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10 songs you need in your life right now

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order.

May 01, 2020
10 songs you need in your life right now Pictured L-R: Arca (Hart Leshkina), HAIM (Drew Escriva), serpentwithfeet (Nathan Bajar 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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"I Know Alone" — HAIM

Linearity is out the window on HAIM's latest — nights turn into days, city blocks blur together, and that knockout chorus sputters into a pseudo-garage breakdown. It might be their weirdest track to date, which turns out to be a very good thing, and that choreo might have just convinced me to finally download TikTok.

"Dare AM" — Namasenda

"Dare" has Namasenda and A. G. Cook channeling old-school Cassie through a hyper-glossed lens. We're partial to the chaotic nightcore version, but Namasenda's ultimatum hits different in the daylight.

"Pikachu" — Yung Lean

Leandoer season is upon us. On the latest Starz offering, he dials up the charm over some tasty whitearmor production, warping "Red Bottom Sky" into a Cardi B reference, and rhyming the titular Pokemon with Peruvian cocaine. What more could you ask for?

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"Nonbinary" — Arca

Just when you think Arca has fully committed to her realm of esotericism — her last single was 62 minutes long — she goes and drops this heat, a boundary-annihilating rap banger. And Doña's got bars, alright?

"Say Goodbye" — Lil Muk

Philadelphia's own Lil Muk uses his latest track as a chance to express proper gratitude to the ones he lost to gun violence. Expectedly, it soars.

"Savage Remix" — Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé

Was there any doubt that this would be here? Something in that Houston water is just too powerful.

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"PS2" — Elison 404

Eliot and Sonny of 404 Guild are now Elison 404. "PS2," off their debut project Pebbledash, is a jumbled and gorgeous exhibition of repurposed nostalgia.

"Psychic" — serpentwithfeet

serpentwithfeet is operating at a whole new frequency. On his new EP Apparition, the Baltimore artist packs an entire emotional journey into a three-song arc. "Psychic" wraps the project up with renewed mysticism and crystal ball clarity. Words don't do it justice.

"Hired Gun" — Pecas

Brooklyn producer-songwriter Sandy Davis's newest single as Pecas is a languid and hazy soundtrack to an "imperfect human trying to love and be loved by a robotic counterpart."

"Cutie" — Hodge

This staggering cut off Bristol producer Hodge's new album Shadows In Blue commands all of your attention, not relinquishing one bit of it for its entire 5:20 run time.

10 songs you need in your life right now