This Is Our Jam: Jerome LOL, HAERTS, & Lorde's Catching Fire Cover

THIS IS OUR JAM_11132013jpgClockwise, above from left: Photo: Courtesy of Domino Records; Republic Records; Sound Pellegrino; Columbia Records.
This week, it's all about atmosphere. We start with a jazzy new single from Jerome LOL, followed by a crackly, ambient track from Raum. Then, it's the newest vid from Blood Orange, a collaboration between Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, and Lorde's contribution to The Hunger Games soundtrack. Last, Shlohmo re-imagines HAERTS' "Wings," and it's a doozy.
Jerome LOL
"Always (feat. Sara Z)"
Jerome LOL (of LOL Boys fame) has been responsible for some of our favorite dance tracks of the last couple of years. He's about to release his first solo album, from which "Always" is the first cut.
"Blood Moon"
When it comes to ethereal ambience, no one does it better than Liz Harris' Grouper project. Raum, her collaboration with experimental musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, is every bit as subtle and beautiful. Don't expect to dance to this one, but if you have some good headphones and five minutes to meditate, it's a great reason to chill out.
Blood Orange
"Time Will Tell"
Blood Orange (a.k.a. producer/singer/dude-about-town Dev Hynes) dropped his excellent new album, Cupid Deluxe, yesterday, and "Time Will Tell" is the newest video from that release. Featuring slick moves from Hynes in a hazy dance studio, it's everything we'd expect from a Blood Orange video.
Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz
A collaboration between alt R&B singer Autre Ne Veut and ambient artist Fennesz may sound a bit weird on paper, but "Alive" is a truly gorgeous track. Taken from Brooklyn label Mexican Summer's five-year anniversary album, it's an odd pairing that works beautifully.
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Featured on the newest Hunger Games movie soundtrack, Lorde adds her own spin to the '80s Tears For Fears classic. The result, surprisingly or not, is remarkably gorgeous. Here's to children killing each other for entertainment!
"Wings (Shlohmo Remix)"
Synth-pop group HAERTS gets a moody remix by producer Shlohmo with a surprisingly affecting result. While little of the airy pop from "Wings" makes it into this new version, it's a nice re-imagining with an emotional crescendo.

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