First Impressions is an interns roundtable review of songs on their first (or second) listen. Each week we review six new songs from the past week, each giving them a score out of five and awarding our pick of the week. This week we pick apart tracks by Fergie, , Blood Orange, SAFIA, Rae Sremmurd and Mabel.
In addition to our written reviews of each of the tracks, each week we sit down for a chat about the releases in our First Impressions podcast. This week, Sam Murphy, Meshell Webb, Harrison Kefford and Zanda Wilson discuss Fergie's viral new video, Clams Casino's forthcoming record 32 Levels and Frank Ocean's return. You can listen to the full thing below and read responses here.