10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Charli XCX, A$AP Ferg, Teyana Taylor And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 06/29/2018

Drake dropped 25 songs so you're probably not going to have time for this but if you do here they are.

10. Kota Banks - I'm It

Kota Banks dropped an entire mixtape today Prize and we're digging this track the most. It's a positive, self-love anthem made for experimental clubs which is something we need more of.

9. Pale Waves - Noises

British band Pale Waves just keep the '80s-tinged pop hits coming and this latest is no exception. They're working towards a debut album and if it's all as dreamy as this then sign us up.

8. A$AP Ferg - Verified

A$AP Ferg had his biggest hit ever last year with Plain Jane and it feels like he's really hitting his stride now. Verified is short but it goes hard. It's cocky, relentless and skilful. We're ready for a full-length Ferg project to drop.

7. SACHI & E^ST - Hollywood Angel

Kiwi production duo SACHI have teamed up with E^ST for one of the most gloriously kitsch songs we've heard this year. It's a perfect pop moment for all three of them exploding into a chorus that makes us want to wander through LA via green screen.

6. Popcaan - Firm And Strong

We're used to dancehall bangers from Popcaan but he slows it down on Firm And Strong and we're here for it. He's got such a knack for melody that just can't be emulated.

5. Years & Years - All For You

Years & Years have released another song off their forthcoming Palo Santo record All For You. All For You take us right back to the anthemic dance-pop of their debut album, housing a mighty chorus.

4. Miss Blanks - Good Good D

No one was ready for Miss Blanks to go in like this. She's no stranger to holding nothing back with her raps but this one sees her go for a Cupcakke level of explicit which, to be completely honest, is something the often safe Australian music scene needed. She keeps getting better.

3. Florence + The Machine - Grace

Florence + The Machine's entire new album High As Hope is beautiful but nothing grabs the heart more than Grace. It's a dedication to her sister and it feels weightless, sweeping along with Florence's beautifully restrained vocals.

2. Teyana Taylor - 3Way

Teyana Taylor dropped her Kanye-produced record K.T.S.E. over the weekend and it's probably the best of the five Kanye records released over the past month. The whole thing is excellent but its centrepiece 3Way is the best of the bunch because it just serves pure vocals.

1. Charli XCX - No Angel

SOPHIE played this during a set in Sydney two years ago and ever since then we've been waiting for it. Well, it's finally fucking here and it's glorious. Another Charli XCX classic in the bag. Will she ever stop?

Bonus Track: Drake - Summer Games

Truth be told, we wrote this before Drake's album came out but now it's out and we're most taken by this sleek Side B cut. We still need some time to sit with the project but for the moment we're gonna side with this.

Listen here.

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