Now Hear This

New music from Lil Nas X, Just Wondering, Mysie, aespa, Tai Verdes and Japanese Breakfast, plus spotlight artist VC Pines

Our music correspondent goes through the best releases of the week

Friday 21 May 2021 16:52
Spotlight artist VC Pines
Spotlight artist VC Pines

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It’s the grand final of Eurovision tomorrow so I’m a little distracted (those outfits are something else). But let’s take a look at some of the best new releases out this week.

Lil Nas X has dropped another curveball, “Sun Goes Down”, following the delightfully sexual “Call Me By Your Name (Montero)”. Here, he shows his vulnerable side, in a song delivered like a letter to his younger self. Up and comers Just Wondering are also in a contemplative and nostalgic mood, with their beautiful new single “Bicycles”. Mysie, too, with the mesmerising “Seven Nights”. I adore Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen – two glorious queens – teaming up for “Like I Used To”.

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