Songs We Love Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts.
Songs We Love

Songs We Love

Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts

The Districts' new single, Ordinary Day, is out now. Caitlin McCann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Districts, 'Ordinary Day'

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Harriet Tubman's new album, Araminta, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Harriet Tubman, 'Blacktal Fractal'

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Caroline Shaw's "i will hold you" is performed by the choir called The Crossing, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. The album, Seven Responses, will be released Feb. 24. Andrew Musson hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

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Jason Eady's self-titled album comes out April 21. Anthony Barlich /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Eady, 'Barabbas'

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01Don't Believe

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    Don't Believe
    Album
    Don't Believe
    Artist
    Slow Dancer
    Label
    ATO Records
    Released
    2017

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Don Bryant's new album, Don't Give Up On Love, comes out May 12. Matt White/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Don Bryant, 'How Do I Get There'

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Ron Trent (pictured) and Chez Damier's new box set, Prescription: Word, Sound & Power, is out now. Bernie Van Vlijmen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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History

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Sui Zhen's new album, Secretly Susan, is out now via Twosyllable Records. Prue Stent/Courtest of the artist hide caption

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Sui Zhen, 'Hangin' On'

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Sera Cahoone's new album, From Where I Started, comes out March 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sera Cahoone, 'Ladybug'

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King Woman's new album, Created In The Image Of Suffering, comes out Feb. 24. Rob Williamson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Shame

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    Shame
    Album
    Created in the Image of Suffering
    Artist
    King Woman
    Released
    2017

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Sevdaliza, 'Amandine Insensible'

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Ruthie Foster's new album, Joy Comes Back, comes out March 24. John Carrico/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ruthie Foster, 'Joy Comes Back'

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Sunny Sweeney's new album, Trophy, comes out March 10. Christina Feddersen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny Sweeney, 'Bottle By My Bed'

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