10 songs you need in your life this week

A guide to the tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

September 25, 2018
10 songs you need in your life this week

Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular order.


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Lana Del Rey, "Venice Bitch"

As Lana said herself, it's the end of summer; drive around for 10 minutes and lose yourself in electric guitar and her lovely melancholia.

Yaeji, "One More"

Another pulsating club banger of smokey house rhythms and half-whispered vocals by Yaeji. I wanna rave until four in the morning to this.

Christine and the Queens, "Goya Soda"

The way Christine and the Queens emphatically exclaims "Goya! Soda!" in this song's hook has made me replay this sparkling pop track too many times to count.

Young Thug ft. Elton John, "High"

Listening to Young Thug and Elton John both triumphantly sing "I'm a rocket man" brings an endorphin rush of emotions to the heart, and a tear to my eye.

Emtee ft. S’Villa & Snymaan, “Abantu”

Emtee is shepherding South African trap to the rest of the world. "Abantu," his latest single with S'Villa and Snymaan has a hook that runs over itself multiple times. It's pretty crazy and it's something I want more to hear more of.

DJ Chap, "Battle For Paradise"

DJ Chap's "Battle For Paradise" is Imogen Heap if she made Kingdom Hearts theme music: dazzling, with the kaleidoscopic vocals refracting in a million different directions.

Molly Burch, "To The Boys"

When Molly Burch sings, in her slightly exaggerated vocal, "This is my voice," it is hard to tell if she's serious or a little jokey. But her peculiar brand of soft rock, and this song's message, makes me not care because it's so good.

Dijon, "Nico's Red Truck"

Dijon's special brand of Americana is warm, dripping globs of time-softened imagery that you'll want to submerge yourself in. His newest, more westward-facing single "Nico's Red Truck" is no exception.

Marie Davidson, "Work It"

Marie Davidson's maniacally brilliant experimental club track "Work It" is a late capitalism banger. "Work to be a winner!"

Bhad Bhabie ft. Lil Baby, "Geek'd"

What can I say — the song is good!! And the Baby x 2 combo works well here.

10 songs you need in your life this week