melody, heavy on presence but lightly tapping the beat. She… » 5/01/15 7:00pm 5/01/15 7:00pm

Don't Sleep on Sprinter, the New and Mighty Album From Torres

The last couple of years have been big for raw, elementally stringent and wholly unafraid female singer-songwriters—thinking Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, to name a few—and with her sophomore album Sprinter, 24-year-old Mackenzie Scott, who records as Torres, steps right into the top… » 4/27/15 10:43pm 4/27/15 10:43pm

Sinead Harnett's New Track 'She Ain't Me' Is Thunderously Good

UK singer Sinead Harnett’s been a reliably good feature vocalist in the last several years—she’s skilled and flexible on Wiley’s “Walk Away,” Disclosure’s “Boiling,” Ryan Hemsworth’s “Small + Lost”—but this new single has her nailing down her particular charisma and jumping back over the “ft.” hurdle with ease.… » 4/17/15 1:50pm 4/17/15 1:50pm

Listen to 'Forget,' Marina and the Diamonds' Gorgeous Return to Form

Marina and the Diamonds is best known for a glitzily yearning, high-drama brand of cinema-pop—Hollywood infected my brain; Primadonna girl, fill the void up with celluloid; etc—and the deep tumult of her vocals as well as the conceptual stylization of her general vibe can alternately serve and obscure her tremendous… » 3/03/15 2:45pm 3/03/15 2:45pm

Watch Clare Maguire Go HAM on a New Track at the Burberry Runway Show

British singer-songwriter Clare Maguire has one of my favorite voices in the business right now—shivery, steel-sharp soul with some blood and tremble behind it—and now she's returned to the stage at Burberry, where Christopher Bailey's musical leanings have brought serious acoustic-leaning talent (Marika Hackman, Tom… » 2/27/15 6:30pm 2/27/15 6:30pm