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Review: Singles of the Week 9/12

“It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody”

Weyes Blood

Release date: 9/12

Record label: Sub Pop Records

Indie artist Weyes Blood finds beauty and peace in an effortlessly perfect track, featuring terrific vocals from Blood along with impressive piano and percussion. These choices suck the listener into a journey of finding comfort in loneliness, showing promise for the upcoming album “And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow,” to be released Nov. 18.

 

“Washed Away”

Kelela

Release date: 9/13

Record label: Warp Records

With her first new song in five years, Kelela carefully lulls her way into listeners’ hearts with beautifully restrained vocals. The time spent away from music clearly proved to be instrumental for Kelela, as “Washed Away” impresses even with its low-key, airy sound.

 

“Ovule”

Björk

Release date: 9/14

Record label: One Little Independent Records

The second single from Björk’s highly anticipated new album “Fossora,” set to be released Sept. 30, is an ambitious and surreal meditation on love, showcasing a brilliant artist doing what she does best. “Ovule” pushes the envelope forward with distorted instrumentation accompanying Björk’s iconic, stunning vocals.

 

“Talking to Yourself”

Carly Rae Jepsen

Release date: 9/16

Record label: School Boy/Interscope Records

In the years since “Call Me Maybe” played excessively on radios, Carly Rae Jepsen has been reinventing herself as more than a one-hit wonder. “Talking to Yourself” isn’t necessarily one of her most memorable songs due to a lack of unique themes, but it’s catchy and fun enough to please the ear.

Matt Minton can be reached at mminton@ithaca.edu