Spotify Playlist

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Meghan Mahar

  1. “My Shot” — The Roots feat. Busta Rhymes, Joel Ortiz & Nate Ruess

The Broadway smash Hamilton: An American Musical gets a twist on “The Hamilton Mixtape” dropping on December 2nd featuring Sia, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, John Legend, Chance the Rapper and more.

  1. “Me and Your Mama” – Childish Gambino

A third album will be added to the list of Donald Glover’s many successes, following the premiere of his new FX series “Atlanta,” which had the album artwork for the new album hidden in one of its episodes.

  1. “The Space Program” – A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest’s last album was released in 1998, but their new album We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service proves that their message and style are still relevant.

  1. “The Sting” –Sad13

Sadie Dupuis (or “Sad13”) combines pop and grunge-y indie rock to create progressive music, addressing issues such as female empowerment and consent.

  1. “Starboy – Kygo Remix” – The Weeknd, Daft Punk, Kygo

The Weeknd’s hit single gets a new twist with Kygo before the release of his third album Starboy on November 25.

  1. “On Hold” – The xx

The xx returns to the music scene with a more mainstream-friendly sound and a new album coming out in January. The single features a sample from Hall & Oates, working seamlessly with their trancelike pop sound.

  1. “Empty Promises” – Mainland

New York quartet Mainland puts a vintage twist on a song about angst and setting high expectations for those who really don’t deserve it.

  1. “Ghost in the Wind” – Birdy

Birdy’s hauntingly beautiful voice is a perfect fit for an emotionally loaded movie soundtrack. She channels a sense of despair in this track for upcoming movie  The Edge of Seventeen.

  1. “How” – The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips’ new psychedelic song will put you into a trance. They will be touring at College Street Music Hall in New Haven in March.

  1. “How Far I’ll Go” – Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara sings the anthem of Polynesian Disney princess Moana, who journeys on a quest to save her people in her new film at the end of November.