10 songs you need in your life this week

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

Photographer Zachary Chick
September 12, 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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FKA twigs f. Future, "holy terrain"

FKA twigs and Future lift the act of loving a woman up to god-fearing, benediction-receiving levels on the mystifying "holy terrain."

Grimes & i_o, "Violence"

Grimes and i_o's new song "Violence" is layers upon layers of gauzy electronic-pop with Grime's silvery voice piercing through like a rapier.

JPEGMAFIA, "Beta Male Strategies"

Over a sputtering melodic beat that fizzles into static and guitar halfway through, JPEGMAFIA calls out anonymous shit-posters and keyboard warriors using the same cryptic language they employ.

Angel Olsen, "Lark"

Fury simmers, bubbles, and boils roaringly over on Angel Olsen's "Lark," a 6-minute supernova-sized cathartic release with a very shoutalongable bridge: "Dream on, dream on, dream on!"

Charli XCX f. Yaeji, Clairo, "February 2017"

Allow Charli XCX, Clairo and Yaeji to bless your ears with the soft AutoTune boops, clinging bells, and whispery vocals on their new collab, "February 2017."

Mahalia f. Ella Mai, "What You Did"

Two powerful R&B icons team up for the fiery, call-out anthem "What You Did."

Mallrat, "Drive Me Round"

Wait for the beat drop on Mallrat's "Drive Me Round" for ultimate after-school-cruising-with-your-friends vibez.

Yves Tumor f. Hirakish, Napolian, ANTHEM, “Applaud”

Spikey guitar and drums make the bold declarations of desire on Yves Tumor's "Applaud" sound all the more precarious — maybe even in a good way.

Giant Swan, "55 Year Old Daughter"

Giant Swan's industrial-sounding "55 Year Old Daughter" feels like PC music but more dangerous.

Klein, "Claim It"

South London experimentalist Klein conjures into existence a damp fogscape, where people dance in the illuminated circles of street lamps.

10 songs you need in your life this week