10 songs you need in your life this week
Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.
1. Blood Orange, "June 12th"
Dev Hynes blessed us with two new Blood Orange tracks this week. One of them, "June 12th," shimmers and billows as he reminds us: "you must love yourself."
2. Gunna, "Drippin'"
Gunna's "Drippin'" is what I'm gonna play when I'm getting ready to go out now, for the rest of my life. "That drip you couldn't even imagine / This drip it gon' make me a legend."
3. Girlpool, "Picturesong"
Girlpool and Dev Hynes worked together for "Picturesong," a moody mix of guitar and raw harmonies that, by the end, smears into a static hum.
4. Bbymutha, "Genesis"
Bbymutha gifted us something we didn't know we needed: her sex-positive gospel over Grimes's space-age classic, "Genesis." We just wish we had two more minutes of it.
6. Key Glock, "Russian Cream"
Memphis' Key Glock dropped a new mixtape this week and "Russian Cream," an icy swatch of a luxe lifestyle, is a standout.
5. Pabllo Vittar feat. Diplo, "Então Vai"
Pabllo Vittar's "Então Vai" is a triumph of rainbow bathing suits and hip-shaking beats. Only 2723619 days until summer!!!
7. Julia Michaels, "Heaven"
Julia Michaels' "Heaven" — a quiet, hypnosis-inducing banger — is trying really hard to make us ruin our lives by dating bad boys: "All good boys go to heaven / But bad boys bring Heaven to you."
8. LA Timpa, "2;ep1"
LA Timpa's newest, "2;ep1," plays out like a soundtrack to a surreal piece of performance art. The production pumps ominously like a heartbeat, and the Toronto artist growls: "Why you looking happy for?"
9. Half Waif, "Keep it Out"
Half Waif's "Keep it Out" is a hushed demonstration of grace — both in the vocals, which glide effortlessly, and in the visuals, which capture the strained push-and-pulls of a relationship.
10. Katie Dey, "data"
On "data," Katie Dey sings about wanting to go into the cloud — as in, the invisible network of servers in the sky. After listening to the stunning, piano-driven track ... I wanna go too.