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Hear Mariah Carey Sample Lauryn Hill On Her New Song, 'Save The Day'

Friday, August 21, 2020

The previously unreleased track from her upcoming album, The Rarities, interpolates The Fugees' 1996 cover of "Killing Me Softly."


A Different Kind Of Pride: Perspectives On 50 Years Of Celebration, Part 1

Monday, June 22, 2020

This year, Pride feels a little different. We asked music writers in the LGBTQ+ community to reflect on the changing relationship between celebration, protest, music and LGBTQ+ activism.


Phoebe Bridgers On Her New Album 'Punisher,' Surprise Released A Day Early

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The LA singer-songwriter talks about her second solo album, which includes guest appearances from peers like Conor Oberst, copying ideas from her heroes and the way lyrical specificity mimics poetry.


HAIM: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Although sisters Este, Danielle and Alana are self-quarantining in separate residences, their Tiny Desk set from home is a reminder that California is a state of mind.


Our Daily Breather: Reading To Stay Present During The Pandemic

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. NPR Music assistant editor Cyrena Touros has been re-reading a beloved book.


Perfume Genius Expands Rock's Body Language

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ahead of the release of Perfume Genius' fifth studio album, two NPR Music writers discuss how Mike Hadreas' career has helped set a new standard for the exploration of movement and identity in rock.


Beyoncé Joins Megan Thee Stallion On The Delightfully Braggadocious 'Savage (Remix)'

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The remix comes two months after Megan fought her label for the right to release new music, which culminated in the surprise release of her third mixtape, Suga.


Rihanna Returns With First Song In 3 Years On PARTYNEXTDOOR's 'BELIEVE IT'

Friday, March 27, 2020

It's the superstar's first song in three years, after releasing a string of collaborative singles in 2017 with artists like DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Future and N.E.R.D.


Hayley Williams Invites Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker And Phoebe Bridgers To Sing Backup

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Williams delayed the full release of Petals For Armor, but still shared a new track with guest vocals from Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers


Soccer Mommy On 'Color Theory': 'I Want To Keep Growing Until I Hit The Ceiling'

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Ahead of the release of her new album Color Theory, Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about her songwriting process, her '90s inspirations and her career ambitions.


The Best 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 2

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Our favorite Tiny Desk Contest entries this week include a playful jazz track, a tender love song, an empathetic look at city life and more.


Hear Phoebe Bridgers' First Solo Release In Almost Three Years, 'Garden Song'

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bridgers has been busy, releasing the collaborative projects boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. "Garden Song" is her first release since her 2017 debut, Stranger in the Alps.


Christine And The Queens' New Single Lets Us Know: 'People, I've Been Sad'

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Chris catalogs the shades of melancholy in her gooey synth-pop single.


Squirrel Flower's Debut Finds The Beauty In Transient Things

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Both in sound and scope, I Was Born Swimming centers on impermanence and solitude.


Rosalía Returns To Her Roots With 'Juro Que'

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rosalía's first single of 2020 favors acoustic guitar over trap-inflected pop production, reassuring that her artistry is still rooted in Catalonia.


Hear Mitski's Sinister New Song, 'Cop Car'

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

It is Mitski's first release of new music since her critically acclaimed 2018 album, Be The Cowboy.


Hear A Previously Unreleased Version Of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World'

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

An EP of unreleased recordings will be rolling out new songs over the next six weeks.


'Tis The Tiny Season: Our 5 Favorite Holiday Tiny Desk Concerts

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Tiny Desk concert series is old enough to have some traditions of its own. Here are five of our favorite holiday performances from over the years.


Terrestrial Doom: 30 Songs For Our Age Of Anxiety

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This year-end playlist showcases the music that best captured 2019's ever-wary mood, presented here in three 10-song movements of personal anxiety, global dread and moral resolution.


Pete Townshend On Creativity, 'The Age Of Anxiety' And The Who's New Record

Monday, November 18, 2019

Townshend talks about his debut novel, how it relates to The Who's rock opera, Tommy, and what he'd say now to his younger self – the one who wrote the lyric "I hope I die before I get old."