Jungle - "Heavy, California" / "Cherry"

Jungle are nothing if not original.

British neo soul group Jungle have one critically acclaimed album under their belt and now they're about to unleash their sophomore LP, For Ever, releasing 14 September via XL Recordings. Several days ago the ensemble shared two new videos with the world that highlight their warm, minimalist, thoroughly modern brand of soul. "Heavy, California" is a brightly colored, disco-influenced, slightly psychedelic journey into bliss. Meanwhile "Cherry" is a spare and beautiful slow jam. Jungle are nothing if not original.

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Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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