10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order.

March 19, 2020
10 songs you need in your life this week Pictured L-R: Deb Never (Keith Oshiro for The FADER), Porches (Max Hirschberger), Rico Nasty (Ben Taylor 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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"Insect Near Piha Beach" — Four Tet

Hearing a new Four Tet album for the first time is akin to embarking on uncharted territory, and "Insect Near Piha Beach," with it's lush and staggering crescendos, feels like stumbling upon an oasis.

"Lightning" — Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty has earned her bragging rights, and on "Lightning," she flexes them with ease, delineating the "Rico starter kit" (a milli in cash) over an iced-out beat, all while dangling out of a moving Tesla.

"The Neverending Story" — Jay Electronica

Remember when Jay Electronica delivered bars about "earthquakes, fires, and plagues" in the time of earthquakes, fires, and plagues? At least we had silky smooth production from The Alchemist to assuage the atrophy.

"Stone Cold" — Deb Never and Kenny Beats

Deb Never knows how to pack a punch. Teamed up with Kenny Beats, the result is clobbering.

"Lotus" — Lil Uzi Vert

You may ask, "Lil Uzi Vert on this playlist, three weeks in a row?" And you would be absolutely right.

"Processed By The Boys" — Protomartyr

The seismic first cut off the Detroit band's fifth LP Ultimate Success Today rattles with "cosmic grief beyond all comprehension." Its video, a bizarre tribute to the Brazillian meme "Gil da Esfiha vs Galerito," is equally discombobulating.

"I Can't Even Think" — Porches

Maybe it's the self-quarantine speaking, but something about Aaron Maine's jilted and mildly dissociative jam about going outside just hits differently right now.

"Lamp Lady" — Sevdaliza

The disarming new cut from Sevdaliza's forthcoming record levitates in the space between what is, and what may have been.

"The Difference" — Flume and Toro y Moi

Some pairings just make sense: thunder and lightning, peanut butter and jelly, Flume and Toro y Moi.

"210" — Matt Karmil

Just because you're inside doesn't mean you can't dance your face off.

10 songs you need in your life this week