Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

Senior Pop Culture Editor

It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to. (via Getty Image)

Today, we’ve got selections from Neneh Cherry, Quilt, HAIM, and more.

“Isla Drown” by Death Vessel and Jónsi

The Sigur Rós frontman teams up with soft-spoken Rhode Island folk band Death Vessel for a lovely collaboration from their upcoming album, Island Intervals.

“Blank Project” by Neneh Cherry

The fiercely jazzy “Blank Project” is the title track from Neneh Cherry’s first solo album since 1996, due out in February. The world is a better place with Cherry in it.

“Hole In My Soul” by Naledge ft. Sulaiman

For more, check out the Smoking Section.

“Tired and Buttered” by Quilt

Propulsive psychedelia from a Boston band that sounds like a lost cut from London in the late 1960s.

“A Rainy Day” by Raekwon

Things aren’t so happy in Wu-Tang Land right now, but at least we’ve got a new Raekwon album to look forward. Here’s a cut from it, the dark, gritty “A Rainy Day.”

“Ordinary Love” by U2

Post by U2.

Apparently songs are premiering on Facebook now? New to me, though of course that’s how U2 would share their track from the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom soundtrack. Nothing about THAT is surprising, at least.

“Strong Enough” by HAIM and Lorde

Last week, we shared a snippet of this most essential Sheryl Crow covers from 2013 MVPs HAIM and Lorde, meaning the only good Sheryl Crow cover. Here’s the whole thing.

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