10 songs you need in your life this week
Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.
1. Drake, "God's Plan"
2. (Sandy) Alex G, "Fay"
(Sandy) Alex G mysteriously dropped "Fay" a couple days ago and while we have no context for the song, we're still thankful for it. It's the kind of floaty, soft rock ballad that's perfect for a slow morning, or the end of a hard night.
3. J. Balvin, Jeon, Anitta, "Machika"
The feature-loaded "Machika" is a truly a powerhouse. J. Balvin, Jeon, and Brazilian singer Anitta turn this Mad Max-esque single into some living beast that growls and leaps with every verse.
4. Alice Glass, "CEASE AND DESIST"
Alice Glass' latest, the aggressively all-capped "CEASE AND DESIST" gloriously explodes and abruptly rescinds in the span of 1 minute and 54 seconds. Produced by the great noise artist Dreamcrusher, it's probably the shortest moment of chaotic euphoria I've ever audibly experienced, and you should too.
5. Young Fathers, "In My View"
Mercury Prize-winning trio Young Fathers released the "In My View" visuals a couple days ago and we can't stop watching (or listening.) If you're looking for something otherworldly, a little mysterious, but absolutely beautiful, you've found it.
6. Hayley Kiyoko, "Curious"
What else can we say about Hayley Kiyoko except that she's amazing for always depicting queer love so absolutely and unabashed? "Curious" does this well, and includes an awesome dance break, feat. an amazing retro fit.
7. Sunflower Bean, "Crisis Fest"
Sunflower Bean's "Crisis Fest" sounds like rock that's longtime gone, before you're reminded that no, it still exists and is better than ever. The NYC trio's song, coupled with the vintage visuals, will have you putting on your dancing shoes and party until the sun comes up.
8. Leven Kali ft. Syd, "Do U Wrong"
9. JPEGMAFIA, "Real Nega"
Play JPEGMAFIA's "Real Nega" if not to only hear the beat which, I say, is verifiably *insane.* You'll want to replay to catch some wild lines comparing Lena Dunham to a gun, but you didn't hear that from us.
10. Slauson Malone, "Fade ii (Mystery of Love)"
A master at mixing disparate audio elements together, Jasper Marsalis of Standing on the Corner, also known as Slauson Malone, released "Fade ii (Mystery of Love) last week and it slaps. You'll want to turn the volume up to this funky beat that gurgles and burps its way through an intoxicating sample of Kanye's "Fade."