The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week feat. Mac DeMarco, Nick Hakim, Omar and More [Playlist]

As Kendrick Lamar continues his reign atop the charts, a fresh batch of releases have arrived to challenge Compton’s King for the spot. Chances are Kung Fu Kenny’s not going anywhere, but with new projects from Logic, Mac DeMarcoPerfume Genius and The Internet‘s drummer, Christopher A. Smith, there’s plenty of new sounds to swig as we creep into these off-days.

Then there’s some high-profile, high-style singles from the likes of Nick Hakim, HAIM, Omar (whose Leon Ware collaboration “Gave My Heart” got touched by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff) dvsn and Anik KhanAnd that’s still only the short list of new heat from the first week of May. Naturally, we’ve assembled all of the week’s standouts into another highly-enjoyable, slightly-educational installment of The Round-Up. Cause if we’re gonna get through another 100 days in Trump’s America, the tunes are gonna need to remain plentiful and potent.

Hear the latest installment of The Round-Up below and subscribe to our Spotify channel for even more selections, distractions, and expositions from the cloud’s databanks. Onward and upward, good people. And be sure to stay tuned for the next transmission.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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