10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order.

February 13, 2020
10 songs you need in your life this week Pictured L-R: Hayley Williams (Jason Nocito for The FADER), Brent Faiyaz, Nathy Peluso (Javier Anton)

Each week, The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't get enough of. Here they are, in no particular order.


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"Cut Me" — Moses Sumney

Consider Moses Sumney's knives officially out. Bolstered by additional instrumentation from Adult Jazz and production from Oneohtrix Point Never, "Cut Me" is a work of acrobatic masochism.

"Cinnamon" — Hayley Williams

The hard-earned groove on Hayley Williams' latest solo single "Cinnamon" is simultaneously the risk and the reward, another deeply intriguing glimpse into the larger narrative arc of her forthcoming album Petals For Armor.

"DIET_" — Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats' new project UNLOCKED is a frenetic and saturated endeavor into two minds at the top of their game, and "DIET_" is its most savage peak.

"With Sage" — Navy Blue

Last week, Sage Elsesser made his official full-length debut as Navy Blue with Àdá Irin. As its title might suggest, "With Sage" feels intensely autobiographical, but it also manages to tap into a deeper, more universal murkiness.

"Ibitlan" — Mdou Moctar

If you're not yet familiar with the psychedelic Saharan rock of Mdou Moctar, "Ibitlan" is an enchanting place to start: a love song that grazes the clouds.

"Attack Of Panic" — Aly & AJ

Aly & AJ's first single of the year is their heaviest hitting yet, with synths that practically command you to dance through the waves of anxiety painted in the lyrics.

"Been Away" — Brent Faiyaz

On Friday, Brent Faiyaz dropped his long-awaited project Fuck The World. "Been Away" addresses the Maryland crooner's absence in the silkiest way possible.

"Business Woman" — Nathy Peluso

If there's one thing Nathy Peluso excels at, it's getting in your face and laying down the law. On "Business Woman," the Argentinian rapper does just that.

"Make It Out" — Lor Choc

It's impossible to not root for rising Baltimore talent Lor Choc. "Make It Out" is a moment of vulnerability on her latest project, Still Worth It — one that both reestablishes her goals, and starts to manifest them.

"If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard (ft. Lydia Lunch)" — Against All Logic

About midway through his latest work 2017-2019, Nicolas Jaar calls on No Wave legend Lydia Lunch to drop a bit of wisdom. Together, the two deliver a corkscrewed affirmation that begs for proper speakers.

10 songs you need in your life this week