10 songs you need in your life this week

A guide to the tracks we love right now.

January 18, 2019
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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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Ariana Grande, "7 rings"

Whosever flow this is....Ariana bodies it on her money-throwing new single "7 rings."

James Blake, "Assume Form"

James Blake sings about gathering the bits of him floating in the ether to finally assemble himself into an accessible being. With the plinky, out-of-sync, piano, the song also feels like an exercise in deconstruction, and construction again.

Future, "Goin Dummi"

Future leans into his playful side on this irresistible Wheezy-produced track, and it's really good. "Everything we do, we goin dummi!"

Toro y Moi, "New House"

This sparse, and subdued Toro y Moi track "New House" is heavily resonating with my current feelings of winter isolation, and existence burn-out.

Sharon Van Etten, "No One's Easy To Love"

The way the verses build into the chorus, and the twinkly, looping guitar, make this one of Sharon Van Etten's most blissed out, utterly euphoric compositions.

YNW Melly, "City Girls"

YNW Melly makes a case for himself on this melodic, positive-leaning cut from his new record We All Shine.

Nardeydey, "FreeFalling"

There are layers, upon colorful layers to London musician Nardeydey's new dance-y song, each unraveling like a vibrant layer of gossamer.

Melii f. A Boogie wit da Hoodie, "HML"

Harlem rapper Melii teams up with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie for "HML," a bop made for throwin' it back.

Ambar Lucid, "Eyes"

Hazy and lush, this new song from New Jersey musician Ambar Lucid feels like summer love in a field of daisies.

Deerhunter, "Futurism"

Push back the layers of metaphor on Deerhunter's "Futurism" and you may find something bleak in its outlook. But it's all about dressing it up, and making it not sound so dreadful — an illusion Deerhunter masters here.

10 songs you need in your life this week