Welcome to this week's nzherald.co.nz playlist - a feature that allows readers to stream curated music from Herald staff.
Homegrown singer Watercolour's dreamy EP Portals is definitely worth a listen, as is M.I.A.'s disjointed Matangi and One Direction's new offering, Midnight Memories, which leaked online a week before it's intended release.
Unlikely duo, Billy Joe (Green Day) and Norah Jones, team up for folk album Foreverly and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack is full of spellbinding songs, including a cover of Everybody Wants To Rule The World by New Zealand's own shining star, Lorde.
Warning: Some songs contain explicit language.