10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Janelle Monáe, The Internet, Anne-Marie And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 04/27/2018

Janelle and the rest.

10. Ivy Adara - Currency

Australia is in desperate need of a new popstar and Ivy Adara looks like she could fill the position. She's an ex-X Factor contestant who is now making giant indie-pop tunes. Currency is a huge banger with a chorus that's going to circle your head for days.

9. cupcakke - Quiz

cupcakke has blessed us all with a new drop and it's one of her most furious yet. The beat is crushing, the kind that only an MC like cupcakke could take on and win.

8. Manu Crook$ - Fuego

Manu Crook$ continues to casually drop off the finest hip-hop coming out of this country. On Fuego he's slowed it down a bit with Anfa Rose giving us a chance to hear his feel for melody. That hook is subtly brilliant too.

7. Oscar Key Sung - Simple Luv

Oscar Key Sung continues to deliver some of the most slippery R&B tunes of the year, going super smooth on this latest Simple Luv. It's taken from his forthcoming EP No Disguise which will be out 25th May.

6. ROLE MODEL - not a fan

ROLE MODEL is a Portland artist who found his groove with a string of excellent releases last year. not a fan is his first drop of this year and places him in the realm of artists like Rex Orange County. It also sounds like he's pulling influences from the guitar textures of Frank Ocean's Blonde which is never a bad thing.

5. Anne-Marie - Bad Girlfriend

Anne-Marie's debut album Speak Your Mind dropped today and it's jam-packed with hits like this one Bad Girlfriend. It's peak AM, mixing personable verses with a glitchy, experimental chorus that always remains catchy.

4. Okenyo - 20/20

Okenyo is releasing an EP The Wave next month and this track 20/20 is taken from it. It's another A-grade soulful cut that allows us to hear her vocals even more with a personal, introspective chorus. She's seriously one of the most exciting talents around right now and this just gives us another dimension.

3. The Internet - Roll (Burbank Funk)

The Internet have returned with their first new single in three years Roll (Burbank Funk). It's a slick, slow-burning funk track that features some of the most delicious harmonies we're going to hear this year.

2. Hatchie - Sleep

Hatchie is yet to release a bad song and she's continuing that trend with Sleep. Sleep arrives in a teenage daydream, like you're listening through rose-coloured headphones. It's so effortless particularly on the chorus which floats along on candy clouds.

1. Janelle Monáe - Screwed (Feat. Zoe Kravitz)

It's near impossible to pick a favourite off Janelle Monáe's new album Dirty Computer but we've tried. Screwed perfectly combines sexual liberation with political turmoil over one of the slinkiest funk instrumentals we've heard in a long time.

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