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15 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

March 21, 2017

1. More Life is here. “Passionfruit," like all good Drake songs, has a distinct color. This one is a cool, sweet, deep purple.

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2. Accompanied by a gorgeous, pink-tinted music video, the new one from Perfume Genius, "Slip Away," is positively grand — fuller and fiercer than ever before.

3. "I flaunt it, I bought it/ I talk it, I walk it," Chief Keef lilts on Mike Will Made It's sweet and triumphant "Come Down," which also features Rae Sremmurd. It's a super early contender for song of the summer.

4. Feist's comeback begins with the somber but delicious “Pleasure," a song about the way mystery is wrapped up in desire. "Get what I want/ and still it's a mysterious thing," she sings, her croon as inimitable as ever.

5. Khalid's smartphone-themed pick-up track “Location” got a lil' remix with Lil Wayne and Kehlani; now "drop me a pin" sounds even sexier.

6. "We're Elegant/Intelligent (We're Not Dumb)" is the English translation of the furious-sounding new track from Downtown Boys, “Somos Chullas (No Somos Pendejas)." This one is all guts.

7. The Two Of Us is NOT an album, insist Chloe x Halle. The tracklist-less stream is also "maybe not a mixtape," either — just 25 minutes of celestial, Beyoncé-inspired R&B-pop.

8. A relationship on its last licks of heat won't last, but this explosive Tinashe song called “Flame,” about rescuing love, probably will. 🔥

9. The twitchy, funky "Glass Flows,” featuring Ravyn Lenae, is probably the most genuinely unusual song off Smino's just-dropped album, blkswn. "What sorcery is this!!!" one SoundCloud user wondered.

10. The opener of Anohni's Paradise EP, "In My Dreams," is striking: her heavenly vocals come behind a rumbling — a signal that something huge is afoot.

11. "Tell me what would you do/ If I took my love away?" asks R&B trio THR3EE on "Work For It," a confrontational near-breakup jam designed for dancing with your pals .

12. XHOSA started writing “Let Me Go” on a Megabus to Pittsburgh. It's a '90s R&B-indebted track that moves forward with a buzzy, resilient energy.

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13. Yves Tumor's brilliant electronic sensibilities shine on PAN's new compilation of ambient music. "Limerance" is his gentle and passionate-feeling contribution.

14. With narcotic vocals and anxious riffs, WALL's nightmarish “River Mansion," one of the band's excellent final recordings, sounds like a cloud about to burst.

15. Couldn't help but include more More Life: young talent Jorja Smith takes things to soulful levels on "Get It Together," while Drake exhibits a toned-down version of his trademark melancholia.

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