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Clockwise from upper left: Olof Arnalds, Keaton Henson, Karl Bartos and Charles Bradley

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This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton go on a haphazard musical journey across the globe to share their favorite new discoveries. Manchester's The 1975 start things off with the band's punchy song called "Sex." Then we head to Brooklyn for soul singer Charles Bradley, who keeps things heated with "You Put The Flame On It," a track from his upcoming album Victim Of Love. Back in Iceland, Ólöf Arnalds (not to be confused with her cousin Ólafur Arnalds) shares her beautifully sung new track "Treat Her Kindly."

Also on the show: German musician, composer and Kraftwerk alumnus Karl Bartos supplies us with an epic electronic track, before we finish things off with a hauntingly beautiful cut from London-based poet, singer, illustrator and one-to-watch Keaton Henson.

Songs Featured On This Episode

Cover for Sex EP

The 1975

  • Album: Sex EP
  • Song: Sex
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  • "Sex"
  • Album: Sex EP
  • Artist: The 1975
  • Label: Vagrant
 
Cover for Victim Of Love

Charles Bradley

  • Album: Victim Of Love
  • Song: You Put The Flame On It
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  • "You Put The Flame On It"
  • Album: Victim Of Love
  • Artist: Charles Bradley
  • Label: Daptone Records
 
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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Album: Sudden Elevation
  • Song: Treat Her Kindly
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  • "Treat Her Kindly"
  • Album: Sudden Elevation
  • Artist: Ólöf Arnalds
 
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Junip

  • Album: Junip
  • Song: Your Life, Your Call
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  • "Your Life, Your Call"
  • Album: Junip
  • Artist: Junip
 
Cover for Off The Record

Karl Bartos

  • Album: Off The Record
  • Song: Rhythmus
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  • "Rhythmus"
  • Album: Off The Record
  • Artist: Karl Bartos
 
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Keaton Henson

  • Album: Birthdays
  • Song: Teach Me
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  • "Teach Me"
  • Album: Birthdays
  • Artist: Keaton Henson
 

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