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Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Lady Gaga, Zack de la Rocha and More

Plus, Kim Gordon’s first official solo track, Kings of Leon’s lean new rocker

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Hear the latest from Lady Gaga, Zack de la Rocha and Kings of Leon, plus other new songs we love.

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The righteous return of Lady Gaga and and an out-of-nowhere new solo track from Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha are just two reasons we're fired up about the current crop of early-fall music. Read on to hear those and other songs we've currently got on heavy rotation.

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Zack de la Rocha, “Digging for Windows”

The Rage Against the Machine frontman recently released his first song in nearly a decade, a punk-rap screed against "a future so toxic," cooked up with El-P of Run the Jewels. It's just the kind of lefty noise this psycho election year demands. 

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Lady Gaga, “Perfect Illusion”

Gaga says goodbye to her Tony Bennett phase on this return-to-form crusher. All she needs are some Eighties guitar cheese, a Godzilla beat and a little Pat Benatar vocal fire to remind us she's the demon queen of trash-disco thunder. 

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Crying, “Revive”

Imagine if a bunch of cardigan-sweater emo types tried dorking out on REO Speedwagon and Rush. Now imagine if that was really great – laser-show prog-rock with a tender heart.

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Blackpink, “Whistle”

Absurdly catchy retro-Nineties hip-hop from a K-Pop girl group – a foursome who sound like they've got a life-size Missy Elliott altar in their dressing room. 

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Kim Gordon, “Murdered Out”

The Sonic Youth bassist and punk-rock hero has never released a song under her own name, until now. It was worth the wait: This sounds like Charli XCX pounding absinthe with the Butthole Surfers. 

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Kings of Leon, “Waste a Moment”

Sweeping Southern alt-rock that's lean enough to sound like a young, hungry bar band – in other words, Kings of Leon at their best.