You’re not gonna get what you need, but baby we have want you want.
10. DJ Snake – Taki Taki (Feat. Selena Gomez, Cardi B & Ozuna)
DJ Snake wants another hit so he’s combined everything that’s popular right now for a track that sounds far more organic than that. Cardi smashes it yet again, Ozuna proves why he’s one of the best Latin artists around right now and Selena Gomez is an odd yet strangely hypnotic addition.
9. COTIS – Feel Something Again
COTIS joins The Weeknd, Tory Lanez and more as another Canadian purveyor of dark R&B. Feel Something Again is his strongest track yet. It’s a fast-moving, introspective track that combines haunting R&B with strong pop sensibilities.
8. Kelela – Waiting (Kaytranada Remix)
Kelela and Kaytranada need a whole album together because this is brilliant. The way Kaytranada exercises patience is waiting for that beat to drop is a stroke of genius.
7. Yaeji – One More
a href=”http://theinterns.net/tag/yaeji”>Yaeji has dropped her first original cut of the year One More. The track sees her once again seamlessly meld pop and club genres like an industrial take on Robyn’s music.
6. Eves Karydas – Honest
Eves Karydas’ debut album summerskin is full of sparkly pop bops but this is our initial favourite. Honest is a sparse yet melodically rich cut that captures the sweetest spots of her voice.
5. Golden Vessel – BIGBRIGHT (Feat. E^ST, Duckwrth & Elkkle)
Brisbane producer Golden Vessel has returned after a brief period of silence with an army of great collaborators. BIGBRIGHT is as big as its features and title suggest. It’s a twinkling, inspired piece of music that manages to effortlessly blend together three very different voices.
4. Yellow Days – How Can I Love You?
British musician Yellow Days was one of the more unexpected additions to the 2019 Laneway Festival bill but this song justifies why there’s plenty of buzz surrounding him. It takes its time conjuring a soulful haze but it’s well worth the patience.
3. Young Thug – High (Feat. Elton John)
Given how terrible this sounds on paper, it’s extremely surprising that the finished result sounds so perfect. Thugger has made one of the most euphoric rap songs of the year with the best Elton feature since Ghetto Gospel.
2. Empress Of – Love For Me
Empress Of just keeps outdoing herself with each release. Love For Me is produced by frequent collaborators DJDS and together they’ve crafted an intricate, wandering pop song that charms from start to finish.
1. Robyn – Honey
We all had a very strong feeling this would be the best song of the year and we’re happy to say we were right. Honey is silky, sweet, sexual and sensual at the same time. A pop song like no other we’re going to hear this year.
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