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10. Dinah Jane – Bottled Up (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Marc E. Bassy)
Dinah Jane is the next Fifth Harmony member to go it solo and while we admittedly didn’t have high hopes, Bottled Up is a bop. It sounds like Work From Home part two but Ty brings far more soul to the table.
9. Gallant – TOOGOODTOBETRUE (Feat. Sufjan Stevens)
Gallant and Sufjan Stevens last teamed up for a cover of Blue Bucket Of Gold but now they’ve churned out an original. TOOGOODTOBETRUE finds itself beautifully in between both of their sounds.
8. Kira Puru – Say Something
Kira Puru is Australia’s most forthright popstar and Say Something is further proof of that. It’s melodically right in the sweet spot but the lyrics and direct and blunt.
7. Melii – Como Si Na
Bilingual rapper and vocalist Melii needs to be on your ones to watch list. Como Si Na is one of the most free-flowing rap songs of the year and she even manages to chop and change languages with ease throughout.
6. Nao – Drive And Disconnect
Nao gets her dancehall moment on Drive And Disconnect but she takes it to another level with those impossibly sweet vocals. This album is shaping up to be a monster in the best way.
5. Lil Uzi Vert – New Patek
Uzi is capable of brilliance and he keeps edging closer and closer to it. New Patek is easily one of the best trap cuts of the year giving us some of his smartest bars yet alongside a woozily melodic chorus.
4. E^ST – Alien
Another A-grade pop song from E^ST that comes from her next EP Life Ain’t Always Roses. Alien appropriately sounds like it’s from another planet with a wonky instrumental and otherworldly chorus.
3. Christine & The Queens – The Walker
Christine & The Queens’ sophomore record Chris is out and we were immediately captivated by The Walker. It’s far more subtle than any of the singles that came before it, showing a gentler side that pulls at the heart strings.
2. Brockhampton – Honey
Brockhampton’s fourth album Iridescence is full of great moments but none shine brighter than the most upbeat cut on the record. It captures our attention immediately but holds us there with a sample of Beyoncé’s Dance For You.
1. Lana Del Rey – Venice Bitch
Venice Bitch could well go down as one of the best Lana Del Rey songs ever. It’s Lana at her most ambitious but also her most content. She stretches it to 10 minutes with ease, laying gold lyrics (“fresh out of fucks forever”), alongside distant, fuzzy guitar strums.
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