New Music To Know This Week: DRAMA Tells No Lies, Orion Sun Falls In Love & More

Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book called Record Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I'm listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I've recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you're listening to this week.

DRAMA "Years"

Sometimes it's not right. Sometimes, you just have to end it — even if you don't want to. DRAMA weighs in with a new crying on the dancefloor classic on the subject, laying Via Rosa's stunning voice down next to the house beats of producer Na’el Shehade.
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orion sun "ne me quitte pas (don't leave me)"

It's not what I thought when I pushed play — a cover of the '60s Jacques Brel song en françois. It's a fresh breeze of a song, something light about falling in love that lifts you into the clouds with a melody that's light as a feather.

Jozzy "Let You Down Let You Go"

Jozzy will twist your head in a million different directions with her outstanding new track about a selfish lover. Between keeping up with her flow, following the nods to jazz in the music, and the retro-sounding computer drum track, this song is loaded with complexity. It stuns.

MALKA "Moving Together"

MALKA makes Scottish music in the grand tradition of indie rock stalwarts the Belle & Sebastian, the Pastels, and Snow Patrol: catchy, a bit twee, a lot singable. It's got a timeless, happy vibe — the kind of lightness winter could use a lot more of.

Soko "Being Sad Is Not A Crime"

Tired of faking it? Then don't. Soko makes a case for frowning if you feel like it in a melancholy track that evokes the vibe of Beach House as interpreted by Nico. Feel how you feel and when you feel sad, maybe put this song on for a little comfort.

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