1. Here's to hoping the rest of Drake's Views is even half as summery as the Wizkid-featuring, Kyla- and Crazy Cousinz-sampling "One Dance." We could use a little sunshine right now.
2. Speaking of sunshine, buzz-rap's brightest, D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty, have a new track together. "Broccoli" is a total day-maker, featuring woozy bars, staccato keys, and not much else.
3. On "Glowed Up," Montreal producer Kaytranada's new 99.9% single, Anderson .Paak sounds at home over Kay's warm synths and syncopated beats. As if we needed another reason to be excited for this record.
4. Adult Jazz linking with Tri Angle Records makes a lot of sense to us—even more once we heard "Eggshell," the gorgeous, sonically unhinged first single off the U.K. band's new mini-album.
5. Kilo Kish embraces her theatrical side on "Hello Lakisha," an intricately arranged standout from her new album, Reflections in Real Time. It reminds us of Belle and Sebastian—in the best way.
6. PnB Rock's latest banger "No Time" is joy-filled and ready for radio. Feel like we can hear his playful, sped-up cadence emanating from cars with their windows down already.
7. Last month, Mal Devisa quietly released one of the year's most powerful records. It drifts effortlessly between arrestingly simple folk-y stuff and high-energy raps, and "Live Again" is the former—just bass guitar and that world-swallowing voice. Turns out that's enough.
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Lead image: Kaytranada by Alexandra Gavillet, PnB Rock by Jimmy Fontaine, Drake by Mark Peckmezian