The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Madison McFerrin, Tame Impala, Adé Hakim and More [Playlist]

Slip into the weekend with a fresh haul of psychedelic soul, candied r&b, and glitched-out rap odysseys.

Happy Friday, good people. And a righteous first week of blurb season unto you. While we sort ours out and brace for the barrage of incoming decade-and-year-capping lists, a trove of eleventh-hour submissions has landed for your non-algorithmic consideration.

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Carrying the weight of a week short on long-plays, Adé Hakim‘s tender and glitched-out behemoth HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WIDE WEB pulls more than its share. Rounding out the week’s project drops is a pair of EPs that outlast their abbreviated runtimes with Madison McFerrin‘s impossibly sweet You and I finally landing and a four-track of instrumental suites from Christian Rich.

On the singles side the pace remains relentless. Tame Impala officially enters new album mode with the two-headed slow-burner, “Posthumous Forgiveness.” Kali Uchis‘ sticks a crucial crossover with the hook-heavy and radio-ready “Solita.” Mach-Hommy and Navy Blue cross streams with the ghostly and razoring “Clout Dracula.” Jonah Yano and BADBADNOTGOOD revive a Majestics’ grail with a psychedelic soul ceremony. But that’s just half the script.

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Hear it all in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never miss another true note.



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

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