Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular order.
Nicki Minaj, "Barbie Tingz"
Nicki Minaj is back with "Barbie Tingz," and, over a simple bouncing beat, effortlessly reminds us that she's still running the game.
Black Dresses, "Go Inside"
Black Dresses's "Go Inside" is the kind of sound collage that we need right now. It's kind of lo-fi, kind of rap, kind of punk — and really, really catchy.
Janelle Monáe, "I Like That"
Janelle Monáe goes classic R&B on "I Like That," a groovy new track that also finds her employing some sort of cool voice distorter on the hook.
Princess Nokia, "Your Eyes Are Bleeding"
Princess Nokia channels the hyper-emotional feels of 2000s emo on "Your Eyes Are Bleeding," an over-enunciated, head-bopping mini-masterpiece.
Wet's newest is built on a delicate balance of orchestral strings and quiet murmurs. Add in Kelly Zutrau's clear vocals, and you get what feels like cool water washing over your body.
Creek Boyz, " Boss Right Now"
Baltimore's Creek Boyz want to spread self-empowerment on their latest, "Boss Right Now." The hook — which features their now-signature chorus of overlapping, joyous voices — feels especially inspiring.