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Must-Hear Music Podcast: The Mowgli's Perform 'I'm Good,' Plus New Kendrick & Madonna
On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast we were lucky to have sunny California alt-rockers The Mowgli's stop by Billboard's studio for an exclusive performance of their latest single, "I'm Good." The group also stuck around to talk about their second album, Kids In Love, and how "I'm Good" was inspired by the anti-bullying movement.
Elsewhere in the podcast, Billboard staffers discuss Kendrick Lamar's complicated, incendiary new song and Madonna's Ryan Tedder-produced Rebel Heart track. We also share conflicting feelings on the first taste of Florence + the Machine's new album and our excitement over Alabama Shakes' return. Also discussed: the unstoppable new Speedy Ortiz jam, Hot Chip's surprisingly awesome return and Tori Kelly's attempt at a pop breakthrough.
Listen to Jason Lipshutz, Joe Lynch and Chris Payne discuss the week's best new tunes by downloading the Must-Hear Music podcast on iTunes (or listen below). And if you want to skip to the Mowgli's performance/interview, click ahead to the 32:50 mark. Below the SoundCloud, you can listen to all the songs we're talking about (as well as the studio version of the Mowgli's "I'm Good").
The Mowgli's, "I'm Good" Madonna, "Hold Tight"
Available with pre-order of Rebel Heart.
Florence + the Machine, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight" Kendrick Lamar, "The Blacker the Berry" Hot Chip, "Huarache Lights" Speedy Ortiz, "Raising the Skate" Tori Kelly, "Nobody Love"