Video: ‘The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia’


Earlier this year we shared with you the long-time-coming release of Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia as well as a mini-documentary on the curious life of the Brazilian musical legend Tim Maia.

Today we’ve got a charming animated short film narrated by Devendra Banhart to further give you a peek into this brilliant man’s world. As per, the film is a product of stories collected from “old band members and friends, label personnel and various journalists in Brazil and America.” You’ll also get a peek into Maia’s trailblazing musical fusions, which introduced soul, funk, and disco to Brazilian music such as samba, baião, and xaxado.

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New Release: Jennah Bell – ‘Live at Mother NY’ EP


Upcoming singer/songwriter Jennah Bell today released her Live at Mother NY EP filled with thoughtful folk tinged soul music. Her honeyed voice are what lullabies are made of, disarming any listener in the first few notes. Below, listen to the entire EP and enjoy your Tuesday decompress.

You can meet Jennah and learn more about the project with the introductory video above.

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Video: Sophia Bastian – “Breaking”


Rich and raspy soul like this needs to exist more. Sophia Bastian today released her sultry all red and black video for “Breaking” – totally captivating.

Her voice kinda reminds us of Rebecca Ferguson mixed with a little Esthero pizazz and some otherness we can only sum up as pure goodness. She’s taking us to all kinds of places right now.

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New Track: Dido – “Let Us Move On” ft. Kendrick Lamar


After a 5 year hiatus, Dido will be releasing a new album called Girl Who Got Away on March 4. Her first single released last week and is called “Let Us Move On” and features rapper of the hour, Kendrick Lamar.

Been awhile since we’ve heard this kind of pairing between a calming ethereal female vocalist and an imposing male emcee, maybe because Dido set the standard for this whole format in the first place. Looking forward to more newness!

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Video: Selah Sue – “Fade Away”


Selah Sue today releases her video for the forlorn nostalgic video “Fade Away.” A young couple frolics about New York City, fooling around about town and creating a little youthful trouble. A sweet love blossoms while Selah in the background sings about fading away and ultimately being better off without the partner. Sadly, everything isn’t always meant to be.

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