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Six Songs to Hear Today | Sept. 13, 2018

New tunage from Al Green, 1975, Mick & Buddy, Loretta Lynn, Yoko Ono & Prince

Another day, another batch of new tunes to get you through. Here’s a six-pack of tracks to stream:

1 | Soul legend Al Green has released his first new song in a nearly a decade — and in keeping with his unpredictable nature, it’s a cover of Freddy Fender‘s gem Before the Next Teardrop Falls. Al converts it from Tex-Mex to Memphis Soul, but one suspects Freddy would still approve:

2 | Matt Healy and The 1975 dropped the song Sincerity is Scary, from their upcoming album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Speaking of scary, apparently they’re a hip-hop-flavoured gospel-soul band now:

3 | Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger join forced on a bluesy version of The Rolling Stones‘ classic Heartbreaker, taken from the new Stones tribute album Chicago Plays the Stones, out Friday, Sept. 14. Get our your champagne and reefer:

4 | The one and only Loretta Lynn returns — and returns to her feisty honky-tonk roots — with Ruby’s Stool, a cut from the from her Sept. 28 LP, Wouldn’t It Be Great. Indeed it is:

5 | Yoko Ono has a new song — hey, where are you going? Come back! It’s OK. She’s redone her 1985 Starpeace tune Children Power for the upcoming album Warzone, out Oct. 19. Don’t know the rest of the album sounds, but this is totally fun and upbeat:

6 | And last but not least, Prince‘s previously unreleased demo for a song called Why the Butterflies offers the latest preview of the upcoming vault release Piano & A Microphone 1983, set for release Sept. 21. Here’s a snippet:

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