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10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love, in no particular order.

10 songs you need in your life this week

Throughout the week, The FADER highlights the songs we can't get enough of. Every Monday, we round them up in one post with excerpts of their write-ups. Here they are, in no particular order.

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"Wrong For It" – Obongjayar feat. Nubya Garcia

"On 'Wrong For It' the Nigerian-born, London-raised vocalist offers up a moment of support to the anxious." – DR

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“In The Dark” – MISZCZYK feat. Lætitia Sadler
"Ptolemaea" – Ethel Cain

Cain plunges into the cosmic malevolence that was previously simmering just beneath the surface of her goth-folk-rock debut Preacher's Daughter. Her nightmarish duet amidst a furnace of industrial noise is unsettling and brilliant.

"Purple Hearts" – Kendrick Lamar feat. Summer Walker and Ghostface Killah

Lamar spends much of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers categorically rejecting the mantle of "hip-hop's savior" that's been thrust upon him. "Purple Hearts" gives him an opportunity to loosen that hard line in service of a love song. "If God be the source then I am the plug talkin'" he raps on the hook before Summer Walker and Ghostface Killah expands on the theme's complexities both mundane ("Now if it's love, I deserve to get some head on a balcony," Walker coos) and the cosmic (on his feature, Ghostface arguably surpasses Lamar on his own track: "While I'm crying, I clean the feet of the sweet Jesus / Dreams, visions get blurry of the Elohim.")

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10 songs you need in your life this week