The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Lizzo, Sango, Tame Impala, and More [Playlist]
🚨 Re-up Alert 🚨
Though it ‘s short on the long-plays, this week’s Release Day has more than ample earworms to get you through the winter’s painfully slow exit.
Tame Impala quietly slipped back into the fold with a dash of washed-out disco. Tierra Whack kept the heat streak ablaze with her fifth straight single in as many weeks. Jamila Woods signaled a slouchless sophomore project with a tender, heavy-swinging single. Kiefer came through with a lush and lovely loosie from his forthcoming Stones Throw release.
But the week is as much indebted to crucial collaborative concoctions as soon-come album flags. DJ Muggs and Mach-Hommy unleashed a gritty gem. Lizzo and Missy Elliott set the pace for the year with a buoyant club anthem. Salaam Remi and Terrace Martin connected the coasts with a mutual reverence for cosmic jazz displays. Sango and VHOOR closed the gap between Brazil’s booming bounce and the skittering trap trimmings of its cross-pond cousin. And that’s just the tip of the week’s towering release pile-up.
Wait out winter’s grip with the best songs of the week in a new episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next in the rotation.