By Raisa Bruner
January 25, 2019

Vampire Weekend returns after nearly six years — and the music is a fine return to form, and feels as bright and fresh as spring. Meanwhile, Lauv and Troye Sivan team up for a downbeat reflection on the struggle to find love. On the other hand, Julia Michaels and Selena Gomez have a different kind of struggle on their minds: the daily battle with anxiety, which they candidly address on their new collaboration of the same name. Iceland’s Júníus Meyvant releases a new album filled with lush, orchestral arrangements of folk-pop. And Dua Lipa comes back with a “Swan Song” for a new movie.

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