10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love, in no particular order.

December 03, 2020
10 songs you need in your life this week

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


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"Caroline" — Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks sounds like a star on "Caroline," the latest song from the London musician and poet to position her as one of 2020's most promising young singer-songwriters.

“La Noche de Anoche” — Bad Bunny feat. Rosalía

For the duration of 2020, Bad Bunny has been He-Dont-Miss-Spongebob-Meme.JPEG personified. El Último Tour del Mundo, his third full-length project of the year, doesn't have a skip hiding anywhere in the tracklist, though his collaboration with Rosalía will have you especially locked in.

"Lucid" — Rina Sawayama

Sawayama said "Lucid" was written way back in 2018 with megaproducer BloodPop, but its big, bent top 40 sound wouldn't sound out of place in current day pop radio primetime. The Sawayama takeover moves one step closer.

"Shape Of It" — Ouri

Montreal singer and composer Ouri ventures out of the dreamy electronic music she is known for to create a breathtaking string-driven piece that's equal parts Björk, Phillip Glass, and 90s R&B. A richly rewarding left turn.

"Sweet Flaws" — Flohio

I keep waiting for a flaw to reveal itself on this standout track from the English rapper's debut mixtape No Panic No Pain. Whether you need an anthem for rejecting or overcoming your imperfections, this one has you covered.

"Captions" — Drakeo The Ruler

Written in jail before a surprise plea bargain secured his release, We Know the Truth picks up where the inimitable L.A. rapper left off two years ago. "Captions" is stuffed with the blunt, violent flexes that define Drakeo's bars, and contain one of his funniest ever: "I hit his goons with the Boomhauer, yeah, damnit Bobby!"

"Don" — D Double E and Skepta

A sinister, psychological-horrorcore beat is perfect for Skepta and fellow grime legend D Double E to assert their dominance while letting a fair bit of paranoia creep in.

"29" — Soul Glo

Kick the holiday season off right with some massive hardcore. The Philly band don't spare the Bad Brains influence on "29," but are skilled enough to through a few free jazzy curveballs to keep you on your toes.

"I Won't Forget" — Logic1000

When quarantine is over, a brand new virus is probably going to pop up in one of the thousands of sweaty, fluid-filled raves that pop up around the world. Never mind, though: it'll be worth it if I get to hear the unbridled euphoria of "I Won't Forget" at one of them.

"Soft Spot" — Claud

Claud is starting to seem like a pretty canny first signing for Phoebe Bridgers' label Saddest Factory. "Soft Spot" is a warm, comforting slice of puppy-love indie-pop with more than enough textures to have you savoring the repeat listens.

10 songs you need in your life this week