10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

Photographer Elizabeth Weinberg
June 18, 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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Bad Bunny, Myke Towers, "Estamos Arriba"

Bad Bunny and fellow Puerto Rican rapper Myke Towers deliver verses that flow seamlessly together, creating an addicting contrast between the song’s confident lyrics and their emotional vocals. Try to get “'tamo' arriba, ey” out of your head. —Ava Trilling

Lil Keed f. Young Thug, "Million Dollar Mansion"

Rising star Lil Keed hooks up with his ATLien mentor Young Thug on this P’ierre Bourne-produced gem. —Amani Marshall

Sleater-Kinney, "The Future Is Here"

Sleater-Kinney is back with “The Future Is Here.” The '80s sounding track has a groovy bass and synth combo as it comments on getting lost in today’s technology. —AT

Raphael Saadiq f. Rob Bacon, “Something Keeps Calling”

Raphael Saadiq bears a heavy heart on this soulful Rob Bacon-assisted single about the pressures of desire. —AM

Burna Boy, "Anybody"

The temperature is heating up and Burna Boy is here to melt it all down with his fiery dance-anthem, "Anybody." —AM

Kindness f. Jazmine Sullivan, "Hard To Believe"

Kindness pleads with a lover on this Jazmine Sullivan and Sampha-assisted track to deliver a genuine message: “Give me your love, not your diamonds or paycheck." —AM

Vybz Kartel f. Squash, "Beat Dem Bad"

The variety of melodies and quick flow change-ups on dancehall king Vybz Kartel’s “Beat Dem Bad” make the club-ready track a perfect candidate for a beach bash. —AT

Black Belt Eagle Scout, "At the Party"

Black Belt Eagle Scout’s Katherine Paul delivers hums and oooh’s that melt into the mellow drums, creating a foggy, subdued mesh of pretty sounds. —AT

Crumb, "Jinx"

Crumb's "Jinx" is delicate and hazy with harmonies and the surreal repeated lyric, “We all get lost but we all come back." It's comforting at first, but ends hauntingly: “Don’t take me with you." —AT

DJDS, Dijon, "Magic Loop"

After working on Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam,” electronic duo DJDS is back for an a capella-backed bop with crooner Dijon that's magical-sounding enough to sneak onto your latest playlist. —AM

10 songs you need in your life this week