10 songs you need in your life this week

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

Photographer Steven Brahms
January 25, 2019
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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Vampire Weekend, "Harmony Hall"

Six years later, Vampire Weekend drops their most Vampire Weekend-sounding song, proving that their signature joyful and warm aura will never get old.

Blueface f. YG, "Thotiana" (Remix)

If Blueface tells me to "Bust down Thotiana" I will bust down, and my name is now Thotiana!

jonatan leandoer127, "Psycho's in Charge"

jonatan leandoer127, aka Yung Lean's experimental alias, blooms outward into soft, rushing guitar as the backdrop to his raw vocals —and it really, really works.

Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst, "Didn't Know What I Was in For"

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst team up for maximum emotion-wringing which, in "Didn't Know What I Was in For," comes through in Bridgers' signature diaristic punch.

Sada Baby, "Honest"

Sada Baby is hanging with his haters' kids, and pulls out some crazy bars to boast about that: "Your daughter love a nigga more than Barbie dolls / And your son love a nigga more than action figures."

Lauv, Troye Sivan, "i'm so tired..."

Lauv's and Troye Sivan's voices complement each other extremely well, making "i'm so tired" a seamless, replay-able pop song.

American Football f. Hayley Williams, "Uncomfortably Numb"

Emo long-stays American Football recruits Hayley Williams for a glowing and tender new song about the pains of growing up.

Boogie f. 6LACK, "Skydive II"

Sobering and beautiful, Boogie and 6LACK's "Skydive II" feels like a prayer, too, asking Father Time for some more moments on Earth.

Julia Jacklin, "Pressure To Party"

Julia Jacklin's songwriting feels too big for conventional structures. Her latest bursts with rambley pent-up energy, a 3-minute-long head-thrashing confession.

LSDXOXO, "Rockstar69"

A supercharged, supernatural club track courtesy of LSDXOXO to start you off on your weekend. You're welcome.

10 songs you need in your life this week