6 things to listen to, watch, read, and play this weekend

ā€œStranger starts with an unstoppable pair of singles in the swirling ā€˜Smoke Signalsā€™ and the albumā€™s most upbeat moment, ā€˜Motion Sickness.ā€™ The former indicates an album that couldā€™ve gone a much different way: Two clicks slicker and a bit of a dance beat, and it might be a mainstream hit ballad for someone like Ellieā€¦