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Music we loved this week: Robyn, Tink, Galantis and more

Most of the music-focused web has spent this week obsessing over Meek Mill and Drake’s beef, but there comes a time when you’ve just got to press pause on “Back to Back.” If you missed everything else that came out in the past few days, here are our picks for the week’s best new songs, mixtapes, music videos and covers:

Robyn and La Bagatelle Project, “Set Me Free”
The Swedish pop queen’s latest single from her forthcoming EP is a euphoric club banger—with a thumping groove, cascading synth melodies and our queen of the dance floor shouting joyous, life-affirming lyrics.—KO

Prince, “Stare”
There’s something in the water at Paisley Park. How else to explain how His Purpleness continues to floor with all the material he’s been teasing out this year. His latest: a super-funky slap-bass strut featuring a tease of his ’80s classic “Kiss.”—KO

Galantis, “PB&J” Official Music Video
The biggest party of the summer is at a grocery store. Swedish dance-pop duo Galantis dropped the music video for “Peanut Butter Jelly” this week, and it shows what could happen when normies drop everything and rock out the way they really want.—JG

Mark Ronson ft. Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) & Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), “I Sat By The Ocean (Queens of the Stone Age cover)”
Australian radio station Triple J’s “Like A Version” covers series consistently knocks it out of the park, but this supergroup—spearheaded by Mark Ronson and featuring Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on guitar and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt on vocals—is next level. The group filters riff-heavy 2013 Queens of the Stone Age gem “I Sat By The Ocean” through a psychedelic prism, and Wyatt goes totally berserk.—ERB

Thomas Jack, “Rivers” Official Music Video
The tropical house star has been experimenting with Africana and Spanish beats recently and nowhere does it feel more fully formed than on his delicious new single, “Rivers.” The only thing better? The mini-vacation of a music video that debuted today.—MV

Yelawolf, “Till It’s Gone” (From Black Mass trailer)
Yelawolf’s album Love Story has been out since April, but, having a somewhat dated idea of what his music sounded like, I didn’t even think to check it out. Enter the new trailer for Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger movie, Black Mass, which is soundtracked by the marching, uptempo song with a smooth, falsetto hook.—IB

Husky, “Let It Happen (Tame Impala cover)”
The sweeping opener from Tame Impala’s stellar new album Currents is a lot of things, but a perfect match for your Fleet Foxes-inspired indie-folk mix isn’t one of them. Enter Australian duo Husky, who apply loose, acoustic vibes to the glitchy song. It doesn’t top the original, but it does demonstrate the versatility of Tame Impala’s songwriting—and also slots in nicely with your Father John Misty and Tallest Man on Earth.—ERB

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Tink, Winter’s Diary 3 mixtape
Janet Jackson may have a new album on the way, but why wait until then to get serious sensual ’90s-inspired R&B? Though Tink is a furious, powerful rapper, her latest 10-track mixtape sets her singing on display, and on tracks like the Timbaland-produced “L.E.A.S.H.” we get a fantastic taste of just how far Tink’s music can go.—JG

Chet Faker feat. Banks, “1998”
For your weekly dose of synth pop, two of our current faves, Chet Faker and Banks, collaborate on this bouncy gem. —IB

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