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“Afterglow,” Ryan Hemsworth

We kick off August with a new one from longtime friend of PressPlay Ryan Hemsworth. Inspired by “fiona apple in “the first taste” music video (1996),” the song’s dynamic, downtempo vibe smolders like the last faded embers of a bonfire. The slow burn of “Afterglow” is tinted with cooing vocals, hints of melodic piano, and a melancholic violin, in a hazy track that’s perfect for those seemingly endless nights of summer.

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