10 songs you need in your life this week
A guide to the tracks we love right now. In no particular order.
The Carters, "Nice"
Has there been a more iconic line than when Beyoncé said "If I gave two fucks about streaming numbers / Would have put Lemonade up on Spotify"? The answer is no.
Troye Sivan ft. Ariana Grande, "Dance To This"
Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande delivered this infectious lil bop last week for all of your candlelight dance sessions.
Rico Nasty, "Countin' Up"
Kenny Beats and Rico went crazy on this one. I'm positive that if you memorized all the words to this track you'd gain superpowers.
Suicideyear ft. Georgia, "Days Forever"
Suicideyear teamed up with vocalist Georgia to drop off a dense thicket of stretched out synths and instrumentation, expansive and endless.
All sugar and no spice, this sweet SOPHIE cut comes with a hyperactive hook that will burrow deep into your head and never leave.
Jay Rock ft. SZA, "Redemption"
Jay Rock's introspective lyrics, SZA's plaintive vocals and an interpolating Guy sample mingle beautifully in this uplifting, standout cut from Rock's album Redemption.
Mura Masa ft. Octavian, "Move Me"
Octavian's cheeky adlibs seal the deal for me in this tropics-tinged Mura Masa joint.
The first half of EMPATH's "Polyfoam" builds up an oversaturation of noise before tearing that away in the second half, leaving a chills-inducing clarinet solo to send you on your way out.
Lotic strikes a delicate balance between chaos and healing in "Solace," a new track that finds the singer telling themselves that "It's gon' be okay, hang in there."
Chaka Khan, "Like Sugar"
Chaka Khan's first song in a decade will be your funk reprieve when it gets too hot to dance at the block party.