Unreleased Prince, Avril Lavigne's Return, Brockhampton & Dinah Jane: Must-Hear Music Podcast

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Prince performs on Sept. 13, 1984.

This week's episode of the Must-Hear Music podcast features something you wouldn't expect in 2018 – a new song from Prince. But thanks to Piano & A Microphone 1983, the official release of a rare cassette recording of the Purple One alone at the ivories, we can now experience previously unheard songs like "Cold Coffee and Cocaine," which finds the genius adopting a goofy voice and having a little bit of fun on the mic.

In other unexpected returns, we have a new song from Avril Lavigne. The dormant pop queen reemerges with "Head Above Water," a dramatic ballad that speaks to her fight with Lyme's disease over the last few years.

In the new beginnings realm: Brockhampton's "Honey," a track from their first major label release iridescence, and Dinah Jane's first solo foray since Fifth Harmony went on hiatus – "Bottled Up," a "Work From Home"-esque bop that, like that hit, features Ty Dolla Sign, in addition to Marc E. Bassy.

We also chat Rita Ora's new jam "Let You Love Me" and the unexpected team-up of Gallant, Sufjan Stevens and Rebecca Sugar with "TOOGOODTOBETRUE."

Subscribe to the Must-Hear Music podcast here and listen below. Tweet what you think of this week's picks at the crew: Lyndsey Havens, Jason Lipshutz and Joe Lynch.