9 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

August 31, 2016
9 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week Dej Loaf: Alex Welsh, Young Thug: Kendrick Brinson, Dua Lipa: Arvida Bystrom, Ty Dolla $ign: Sam Balaban

1. Each wavy track on Young Thug's just-dropped No, My Name Is JEFFERY is named after one of Thug's (or Jeffery's) idols, and one of our faves is "RiRi," the certified jam on which Thug croons in his signature drawl: Love her vibe, love her vibe, she make me feel so nice. Makes us feel nice, too.


2. Cleveland Cavalier Iman Shumpert has been dropping Soundcloud loosies since last year's "Hotline Bling" remix. This week, after starring with girlfriend Teyana Taylor in Kanye's oily "Fade" video, he blessed us with "Glory," a rap track that samples the Yeah Yeah Yeahs's "Heads Will Roll."

3. Burgeoning pop star and GEN F alum Dua Lipa's new song, "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)," is a soaring take on the classic self-love kiss off anthem. Tell me I'm too crazy/ you can't tame me, the London singer belts. Tell me I have changed/ but I'm the same me inside.


4. Ty Dolla $ign — whose Campaign arrives September 23 — shared his sexy, glitchy, Ex Machina-like video for the equally sexy "Zaddy,", which was produced by Ty, Frank Dukes and Jahaan Sweet.

5. In the video for "Your Number," Ayo Jay invites all of us to a block party that is going to be "lit." After listening to this song, we kindly accept that invitation.

6. Dej Loaf put her own spin on Erykah Badu's "Phone Down," and like pretty much everything Dej does, it goes.


7. Do you believe in love at first sight? It appears Nigerian production duo Legendury Beatz do, because they released a breezy number called "L.A.F.S. (Love At First Sight)" to soundtrack your end of summer dance parties, and bring sexy back for real.

8. Swedish dream-pop legends The Radio Dept. are putting out their first album in six years. Today they surprise dropped "Swedish Guns," a politically charged song off the October release, Running Out Of Love, about the Swedish arms industry, and the world's general, unacceptable violence.

9. We're waiting with bated breath for Norwegian singer-composer Jenny Hval's incredibly named Blood Bitch. I wake up high/ high on madness, goes "Conceptual Romance," a ridiculously good album highlight which just arrived with a joyfully strange video.

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