New Music Friday ft. Local Natives, Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard, and More

Brittany Howard

Thom Yorke | Isolation Theme

Thom Yorke dropped a remix of music producer Chris Clark’s “Isolation Theme.” The new version was created while Yorke was in quarantine, which is what initially inspired him to remix the track. “Isolation Theme” is included in the horror film’s score Daniel Isn’t Real. The deluxe edition features Yorke’s remix. Stream below.


Will Butler | Bethlehem 

Will Butler’s sophomore solo album Generations is out next week, but in the meantime, you can listen to his new track “Bethlehem,” which will be included in the upcoming project. Butler said the song was slightly influenced by Donald Trump’s presidency. “Like a lot of folks, I woke up after the election in 2016 mad and sad and scared and exhausted, this song is born of that emotion.” The Arcade Fire band member directed the music video for the his latest single alongside Adrienne Anderson. Watch below.


Brittany Howard | Jamie Remix Collection

Brittany Howard debuted her solo album Jamie last year. In honor of the release, Howard announced a new remix album is on the way. So far, the Alabama Shakes frontwoman has shared two new versions of her songs “Goat Head,” remixed by EARTHGANG and “Short and Sweet,” remixed by Bon Iver. As of now, it is still unclear as to when the full collection will be released. For now, you can check out those two new tracks below.



Local Natives | Statues in the Garden (Arras)

Local Natives have unveiled a new song titled “Statues in the Garden (Arras)” along with a trippy animated visual. This follows the band’s recent release of Violet Street (Remixes), a remix collection of their latest album Violet Street. Additionally, the band shared a new version of their track “Dark Days,” featuring Sylvan Esso back in May.

Their new track truly has an ethereal feel to it. Check out the entrancing music video below.


Sufjan Stevens | Sugar

Sufjan Stevens has revealed a new song from his forthcoming album The Ascension. The track is titled “Sugar” and there’s a new music video for it as well. Stevens gave some insight on the track, saying it “is ultimately about the desire for goodness and purity (and true sustenance). On the surface the song is just a string of clichés, but the message is imperative: now is the time to gather what is good and pure and valuable and make it your own, and share it with others.”

Stevens’ new album is due out next Friday, September 25.


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