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Sarah Jarosz's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project, "Up in the Clouds," is about coming to terms with life at a standstill. Josh Wool/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Up In The Clouds,' Sarah Jarosz Adjusts To Staying Still

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AC/DC, left to right: Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Stevie Young. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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AC/DC Returns To Rock The Masses With 'Power Up'

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Starting Over is the fourth studio album from Grammy-winning Nashville songwriter Chris Stapleton. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Stapleton On 'Starting Over' And Writing For The Moment

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Thao Nguyen's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project is about the day wildfire haze blotted out the sun over San Francisco, illuminating everything wrong with 2020. Shane McCauley hide caption

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On 'All This And More,' Thao Nguyen Tackles Post-Apocalyptic Omens

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Rhiannon Giddens' new track for Morning Edition's Song Project series describes her feelings of emotional whiplash during the COVID-19 era. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens Confronts Emotional Whiplash On 'Best Day / Worst Day'

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Lil Baby performs a livestreamed concert on Sept. 2, 2020, as part of the Red Rocks Unpaused festival in Colorado. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Visible hide caption

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Lil Baby On Taking Music Apart To See 'The Bigger Picture'

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Lori McKenna's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project series was inspired by her children's perspectives of the COVID-19 era. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'This Close,' Lori McKenna Draws Inspiration From Family

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From left: Norman Spence, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Albert Allenback and Joshua Johnson are the New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas. Their new track for Morning Edition's Song Project was inspired by a collective feeling of restlessness in the COVID-19 era. Jamelle Tate/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tank And The Bangas Have 'Feelings' On The COVID-19 Era

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Amy Ray (left) and Emily Saliers are the veteran folk-rock duo Indigo Girls. Their new track for Morning Edition's Song Project was inspired by the collective feeling of restlessness in the COVID-19 era. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Indigo Girls' New Song Is About Patience And Fortitude In The COVID-19 Era

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Colin Meloy says that the idea for his new song came while watching a documentary on Slint's 1991 album Spiderland. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His New Song, Colin Meloy Gets Lost In 'Slint, Spiderland'

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"I think it's OK to have different views as long as you can come together and talk to each other with love," Devon Gilfillian says. "Me and my friend agreed to come together and have that conversation." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Devon Gilfillian Thinks The Pandemic Has Exposed The 'Cracks In The Ceiling'

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Rapper Christylez Bacon On His New Song About Inequality In Quarantine

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"I think it's important to talk about all chapters of history and from all perspectives — meaning not just from the perspective of the victors," Angelica Garcia says. Caitlyn Krone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse

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Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor Writes A New Song For A Troubled America

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Spike Lee's latest film, Da 5 Bloods, follows four black veterans as they return to Vietnam. African Americans have been fighting and dying for the U.S. from the outset, Lee says — just look at Crispus Attucks, the first American killed in the Revolutionary War. Lee is pictured above in Beverly Hills in February 2019. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Spike Lee: Black People Have 'Been Fighting For This Country From Day One'

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