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Shirly Kones’ Hebrew-sung folk-pop is an engaging blend of driving drums, playful horns, and moving vocals, making this Israeli songwriter’s music a must-have for your record collection. Her latest release, a self-titled LP, is 10 tracks that at first sound pleasant and familiar but reveal more complexity and beauty with each listen. “Tov Shebat,” the album’s lead single, is a good showcase of the entire record, a balance of sunny whistling and upbeat but serious vocals that, according to Beehype, sing about falling in love too quickly.

Three releases in, Kones is due for the international spotlight she deserves.

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