Stream: New singles from Swerve, Son Little and Jenny Lewis & Serengeti

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Variety pack: Catch up with the latest singles from Swerve, Son Little and Jenny Lewis & Serengeti

SWERVE, “My Enemy Is Dead”

On the heels of last fall’s single “Escape,” the L.A. guitar-slingers (Gregory Mahdesian, Ryan Berti, Brandon Duncan and Mark Gardner) return with “My Enemy Is Dead,” the next single from a full-length they’ve made with producer Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Army Navy). “This song was supposed to be about depression, loss and finding a way to move on,” Mahdesian says. “Then 2020 happened, and we all got put through the ringer. As the year wore on, we decided the song felt more like an anthem or reflection for the end of this political era. Maybe there’s some optimism in it, but if there is, it’s cautious.” File under: Deep cut from that mixtape you made in the mid-’90s that started with a Teenage Fanclub song.

SON LITTLE, “Phantom Killer”

It’s been a year since Aaron Earl Livingston released his third Son Little album, “Aloha.” In this, his second single since (following October’s “Goddess Wine”), he continues to spread his wings production-wise. “Phantom Killer” imagines its titular menace in a fever dream of electronics and tweaked vocals.


The most interesting long-distance collaboration of the pandemic? Our vote goes to Jenny Lewis and Serengeti, aka Chicago rapper David Cohn. The follow-up to “Unblu,” released in December, “Vroom Vroom” is the second of seven songs the duo have made together.