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10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Anderson .Paak, Tierra Whack, Shura And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 03/15/2019

Strangely, we found 10 songs better than the new Iggy Azalea single.

10. SG Lewis x Clairo – Throwaway

SG Lewis and Clairo have teamed-up once again, following the summery Better with something far more twilight. It’s a melancholic, downbeat cut that captures the sweetest tones of Clairo’s voice.

9. Lennon Stella – BITCH (takes one to know one)

Lennon Stella is close to becoming a very big deal and this could be the song to do it for her. BITCH is a pristine pop song that doesn’t polish out her personality.

8. Hi Life – In My Head

Aussie production duo Hi Life are quickly becoming the best pop producers in the country. They’ve followed up last year’s effortless Slide with another slippery, malleable cut that slides out of the speakers with ease.

7. Keelan Mak – Warm Blooded

One of the most exciting pop prospects in Australia right now is Keelan Mak. He got us very excited with his last single Flicker and now he’s gotten even darker on new single Warm Blooded. He taps into the brooding depths of his vocals and gives something that’s both haunting and immediate.

6. Schoolboy Q – Numb Numb Juice

Schoolboy Q was going to have to come back with something forthright after a three year absence and that’s exactly what he’s done. Numb Numb Juice fires in with no beat and once it drops it over for everybody.

5. Genesis Owusu – WUTD

Genesis Owusu is serving the whole package at the moment. He’s giving us aesthetics, sonics and vocals on this new cut WUTD part of a double A-side single which also includes Vultures. This is confident, self-assured soul music that’s got tinges of Theophilus London and The Internet. Brilliant.

4. Nasty Cherry – Win

Charli XCX has been promoting a band called Nasty Cherry for a while and now we finally know who the fuck they are. Their first single Now sits somewhere in between Charli’s True Romance and Sucker sonically but don’t go thinking it’s all about Charli. The band has crafted a sound that’s unlike anything around right now and clearly have a magnetic chemistry. Very exciting stuff.

3. Shura – BKLYNLDN

Shura is back with her first new music in almost three years and it’s a slight detour for the Brit. BKLYNLDN is a raw, elongated piece that retains the emotion of something like Touch but experiments with structure and form.

2. Anderson .Paak – King James

Anderson .Paak is coming back with his second album in less than six months Ventura and while Oxnard was a big, flashy project it seems like he’s going back to his soul roots on this one. King James captures the most finessed, tender points of .Paak’s songwriting and has us very excited for the record.

1. Tierra Whack – Wasteland

Tierra Whack is now four-for-four, dropping off A-grade tunes every week like it’s absolutely nothing. Wasteland showcases her more melodic side and she sounds better than ever. Heavy Andre 3000 vibes on this one.

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