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New Music Roundup: Bia, Kelela & Marcellus Juvann

A tribute to Harlem, an ethereal collabo and more.

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Bia, "Harlem"

There isn't a lot of information out about this new single from Bia besides the fact that it was first seen and played on DJ Camila's app, but the title itself should give a clear indication of where the influence is coming from. On it, the iamOTHER signee and "Perico Princess"draws lyrical and musical inspiration from the old and new timers of the well-known New York City neighborhood, even paying homage to Harlem's own Cam'ron and his "Hey Ma" hit: "So I called Dave East, like, boy, what's your favorite price?/ My Perico coming A1 right, so how you feel?" East showcases his storytelling chops too, detailing an encounter with a girl and leaving us with a cliffhanger that leaves us wondering if this is the final version, if more verses will be added, if there'll be a Part II? Anything to help, guys.— Erin Ashley Simon

Clams Casino feat. Kelela, "A Breath Away"

Considering that this song's title comes from the frequently repeated line "We are just a breath away from heaven," it feels super cliché to say that the track sounds ethereal; that Kelela's R&B vocals get airy on the pre-hook; that, as its climax, she glides over Clams Casino's electro-production, soars and floats above it even. But that's literally what it sounds like, okay? I can't remember the last time a song's beat—which, on this, is all erratic but minimalistic tropical drums—so effectively echoed its lyrics and then painted the same picture quite vividly. Is this like when people can see colors and what not? Anyway, Clams' debut 32 Levels drops July 15.— Danielle Cheesman

Marcellus Juvann, "Been On"

Latest up-and-comer Marcellus Juvann got the juice with his newest single "Been On Me." The Eyezlow, Kountdown and Jayze-produced track is a solid single off of his upcoming LP The Great Escape. It's clear that he's in his own lane, however, it took me at least a few listens for it to really grab my attention, unlike his previous track "Just Like You". But that doesn't mean people should sleep on this artist; his sound is consistent across the board. Can't wait to see what he has in store next.— Erin Ashley Simon

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