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New Music From: Yonas, Tiara Thomas, Soccer Mommy and More

Just because you blinked while you were thumbing through one of your apps shouldn’t mean you’ve missed one of the many musical gems that come out every single day. We’re here to make your life a little easier and to make it sound a lot better with The Listening Room our daily roundup of the four new songs you need to hear.

Yonas
“So Cold”
Producer: Jak Brown

You never really know what to expect from Yonas. The Bronx rapper can go super pop and blindingly positive on one release, then on the next he’s dwelling on revenge with a tooly. In today’s case, it’s the latter. On “So Cold” he raps, “Aw hell, it gets crazy on the way to the top/ I pull up to the parking lot, park a shot / To your tour bus parking spot then shoot it out with the cops.” But his second verse is dedicated to how cold he really is, with air conditioning, ice pick-ing and ice in a cup references. The beat, produced by Jak Brown, is big and crisp, full of deep bass and atmospheric effects. The GIF-style cover art by Daniel Rattner is also pretty cool, so click play. –Mike Steyels

Tiara Thomas
“Suicide Shit”
Producer: Kelson Camp

Tiara Thomas earned widespread acclaim for her work on past Wale favorites like “Bad” and “The Cloud,” but the D.C. native still gets busy on the strings. Her just released EP, Don’t Mention My Name, is proof of that. Every song is steeped in her ability to conjure up complex acoustic melodies on a whim. The project’s closer, “Suicide Shit,” is the most interesting track, though. Thomas was cool with bending over backwards to deal with crazy, but crazy has evolved into something else, and she isn’t sure whether or not to indulge in it. –Khari Nixon

SFV Acid
“Mythscene”

We spoke to SFV Acid earlier this week for our Hey! You’re Cool column. He’ll be dropping the album Sense(sore) this Friday, but in the meantime he has gifted us with another playful acid track titled “Mythscene.” The track starts off as a densely packed boom clap jam, but switches up entirely at about the halfway point, breaking itself down and turning up the lows, only to switch things up again at the end with some gentle yet scattered melodies. –KP

Soccer Mommy
“be seeing you”

I’d never heard of Soccer Mommy before today, but I’m glad I was operating with peak intuition today, because I don’t regret checking out “be seeing you” in the slightest. I figured no one would be brave enough to embrace the dubious “soccer mommy” title and actually make something that sounds like soccer mommy music, but here we are. The track “be seeing you” is paced by timid guitars that speak to serenity, but SM has an edgier agenda—expressing how pissy of a mood she’s in now that she’s succumbed to reminiscing over an old flame. –KN

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