10 songs you need in your life this week

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

Photographer Tara Darby
July 30, 2019
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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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Chance the Rapper f. MadeinTYO, Jeremih, "Hot Shower"

Chance the Rapper has managed to make the most Chance the Rapper song possible. Over rattly production from Smoke Ono, you can hear the smile on his face after every cheesy punchline. Dababy swoops in for another scene-stealing feature. —BC

Pabllo Vittar f. Charli XCX, "Flash Pose"

Brazilian drag star and performer Pabllo Vittar collabs with Charli XCX for a fun pop banger that strokes the narcissist in all of us. —SW

Rico Nasty, "Time Flies"

Rico Nasty returns to the sugar trap on “Time Flies.” Over twinkly production from Dee B, Rico ditches the screaming for singing, bittersweetly reflecting on her ascent to stardom. —BC

Burna Boy f. Serani, Jeremih, "Secret"

Burna Boy’s colossal project, African Giant, has made the Nigerian superstar’s presence felt worldwide. On the dreamy “Secret,” Serani steals the spotlight with a hook delivered in a powerful falsetto while Burna backs him up with his gravelly voice. —BC

Angel Olsen, "All Mirrors"

It feels possible to be swallowed up by Angel Olsen's new single, a giant, widescreen effort that cushions her distinctive vocals with swells of strings and synths; Please also witness the excellent melodrama of the video. —SW

Clairo, "Sofia"

Delightfully bouncy and full of beat switch-ups, "Sofia" is one of Clairo's most dynamic songs, reaching an emotional and sonic apex with a satisfying key change near the end. —SW

H.E.R., "21"

H.E.R. is celebrating the past year with the sweet video for “21,” a video scrapbook of her romantically singing about her accomplishments. —BC

Caroline Polacheck, "Ocean of Tears"

When you think Caroline Polacheck can't get better, she does. "Ocean of Tears" grazes true pop euphoria, the bass blasting in the background as her vocal slices through murky digitized production like a blade. —SW

Teejayx6, "Wells Fargo"

Teejayx6’s music will make you want to buy an RFID-blocking wallet. Rapping over a funky bass line, the teenage card-cracker expresses his disgust for people who wear rock fake Vans and cloudy diamonds while bragging about his latest cyber heists. —BC

Florist, "Celebration"

What begins as sensorial spoken word, Florist's "Celebration" soon surrenders its form for something more open-ended: the quiet rushing of a stream, chirping of birds, and the unhurried guitar picks of hard-earned peace. —SW

10 songs you need in your life this week