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    & - "Vacation"

    & is the solo alias of The Neighbourhood lead singer Jesse Rutherford, and it's a chance for him to explore a style outside of the full-bodied alternative sound of his band. The Neighbourhood has always had a hip-hop edge, but with &, Jesse embraces that fully with a more minimal vibe. On "Vacation," Jeremy Rocwell provides a laid-back beat anchored by a piano riff, and Jesse's half-sung vocals and heartfelt lyrics melt into it.

    “This song is dedicated to my friend Cole & his family,” Jesse says. “His mother, Franny, just lost her life to cancer.” You can donate to help out Cole's family here.–Jacob Moore