10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order.

February 26, 2020
10 songs you need in your life this week Pictured L-R: Young Nudy (Nate Shuls for The FADER), Grimes (Eli Russell Linnetz), Bladee (Arcin Sagdic for the FADER)

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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Peggy's latest endeavor is a laser-focused hairline evisceration that name checks Even Stevens. It slaps, but you already knew that.

"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" — Bladee and Ecco2k

We can only aspire to be at Bladee and Ecco2k's altitude. Their latest, the Whitearmor-produced "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," is indecipherable, heavenly nectar.

"Melt!" — Kelly Lee Owens

This February brought some of the hottest days on record in Antarctica, melting nearly 20% of the snow on Eagle Island under the unprecedented temperatures. It's fitting, then, that the first offering from Kelly Lee Owens' sophomore album Inner Song samples the sound of ice changing states.

"Describe" — Perfume Genius

The gigantic lead single from Perfume Genius's forthcoming LP Set My Heart on Fire Immediately writhes and beckons into a vast chasm that only Mike Hadreas could forge.

"ringtone (Remix) [feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, and Kero Kero Bonito]" — 100 gecs

There are infinite timelines and yet we are living in the one where 100 gecs tell Charli XCX to sing to sing the chorus of "ringtone" one more time — and that's after Rico Nasty and Sarah of Kero Kero Bonito have said their piece. Check on your Reddit friends and make sure they're still breathing.

"You'll miss me when I'm not around" — Grimes

Grimes' newest opus Miss Anthropocene is packed with hard hitting beats and villainous camp. On its back end, she wields hopscotch emo on the brusquely-titled "You'll miss me when I'm not around." She's not wrong, there.

"Blue Cheese Salad" — Young Nudy

Here, Young Nudy tells us he "only makes stoner music, gangster music, killer music, fuck your hoe music, take your hoe music." On "Blue Cheese Salad" he manages to finagle all five, sprinkle in a few disses and wrap it all up in a Coupe-produced beat. Hit for maximum impact.

"La Caprichosa" — Ms Nina

Ms Nina has no time for love, but she'll always find the time for making it. Her newest single finds the self-dubbed capricious one hitting the road with assertion and a smoking hot reggaeton beat in tow.

"Heavy Metal" — Cindy Lee

The closing track on Patrick Flegel's latest record as Cindy Lee, What's Tonight To Eternity, sounds like a prom dance held in a nuclear fallout shelter. Gas masks and corsages abound.

"We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange)" — The Avalanches

The Avalanches are back, and it didn't even take 16 years this time! The first single from their new record intermingles Blood Orange, Smokey Robinson, and The Roches. The result is spellbinding.

10 songs you need in your life this week