10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

Photographer Kennedi Carter
October 08, 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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Travis Scott, "Highest In The Room"

Whistling synths and intense piano color Travis Scott's blazed fantasy, one that builds toward a rumbling, soul-leaving apex. —SW

Angel Olsen, "Summer"

Organic folk instrumentation provides the backdrop for the gut-wrenching flutter of Angel Olsen’s voice on “Summer,” so when she warbles “There was nothing left that I could lose,” you believe her. —EA

FKA twigs, "home with you"

Piano chords and electronic ambience envelop FKA twigs’ gritted-teeth poetry on “home with you,” as she spits over a full orchestra: “I've never seen a hero like me in a sci-fi, so I wonder if your needs are even meant for me.” —EA

Summer Walker, "Tonight"

On the hypnotic “Tonight,” a sizzling trap and slap bass meditation, Summer Walker transposes her drunken thoughts (“Can't even play it cool / Thinkin' of all them nights I would've rather been with you”) into berceuse melismas. —EA

Danny Brown f. Blood Orange, "Shine"

With a kick that sounds like a bomb drop and Blood Orange’s signature psychedelic funk, Danny Brown ruminates about cancel culture and #MeToo on “Shine,” before ultimately deciding “the whole world is evil.” —EA

Rema, "Spaceship Jocelyn"

Rema's falsetto — pure, magnetic, and so versatile it works over any beat — could bring world peace. —SW

Spencer., "Automatic"

Spencer.'s "Automatic" is grungy, horny, bass-heavy funk. Put this on your 2 a.m. playlist. —SW

Hana Vu, "Outside"

Overlapping guitar melodies nearly swallow Hana Vu's "Outside" whole, then she breaks out in some very cathartic shouting: "I don't really wanna wake up, when there's nothing to wake up to." —SW

yeule, "Poison Arrow"

The lush and fantastical pop-scape Singaporean producer yeule constructs on her newest song is full of glistening electronics and wispy vocals — a gothic daydream. —SW

Jasper Lotti, "Take You There"

As Jasper Lotti’s auto-tuned wails skip ahead of a skewered children’s choir sample and dancehall drum loop, the world sounds like it’s ending — in most diabolically delicious way. —EA

10 songs you need in your life this week