By Raisa Bruner
January 18, 2019

Ariana Grande releases the song and video for “7 rings,” bringing The Sound of Music into relevance in the 21st century. James Blake and Maggie Rogers put out new albums, each of them singular and deliciously complex collections of an artist’s vision. Maren Morris preaches to the girls on “GIRL,” a kind and uplifting anthem of self-love and support. And fresh rock trio half•alive experiment with rock and funk on “arrow.”

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