Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

WFUV can't get enough of Mavis Staples' new song "High Note," which was written for her by fellow singer Valerie June. (Courtesy of the artist)
WFUV can't get enough of Mavis Staples' new song "High Note," which was written for her by fellow singer Valerie June. (Courtesy of the artist)

Hear new songs by Mavis Staples, M. Ward, Villagers and more in this month's mix, expertly curated by 10 public-radio hosts.

Weighty collaborations abound in January's mix of new songs handpicked by 10 public-radio music curators. Start off with the single that Valerie June wrote for (and performs with) Mavis Staples, then hear a JD McPherson-produced tune by The Cactus Blossoms, Charlie Hilton's duet with Mac DeMarco, and more. These are the songs some of our favorite DJs loved this month; chances are you'll find something here to love, too.

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Charlie Hilton.

Charlie Hilton.

M. Ward.

M. Ward.

Sarah Williams White.

Sarah Williams White.

Jack Garratt.

Jack Garratt.

Nao.

Nao.

We Are The City.

We Are The City.

Deep Sea Divers.

Deep Sea Divers.

The Cactus Blossoms.

The Cactus Blossoms.

Villagers.

Villagers.

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