Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular order.
Earl Sweatshirt f. Standing On The Corner, "Ontheway!"
People in the YouTube comment section are freaking out about the instrumental shift at 1:22. I cannot blame them as it truly is a transcendent moment.
Natti Natasha, "Me Gusta"
La Baby — the nickname for Natti Natasha, who's dominating reggaeton right now — has shared a hip-rolling new single about the naughty thrills of being a side chick.
Key!, Kenny Beats, "Nothin"
Power rapper-producer duo Key! and Kenny Beats bringing us from-the-heart wails, over a sprinting, bouncy beat.
Ravyn Lenae, "The Night Song"
Chicago's Ravyn Lenae brings sultry groove and self-confidence back to the getting-ready ritual with "The Night Song." "Got my edges on tight, it's a party tonight."
Meek Mill, "Championships"
Meek Mill crafts a poignant, vulnerable, and honest moment on "Championships," one that's only further bolstered by maximalist saxophone and his emphatic delivery.
The 1975, "I Always Want To Die (Sometimes)"
Sometimes, a song will come along and really speak to your soul about living in this day and age. This one, so gently touching and sad, is almost absurdly relatable.
Toro y Moi, "Ordinary Pleasure"
Only Toro y Moi could bring an underwater, spacey, disco-themed, pleasure-centering dystopia to life and have it make complete sense.
Lexie Liu, "Sleep Away"
88rising's newest signee, Lexie Liu, masterfully blends Mandarin, English, and silk-smooth down-tempo beats for the mesmerizing "Sleep Away."
Little Simz, "101FM"
The jingling, swishy beat shines on U.K. rapper Little Simz' touching and nostalgic new single.
Mason Ramsey, "White Christmas"
BONUS SONG. All the thoughts the office had while watching Mason Ramsey's Christmas song: 1. Drop the skincare routine. 2. Wow, he's been working on his vocal control!! 3. This is the cutest shit we've ever seen.