10 songs you need in your life this week
Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.
A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean, "Purity"
A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean and a Lauryn Hill sample merge to create "Purity." Featuring decelerated vocals and plucky guitar, it is vulnerable, soft, and easily the best track off Testing.
Pusha-T, Rick Ross, "Hard Piano"
Pusha-T recruited Rick Ross for "Hard Piano," a title that does right by the track's incessantly tough-sounding background melody.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie ft. Davido, "Way Too Fly"
Someone on YouTube wrote, "If I walk in a corner store I better hear this," referring to this new A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Davido track. I agree.
Fog Lake, "california"
It can be disconcerting to first hear Fog Lake's tin-can-on-a-string vocals against richly textured piano and guitar, but as "california" goes on, the contrast morphs into something uniquely beautiful and bittersweet.
MIKE, "Time Ain't Enough"
MIKE's "Time Ain't Enough" is a raw and warm offering, adorned plainly with the rapper's train-of-thought mutterings, voice memo clippings, and fuzzy keyboard and horns.
Downtown Boys, "Fotos Y Recuerdos"
Downtown Boys brought their scrappy punk energy to Selena's "Fotos Y Recuerdos," and the result is an energetic tribute to a classic.
Jennifer Castle, "Grim Reaper"
With its swells of violin and whispery vocals, Jennifer Castle's "Grim Reaper" adds up to a quiet and frank meditation on death.
Dasychira ft. Embaci, "Talons"
Electronic artist Dasychira and singer Embaci reunite for the truly psychotic "Talons," an avant-pop stunner that sounds like falling in love in The Matrix.
Clairo's "B.O.M.D.," with its playful PC Music-adjacent production, is a sweet, dreamy bop.
Emotional Oranges, "Motion"
Emotional Oranges summon sultry motel glam vibes in the video for their laid-back R&B cut, "Motion." Gaudy wallpaper and retro furnishings have never looked so enticing.