The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. RZA, Van Hunt, Syd and More
Quin and Syd’s “Sticky Situation,” RZA’s “SAVOR.WAVS” and 15 more of the week’s finest frequencies
Following a particularly rabid start, the season’s release cycle has finally mellowed down to a very reasonable pace this week. With the exception of some sturdy debuts from Photay and Sam O.B. and the growing prospect of nuclear war with North Korea, it was a pretty quiet seven-day stretch. That said, the loosies were anything but.
We heard warm new sounds from QUIN and Syd, experimental haunts from Moses Sumney, Thundercat, Cam Ob’i and Paris Strothers, top-heavy trap from A$AP Ferg and Migos. The standalones just as stellar, with RZA‘s orchestral disco dig, a top-down cruiser from Dornik, a buoyant return from Cut Copy, as well as new heat from Un Blonde, Buddy, Rejjie Snow, Iglooghost and more. Oh and there’s even a little love for Van Hunt, whose third studio album, Popular, only just made its way to an official release, nearly a decade after its initial date. It’s all here for your late-summer listening dial in this week’s installment of The Round-Up.
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