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The Tallest Man On Earth: Tired Of Running

On Kristian Matsson's latest album, acoustic instruments provide the frame for pastoral poems about confronting anxiety.

Fiona Apple: 'I Don't Really Have A Plan'

The singer-songwriter, whose new album ends a seven-year hiatus, says her career arc is far less calculated than it looks. "I got a lot of problems," she says, "but I'm really good at intuiting what I need to do to be happy with whatever I create."

In Latest Album, Usher Takes To 'Looking 4' Himself

James Brown once remarked that singer Usher Raymond was "the Godson of Soul." With an accolade like that, it's no wonder that Usher is one of the bestselling artists in American music history. Usher's soon-to-be released seventh studio album is called Looking 4 Myself.

'Call Me Maybe': Behind The Song Of The Summer

Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen discusses life before and after the release of her ubiquitous single. The breakout single by the 26-year-old pop singer, is all about handing over one's digits to a crush.

Kishi Bashi: Unique Performances In Time

The Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist creates sound from his voice, his violin and his looping machine. His loop-heavy debut album is named after a Japanese expression meaning "one time, one place."

How 'The Queen Of British Ska' Wrestled With Race

One of few women in a musical movement dominated by men, Pauline Black helped lead the 1970s U.K. ska revival with her band The Selecter. She discusses her complicated family history in a new memoir, Black by Design.