It's our first show with new music in 2016! After nearly two months of best-of's, holiday and Sweet 16 specials, we get back to doing what we do best and love most: playing great new music. On this week's All Songs Considered, we share a new song by Tiny Desk alum AURORA, one of Bob's favorite discoveries from CMJ 2014. In a departure from the soft, whispered folk sounds of her early recordings, we showcase a song from Laura Gibson's upcoming, electrified record Empire Builder.

In fact, many of the songs picked this week by hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton showcase the evolution and musical boundary-pushing of some of our favorite artists. Lucius took the experiences of its last two years on the road and channeled them into a massive pop sound for its record Good Grief. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down also trades in its playful folk for a heat-heavy, bass-driven sound.

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