The Energy At This Year's Camp Flog Gnaw Was Absolutely Insane
SZA and Isaiah Rashad get busy as TDE shows that they are completely in the building for Camp Flog Gnaw. | Photo by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer.
Photo by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. SZA, Pheonix, Sampha and More [Playlist]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Photo by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer

Featuring new music from PARTYNEXTDOOR, SZA and Sampha

Glory be, another stellar week in music from the infamous and the famed, the known and the much slept-on. With our swift and unconscionable exit from the Paris Agreement, the president continued a historic hot-streak, proving beyond reasonable doubt that he really does just want to see the world burn. But if you're looking for something to cool off what are surely sky-high frustrations, look no farther than this week's installment of The Round-Up

On the cusp of releasing her debut full-length, TDE's First Lady, SZA, delivered another ice cold cut for late-night consumption, while Francophonic pop perfectionists, Phoenix, followed suit with their own vintage synth seductions on a new single. OVO's ace-in-the-hole, PARTYNEXTDOOR, surprised us with his own four-track release, featuring a few particularly kush-friendly concoctions that'll do you well on the weekend wind-down. H.E.R. managed to escalate their own enigma with a stellar new single and Arcade Fire announced their forthcoming album with a delightful disco pop romp produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter.

And that barely tells the week's tale. Hear it all in another heady transmission of The Round-Up below and be sure to take note of newcomers like JaramiJay Worthy, Stro and alcordo for continued listening from some exceptional upstarts.