10 songs you need in your life this week

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

Photographer Lauren Gesswein
July 17, 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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Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens, "Gone"

Charli XCX and Chris are a match made in heaven. The A. G. Cook-produced “Gone,” built over a pounding bassline, has the two come together for a monumental collaboration in which they empower themselves and take control of their lives. —BC

Blood Orange f. Project Pat, Gangsta Boo, Tinashe, "Gold Teeth"

Fresh off his new album, Angel’s Pulse, Blood Orange delivers slow, synthy grooves on “Gold Teeth.” Project Pat, Gangsta Boo, and Tinashe back him up with smooth melodies and rough flows. —AT

Jenny Hval, "Ashes To Ashes"

Over up-tempo and vibrant electronic production, Norwegian singer Jenny Hval sings beautifully about a burial and dreams about fucking and playing instruments. —BC

(Sandy) Alex G, "Hope"

(Sandy) Alex G places down another piece of his House of Sugar puzzle with “Hope,” a track that dances with peculiar guitar riffs, vocal layers, and ominous lyrics. —AT

BLACK KRAY, YSB OG, Yung Lean, Bladee, "Famous"

“Famous” is a portal back to the golden age of cloud rap, connecting the old and new. Yung Lean, Bladee and Black Kray seamlessly meld their mumbled verses together over a spaced out, playful beat. —BC

dvsn, "In Between"

Two years since their last release, dvsn breaks their silence. On “In Between,” the duo no longer want “anything in between” him and his lover. Maybe summertime romance isn’t all that bad. —BC

Whitney, "Valleys"

Whitney’s latest, “Valleys (My Love),” is a folky, sweet single about a love that seems to be drifting apart. “I feel like I'm holding on to a place in your heart that's long gone” he sings. —AT

Four Tet, "Dreamer"

On “Dreamer,” Four Tet layers light toy-like melodies over rattling percussion that seem to build toward something larger until the track mysteriously ends on a long drawn-out note. —BC

Sampa The Great, "OMG"

Zambian-Australian rapper Sampa The Great lights up her new track “OMG” with funky percussion and speedy verses. —AT

Jay Som, "Tenderness"

Jay Som’s latest single is the softly-sung, R&B-influenced “Tenderness.” With its seductive essence, it’s just as tender as it names itself to be. —AT

10 songs you need in your life this week