This week on the Must-Hear Music podcast, we’re looking at some interesting new directions from artists who’ve made big splashes in recent years.
First up, we chat about two new Leon Bridges songs, “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Bad Bad News,” both of which find the retro-leaning R&B singer-songwriter updating his sound a touch and pushing it in bolder directions.
Similarly, Anderson .Paak gets a bit experimental on “Til It’s Over,” which is featured in the Spike Jonze-directed, FKA Twigs-starring Apple Music Home Pod ad.
We also talk about the new Troye Sivan song, “Strawberries & Cigarettes,” which actually finds him reaching back into his vaults for a cut that missed Blue Neighborhood to add to the Love, Simon soundtrack. Plus: Courtney Barnett’s ‘give me space’ anthem “Need a Little Time,” and a shoutout for long-time listener Zee Machine’s new EP.
And last but not least, I force two Drag Race non-viewers to experience the revamped version of RuPaul’s “Kitty Girl” featuring the top 4 contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 3 (Trixie Mattel, Kennedy Davenport, Shangela and BeBe Zahara Benet).