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10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

Photographer Mary Kang
October 29, 2019
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Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular order.

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Frank Ocean, "DHL"

Frank Ocean’s new single, “DHL,” is a smorgasbord of genres; a two act blend of impressionistic hip-hop, soul samples, and Boys Noize’s grimiest beat. —EA

The 1975, "Frail State Of Mind"

The 1975’s new single “Frail State of Mind” cements their transformation from pop rock sonic anonymity to one of this decade’s most exciting bands, as a skittering drum loop and Matty Healy’s auto-tuned warbles make each utterance of “I’m sorry for my frail state of mind” more impactful than the last. —EA

Tame Impala, "It Might Be Time"

What starts as a haze of synths and Kevin Parker’s signature whines quickly morphs into a chant-like call to arms for procrastination. If you weren’t sure of it’s urgency before, just wait for the police siren synth in the final chorus. —EA

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King Princess, "Watching My Phone"

King Princess’ “Watching My Phone” may reference modern technology (“Watching my phone / Thinking 'bout you”) over a blend of strings and laser-like synth basses, but its ultimate message is timeless: “I'm alone.” —EA

Anamanaguchi f. Hatsune Miku, "B S X"

Water spilled on my GameCube and it sounds… sick? Anamanaguchi’s “BSK” is a glitchy dream, with heavy metal guitars providing the gorgeous landscape for Hatsune Miku’s uncanny vocals. —EA

Blaqbonez, “Promo”

Charged with melodic energy, Blaqbonez’s wavy “Promo” sounds like the best party of the year. —EA

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Junglepussy, “Spiders”

Like the insect it’s named after, Junglepussy’s “Spiders” is a carnivorous descent into theatrics, with the rapper’s haunting but sweet head voice juxtaposed by her gnarled flow. —EA

Teebs f. Sudan Archives, “Black Dove”

“If I tell you these things, I’m not perfect at all” is a surprisingly human confession for Teebs and Sudan Archives’ surreal track, full of drums and dark wave synths. —EA

PAT f. Patrick Belaga, “Birds In Paradise”

The paradise referenced here is one lovingly built from voice recordings of Jacolby Satterwhite’s late-mother, and memorialized through distorted hand claps and metallic crashes. —EA

Oklou, “Forever”

When Oklou’s breathily coos over electropop ambience, “You will remember what happened between us,” she means it. I could listen to her unflinching honesty forever. —EA

10 songs you need in your life this week