Joss Stone's new album, Water For Your Soul, is out July 31. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Abhi Raju and Dijon Duenas are Abhi//Dijon. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lianne La Havas' new album, Blood, comes out July 31. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen

First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

With this album, a London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.

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Portland's Liz Vice releases her debut album, There's A Light, this fall. Chimera Rene/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love

Songs We Love: Liz Vice, 'Empty Me Out'

A satisfying, gospel-flavored number that conveys vulnerability, hope and conviction.

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Stacy Barthe's debut solo album is called BEcoming. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bilal's latest album is In Another Life. Kawai Matthews/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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