Ariana Grande, "get well soon"
Over simple piano and elevator dings, Ariana Grande crafts a loving message of recovery on “get well soon,” which serves doubly as an emotionally uplifting album closer, and a statement that the popstar is here to stay.
Young Thug ft. Gunna, "Chains Choking Me"
Young Thug and Gunna are at the top of their game on "Chains Choking Me," with Thug's creaky adlibs and Gunna's melodic delivery coming together as delightful complements.
Kaytranada, "Kiss of Life" (Sade remix)
Kaytranada dropped an upbeat and jazzed-out rework of "Kiss of Life," somehow making this Sade classic even more irresistible.
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus as Boygenius, "Me & My Dog"
This part from "Me & My Dog" hurts my chest in the most masochistic, best way: "I wanna be emaciated, I wanna hear one song without thinking of you / I wish I was on a spaceship, just me and my dog and an impossible view."
The 1975, "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME"
My coworkers and I agree that The 1975's latest track is heavy Hellogoodbye vibes in that it brings me delightfully back to the autotuned joys of mid-aughts pop.
Z Money ft. Valee, "Still Got Money"
Though Z Money and Valee share the same "Womp-Womp"-reminiscent rhythm here, they still manage to flex their own styles: Valee's is more like a dance, and Z Money like a chilled-out swagger.
Christine and the Queens, "5 Dollars"
Christine and the Queens will make all of your kink dreams come true in this lowkey horny bop that doesn't sound sexually charged but it totally, and gloriously, is.
Kurt Vile, "Loading Zones"
"Loading Zones," filled with Kurt Vile's signature windy storytelling and electric guitar work, is a captivating return for the artist's first solo song in three years.
BbyMutha, "Janis Ian Dyke"
If any one of you ever questioned whether BbyMutha has BDE, let "Janis Ian Dyke" be the one to put that all to rest. She does — in overwhelming, neck-stomping quantities.
Kodie Shane, "Sing To Her"
The mischievous edge that lives in Kodie Shane's flow effectively bumps the sensual factor of "Sing To Her" up a thousand notches, and I can't get enough!