10 songs you need in your life this week
Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.
BlocBoy JB & Drake, "Look Alive"
BlocBoy JB and Drake linked up in Memphis and the result, "Look Alive," is a banger that's full of standout lines like: "I'ma spray 'em just like fuh-breeze."
Mount Kimbie and King Krule, "Turtle Neck Man"
In this short but effective collab, King Krule spews glorious spoken word over bubbling and rich Mount Kimbie production. The mid-winter pick-me-up we didn't know we needed!
SOB X RBE feat. Kendrick Lamar, Zacari, "Paramedic!"
The Black Panther soundtrack finally dropped and we're stuck on this SOB X RBE cut filled with sirens and bells. "SOB X RBE and TDE came through!"
Chloe x Halle, "The Kids Are Alright"
The production behind "The Kids Are Alright" may be simple, but add Chloe x Halle's stunning, complex harmonies and you've got something that shines.
Mereba, "Black Truck"
Marian Mereba's voice on "Black Truck" will wrap around you like a blanket, and the 9th Wonder-produced beat will dance underneath your feet.
Na-Kel Smith, "STOP HATING START TRYING"
There are many things we like about pro skater Na-Kel Smith's exuberant "STOP HATING START TRYING": 1. "My jewelry so cold my shit on Frozone." 2. The little Zelda flutes.
Iceage, "Catch It"
Iceage's "Catch It" begins like a lazy rock track that suddenly goes full-throttle in the last minute or so — hit play for an exhilarating ride.
YBN Nahmir, "Bounce Out With That"
Birmingham's YBN Nahmir just dropped his latest snack-sized track, "Bounce Out With That," and it packs a lot of heat into just one minute and 37 seconds.
Mr Real feat. Idowest, Obadice, "Legbegbe"
Mr Real's "Legbegbe" is the joyous and utterly danceable track spinning afropop on its head. And we can't help but smile when he starts counting up from iPhone 1 to iPhone 8.
Anna Burch, "Belle Isle"
Anna Burch's "Belle Isle" is romantic and lovely, and at centerstage are her vocals that wind through sweet memories of a love she can't forget.