10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order.

July 17, 2020
10 songs you need in your life this week Pictured: Andrea Valle (Ryan Powell), Yves Jarvis (self-portrait), Sen Morimoto (Dennis Elliott)

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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"Wildfires" — SAULT

Does anyone know who SAULT actually is? Does that even matter when they're making music as rich and durable as the songs on their rightfully-hyped new album Untitled (Black Is)? "Wildfires" is a testament to their indestructibility.

"Rebel" — Jasiah

Jasiah said it himself: this is the new heavy metal. His very palpable fury sticks to the bones, well after the song has wrapped.

"Wild" — Andrea Valle

Andrea Valle's new project Lovergirl has the Philly artist dreaming up her own brand of dexterous R&B. "Wild" is a beck and call at the fissure between savage and synthetic.

"White Tee" — Summer Walker

Summer Walker isn't asking for much, she just wants you to keep it clean. But that's easier said than done when the beat is so damn filthy.

"Free" — Sines and Yayoyanoh

Sines and Yayoyanoh go together like cookies and milk. That is to say, "Free" is a real treat.

"Frutta e Verdura" — Gud and Whitearmor

Drain Gang stays eating all summer. Obviously we're chewing on Bladee's second record of the year, 333, but earlier this week we also got a new treat from his longtime producer Whitearmor. "Frutta e Verdura" sounds like something you'd hear on a heavenly piazza.

"Street Pulse Beat" — Special Interest

On the penultimate track of Special Interest's walloping new record The Passion Of, the New Orleans disco-punk outfit grab a sledgehammer and whack away at the throes of indifference.

"Woof" — Sen Morimoto

If the dog days are gonna keep coming, we can put our trust in Sen Morimoto to guide us through. The first single off his forthcoming self-titled record has him working up a solid groove out of day-to-day dangers.

"Victim" — Yves Jarvis

For a self-described "vitriolic mass of dynamite just bound to ignite," the composure that Yves Jarvis maintains on "Victim" is stunning. It's a carefully-packaged punch in the gut.

"Good For You" — Porridge Radio with Lala Lala

Porrige Radio and Lala Lala have refined the art of yearning. "Good For You" sounds like staring out the windowsill and into something terrifyingly intoxicating.

10 songs you need in your life this week