10 songs you need in your life this week

A guide to the tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

Photographer G L Askew II
October 30, 2018
10 songs you need in your life this week


Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular order.

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Takeoff, "Last Memory"

Over a stacatto hymn-like beat, Takeoff and his ever-versatile flow — which he switches up three times — shine on his first solo effort "Last Memory."

Mih-Ty f. French Montana, "FYT"

Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign's collaborative project, MIH-TY, has gifted us with some truly beautiful, classic R&B vibes. "FYT," which also features French Montana, finds all of their vocals working seamlessly together.

Robyn, "beach2k20"

Robyn's futuristic high-life jam "beach2k20" sounds like elevator music on crack. Hit play for endless vacation vibes.


Smino, "L.M.F."

"L.M.F." is the welcome return of rapper Smino's melodic, nursury-rhyme-esque flow, this time taking the form of a happy, Lion King-themed single.

boygenius, "Ketchum, ID"

Electric folk supergroup boygenius (Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers) delivers some of the most mesmerizing three-part harmonies in "Ketchum, ID." Wait until the end to have your socks knocked off.

Matt Ox f. Key!, "Pull Up"

Matt Ox may be 13 years old, but he holds his own against Key! in "Pull Up," a twinkling, standout cut with a catchy flex-of-a-hook: "Drippin' in Margielas."


Jessica Pratt, "This Time Around"

Singer of delicate, guitar-picked tunes, Jessica Pratt sounds like she's melodically musing in an empty cathedral on her first single in four years, "This Time Around." Listen too closely and you might cry.

FweaGoJit, "Jump In Jump Out"

This is a crazy, flash-in-a-pan-type beat from innovative Miami producer FweaGoJit that builds on itself to create a delightful mix of sounds.

Key!, "It Get Better" (Ase Manual Remix)

New Jersey producer Ase Manual went all the way off on his remix of Key!'s "It Gets Better," giving the bpm a mighty shot of steroids, and late night club potential.


Eliza McCarthy, Mica Levi, "Diamond Gun" [extract]

Eliza McCarthy performs an excerpt from a dizzying piano composition by electronic producer and close Tirzah collaborator Mica Levi. It sounds lush and alive.


10 songs you need in your life this week