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"I used metaphor a lot in earlier work to hide what it was that I was actually trying to say," Florence Welch says. Vincent Haycock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Florence Welch Is Thankful For Her Messy Teenage Years: 'It Formed Me'

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Brent Cowles taking over the airways at the Colorado Sound. Chris Coomey/Colorado Sound hide caption

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Brent Cowles Introduces His Favorite Songs On The Colorado Sound

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Ruen Brothers performing live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Ruen Brothers On World Cafe

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Set Stories Of The Asian-American Experience To Music

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Christina Aguilera's Liberation comes out June 15. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 15: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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Natalie Prass inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. John Evin Groome/WXPN hide caption

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Natalie Prass On World Cafe

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"Sometimes it's really difficult to explain what an emotion is," Neko Case says. "Art and music and poetry and things like that are a way to attempt that." Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Neko Case's New Album Rose From Literal Ashes

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