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Music We Loved This Week: Tori Kelly, Petite Noir, Oberhofer, DNCE, and more

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We’re obviously still playing Adele’s latest on loop, but here are a few other new tracks we can’t stop pressing play on this week.

Tori Kelly, “Hallow”

Coming off a successful summer of hits, the 22-year-old singer returns with “Hallow,” a soulful ballad that showcases Kelly’s ability to flawlessly infuse power vocals with gentle tenderness. “Only your love could fill up my cup,” the California native belts over a strong chorus of piano and percussion. Prepare to feel for Kelly’s latest heartbreak. —Dana Rose Falcone

The Gloomies, “Groves”

The Gloomies, a Cali garage rock outfit, released their debut single “LSD” earlier this month. It’s sunny, speckled, and nothing like that other “L$D.” “Groves” is its groovy, more chilled-out b-side. Lead singer Andy Craig’s vocal is reminiscent of Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs’ but its heady bassline and flute-overlay is all their own. —Madison Vain

DNCE, “Pay My Rent”

Off their first EP SWAAY, the Joe Jonas-fronted foursome’s funky dance jam speaks to two millennial hardships —relationships and making rent each month. The former boy band member puts his falsetto on display alongside a chorus of “woo hoos” and a clap-filled breakdown that’ll have you agreeing with the electropop band’s logic: If you really love me, you should pay my rent. —DRF

Beach House, “One Thing”

The Baltimore dream-pop duo described Thank Your Lucky Stars, their speedy follow-up to August’s excellent Depression Cherry, as a “great departure from our last few records.” That’s most apparent on the thumping, fuzzed-out highlight “One Thing,” which balances one of the band’s biggest riffs yet with the drifting vocals from singer Victoria Legrand that fans know and love. —ERB

Petite Noir ft. Baliji, “La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful” music video

Yannick Ilunga, who records music as Petite Noir, produces a beautiful, heavy sonic blend of ’80s new wave, modern anthemic choruses, and a hint of his South African roots, and garnishes it with with his perfectly pitched, honeyed baritone — and if that doesn’t sound compelling enough, peep the video for his debut album’s title track above. It is, frankly, and undeniable as he. —MV

Junior Boys, “Big Black Coat”

Canadian electropop duo Junior Boys haven’t released an album since 2011 — in other words, before the PBR&B movement exploded in earnest. But title track from their forthcoming record, due out in February, hangs with the genre’s best, riffing on Caribou’s subdued, nocturnal beats and How to Dress Well’s forlorn crooning. —ERB

Oberhofer, “Memory Remains” music video

Yeah, we wrote about this track when it came out in this round-up as well, so what? The sunny tune got a compelling, black and white video this week and somehow that juxtaposition — not to mention the trippy animations — just works. —MV