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12 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Charli XCX, Tyler The Creator, Carly Rae Jepsen And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 05/17/2019

One of the great New Music Friday’s of our time.

12. Chance The Rapper – Groceries

Chance is back with what looks to be the first taste off his forthcoming album. It’s a breezy, effortless cut but surely he’s got more up his sleeve.

11. Slayyyter – Daddy AF

You’re unlikely to hear a pop song as ratchet as this for the next year. DIY pop star Slayyyter has done what every polished ’00s popstar wanted to do at one point, letting loose on sexually charged, boss move.

10. AUGUST 08 – Simple Pleasures

AUGUST 08 moves even further towards the dance floor on new track Simple Pleasures. It’s giving us Majid Jordan vibes but with a beat that pulsates even harder.

9. GRAACE – Have Fun At Your Party

With every release, GRAACE becomes more of a force in the Australian pop scene and this latest one is her best yet. It’s a late night capturing the tail-end of intoxication when lust and anger are equally amplified.

8. DJ Khaled & SZA – Just Us

We didn’t know what to expect from a DJ Khaled and SZA cut but we definitely didn’t expect an Outkast sample. The beat of Ms. Jackson drives Just Us but it’s SZA who steers it in a different melodic direction.

7. Lana Del Rey – Doin’ Time

Nothing Lana does is particularly expected but a Sublime cover was surprising, even by her standards. Doin’ Time has been Lana-fied into a day drunk, alluring tune meant for hot days and endless sangria.

6. Megan Thee Stallion – Cash Shit (Feat. Da Baby)

Megan Thee Stallion holds nothing back on her debut album Fever just as we expected. Cash Shit features hyped MC Da Baby for a playful but hard-hitting track that throws stacks from beginning to end.

5. Mark Ronson – Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Feat. YEBBA)

Mark Ronson’s hearbreak is our delight and it’s his fault because everything off his latest album Late Night Feelings has been flawless. This exquisite disco tune channels Donna Summer and splits the heart straight in two.

4. Hatchie – Obsessed

Hatchie has never released a bad song and we would happily get that on a t-shirt. Obsessed is a glistening daydream that feels nostalgic but no forceably so.

3. Charli XCX – Blame It On Your Love (Feat. Lizzo)

Charli XCX‘s Track 10 is one of her best songs ever but with its glitchy, deconstructed production, it was never going to light up radio. Now, it’s been given a new life and a much better chance at catching on as Blame It On Your Love featuring the lady of the moment.

2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Real Love

CRJ has delivered another stellar pop record in Dedicated but you’ll have to wait until the tail-end to find the highlight. Real Love is a tender, finnessed pop track that breaks out into a euphoric chorus.

1. Tyler The Creator – I THINK

Tyler’s IGOR is out and it’s another stylistic detour for him. I THINK sees him detour towards the dancefloor in a stellar LP highlight that sees him land somewhere between Theophilus London and Blood Orange.

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