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"Laughter has always been the juice of my life," says Laraaji, who pursed stand-up comedy before becoming a professional musician. Liam Ricketts/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Laraaji Loves To Laugh

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"I think a lot of my last record is just me trying to find some peace with saying whatever stream-of-consciousness things that come to my head," Nick Hakim says. "It's therapeutic for myself." Adam Zhu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Nick Hakim Finds Humor In Darkness

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Charli XCX. Her latest release, How I'm Feeling Now, tops our list of the best new albums out on May 15. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 15

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