10 songs you need in your life this week

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

Photographer Francesco Nazardo
August 27, 2019
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, "The Greatest"

Lana Del Rey has always been good at articulating the anxieties plaguing a generation. On "The Greatest," she sums it up best: "The culture is lit and if this is it, I had a ball."

Young Thug, Gunna, "Hot"

Over a triumphant, brain-rattling Wheezy beat, Thug and protégé Gunna make their claims on history — and earn them.

The 1975, "People"

Multiple listens later, it'll become clear that The 1975's wake-up call is too urgent to ignore, and that "girls, food, gear" will be the tattoo of the next decade.

Taylor Swift, "The Man"

Maybe all of Taylor Swift's problems would be fixed if she was a man, but the bangers absolutely wouldn't be hitting this hard.

Missy Elliott, "Throw It Back"

Over a decade into her career, Missy Elliott is still changing the game. Do yourself a favor and watch "Throw It Back"'s excellent video.

Vince Staples, "So What"

Vince Staples continues to prove that two-minutes is sufficient for something to feel complete and insightful.

Jay Som, "Anak Ko"

On Jay Som's "Anak Ko" — tagalog for "my child," — shuffling percussion gets washed under by waves of glitched-out guitar gauze, building into a hair-raising coda.

Raphael Saadiq, "My Walk"

Incredibly, the frizzed-out distorted bass on "My Walk," sounds beautifully against Saadiq's warm, crackling vocals.

Eartheater, "High Tide"

Eartheater's newest sounds so weightless it feels capable of floating off the planet; its emotional, shouted bridge grounds it.

Mariah the Scientist, "Reminders"

Atlanta singer Mariah the Scientist is a force to be reckoned with in the video for "Reminders," which gave me #BBHMM teas and bittersweet end-of-summer vibes.

10 songs you need in your life this week