10 songs you need in your life this week

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

Photographer Renata Raksha
May 16, 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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ScHoolboy Q f. 21 Savage, "Floating"

ScHoolboy Q and 21 Savage creep over a plinking piano, waxing poetic about the aerodynamic effects of consuming illicit substances.

Charli XCX f. Lizzo, "Blame It On Your Love"

Charli XCX revamped the otherworldly-sounding "Track 10" from Pop 2 for her new collab with Lizzo, "Blame It On Your Love." Now, it's a lovelorn, beach party burner.

Charly Bliss, "Camera"

Charly Bliss got their credit card stolen and all we got was this breezy banger about the frustrating illusion of seeing ghosts from the past.

Queen Key, 'Gimme $"

Queen Key is at her best when she's brash, unapologetic, and trashing the fuck outta men.

D'Prince f. Rema, "Lavida"

Rema is one of Nigeria's promising new stars. His magnetic presence, and distinctive vocals on his collaboration with the more established D'Prince is a good indication of why.

Stef Chura f. Will Toledo, "Sweet Sweet Midnight"

A painfully sweet, sweet song about a friend who died. Stef Chura's spindly and wandering vocals compliment Will Toledo's grittier wails very nicely.

Holly Herndon, "SWIM"

Acclaimed Berlin-based musician Holly Herndon made her newest album with help from AI, which "SWIM" proves can also sound (feel?) lonely, yearning, and warm.

Jamila Woods, "BASQUIAT"

The loose, freeform poetics of Jamila Wood's jazzy, soulful music takes colorful and urgent form on "Basquiat."

Juiceboxxx, "Coinstar"

This song makes me happy, for some reason.

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Curren$y, LNDN DRGS & Jay Worthy, "Payback"

Very good use of The Stylistic's "Pay Back Is A Dog" here.

10 songs you need in your life this week