Stream: New singles from Taleen Kali, Meija and Jordi Up Late

Taleen Kali

Rounding up recent singles from Taleen Kali and Meija (whose albums come out March 3), plus Jordi Up Late

TALEEN KALI, “Crusher”

The build-up to the March 3 release of Taleen Kali’s “Flower of Life” gets a shoegazing exclamation point with the album’s sixth single, the deliciously swirling “Crusher.” The follow-up to “Tomorrow Girl” and “Fine Line,” the song — like “Only Lovers Left Alive” — features a guitar solo from Jeff Schroeder of Smashing Pumpkins. “‘Crusher’ is our ultimate shoegaze love song,” Kali says. “You ever crush so hard you’ve been brought to your knees? This song is about all those impossible feelings, taking inspiration from some of the greats: Chapterhouse, Lush, Ride and Curve.” See Taleen Kali on March 3 at the Moroccan Lounge.

JORDI UP LATE, “Punx” (feat. Wyatt Thunder)

The follow-up to “To Be Your Friend” and “Hoax,” “Punx” is the latest electro bauble from creative free spirit Jordan. The songwriter, producer and visual artist finds a collaborator in Wyatt Thunder for this kiss-off bop about a poison person. “Sometimes, we give a lot of energy and time to people who aren’t true about their intentions and we feel that we have been played,” Jordi says. “However, in the end those people are really just playing themselves out of healthy friendships and kind lovers. ‘Punx’ is basically about telling someone to f*** off and letting toxic people go while also unapologetically and happily reminding them of what they are losing and what we are gaining.” She’s the creative director behind the song’s wild video, too, because of course.

MEIJA, “No Words”

The follow-up to singles “How You Like” and “Time for Us,” “No Words” finds songwriter Jamie Sierota settling into a laid-back groove for a sweet, conversational declaration of love. “Wanna tell you something that no three words could summon,” he sings, avoiding the obvious words. “I’ve been in the same relationship for over 10 years,” Sierota says. “What can be said that hasn’t been said already? Sometimes words aren’t enough. The more time you spend with someone, the more meanings love can have.” Meija’s debut full-length, “Do Ya?,” is out March 3.