10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order.

May 29, 2020
10 songs you need in your life this week Pictured L-R: Lucky Daye (Ira Chernova for The FADER), Medhane (Gabriel Rivera), Nubya Garcia (Adama Jalloh)

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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"TKN" — ROSALÍA and Travis Scott

Trust that ROSALÍA and Travis Scott know how to turn a single into a whole event. There's something slightly off-kilter about their second collaboration, and it's what keeps you coming back for more. ´

"MET GALA" — Gunna

Once Gunna gets going, one gets the impression that he could keep it up for hours. His flow on "MET GALA" is opulent enough to make up for the fact that we don't get to see whatever gown Rihanna was going to wear to the titular event this year.

"I'm Deadass" — Medhane

One of the many standouts on his new project Cold Water, "I'm Deadass" has Medhane taking a firm stance of authenticity that's entirely New York in its execution.

"sadder badder cooler" — Tove Lo

It's not as though we needed Tove Lo to let us know that she's sadder, badder, and cooler than us — we already hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable. Nevertheless, we're glad she did.

"God Is Perfect" — Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

The clear winner upon first listen of Gibbs and The Alchemist's new project Alfredo, "God Is Perfect" packs about as much unadulterated ruthlessness as four minutes can handle.

"Shoulda" — Lucky Daye ft. Babyface

Lucky Daye amalgamates the theoretical on his newest, teaming with Babyface for a smooth nineties kickback. It doesn't change the dilemma he faces, but it does make the truth a lot easier to swallow.

"Plans" — Kate NV

I want to live in a world where the public access television resembles what Russian art-pop experimentalist Kate NV imagines it to be like.

"State Line" — Jeff Rosenstock

This is music for people who are stuck in apartments who would rather be vaulting down a highway in a getaway car, As per usual, Jeff Rosenstock smashes it.

"Pace" — Nubya Garcia

London saxophonist Nubya Garcia's latest blossoms with determined verve, inviting us all to take a moment and “think about what makes each of us joyful."

"Babylon" — Lady Gaga

How exactly does one serve it "ancient city style?" According to Lady Gaga, it involves a lot of gossip. Ridiculous, but ridiculously fun.

10 songs you need in your life this week