11 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

October 21, 2015

1. On the third single off his just-released Rumors, rising dancehall singer Kranium has "Stamina," more proof that he's not just a one-hit wonder.

2. The new Sophie song is fun, like if Carly Rae Jepsen hit the studio after drinking a two-liter bottle of expired Surge, but it doesn't bop as hard as "Vroom Vroom," the producer's long-time-coming collab with Charli XCX.


3. There are a lot of ideas on Chairlift's big new comeback single "Ch-Ching"—come for Caroline Polachek's sweet vocals and songwriting, stay for the band's thickly layered instruments.

4. When Richie Woods mumbles I want Buffalo '66 vhs with you in my bed on the hopelessly drowsy "Wendy," it seems like a really great plan, even if it's basically just the lo-fi version of Netflix & Chill.


5. So what if we are four months late to this, A'Won Boyz so-called "New Age West African" remix of Future's suspension-wrecking "Commas" is about to fuck up our winter.

6. London songwriter Nao isn't the only vocalist with a song called "Bad Blood," but she is the only with a cadence idiosyncratic enough to turn the word "koo-koo" into a chils-inducing mini vocal run. And she makes it sound effortless.

7. For "Meditations," the new joint under his Babyfather alias, which may or may not be named after that Sade song, Dean Blunt linked with inimitable composer Arca for a sort of zoned-out, heartbeat-paced lullaby that crackles in all the right places.


8. 's "Kamikaze," which is produced by her now-frequent collaborator Diplo, is a charming, feel-great comedown after a summer dominated by "Lean On."

9. The mostly mysterious A. Chal has been releasing new music at a deliberately slow drip, so when "Vibe W/U" turned up in our Soundcloud feed we hit pause immediately on whatever else we were listening. Just tryna vibe w/u, you know?

10. Skilled lyricist Nick Grant teamed-up with Cyhi The Prynce for "Royalty," the Damon Thomas-produced, old-school-channeling rap song:Who you think the billboard's built for?


11. Olympia punks G.L.O.S.S.—which stands for Girls Living Outside Society's Shit—turned up in the press this week because humans are shitty. Luckily, it's prompting new listeners to check out their great 2015 debut demo, and we want to do that, too: listen to "Outcast Stomp," a loose-screw, guttural rock song that sounds like a catharsis, especially if you've ever felt like a weirdo.

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