The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Blood Orange, Bas, Empress Of, and More [Playlist]
The Round-Up runneth over
Don’t look now, but you’re (hopefully) just hours out from the week’s finish line. Friday is upon us, and The Round-Up‘s fully-loaded with new heat for the close-out.
Release day arrived with anxiously-anticipated full-lengths from Blood Orange, Leon Thomas, and Bas, along with Radiant Children‘s debut EP. What’s more, new singles from Lou Phelps, Empress Of, Masego, Disclosure, Calvin Valentine, and $uicideBoy$, signal fruitful months ahead, creeping closer to their respective reveals.
But it’s not all lo-fi funk and slow-burning r&b gems. Some of the week’s most essential listening came by way of weird-and-welcoming pop perfectionists Her’s on their air-tight and washed-out new album, Invitation to Her’s, and Sports‘ glistening synth spectacle, Everyone’s Invited. The trap block is fortified with new frequencies from Lil Durk (feat. Future,) and KAMI (feat. Chance The Rapper and Smoko Ono.)
Hear it all in the latest reboot of The Round-Up down below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next on the rotation.