The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Mahalia, Pink Siifu, BADBADNOTGOOD, and More
Updated every Friday, The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs of the week. This week’s set features new music from Pink Siifu, Mahalia, BADBADNOTGOOD, ELUCID, Lance Skiiiwalker, Benny Sings, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Pink Siifu – “myheartHURT.”
Finally free of Bandcamp exclusivity — though, in light of the platform’s fee-less re-up, you should probably still cop it there — the elastic MC and producer’s new album NEGRO, is officially in the streaming ether. This mid-project breather is one of the few spacious moments on an otherwise broodingly dense suite.
Jay Worthy & Harry Fraud feat. ElCamino and Big Body Bes – “Frankie Lymon”
Compton rapper Jay Worthy hits a distinctly eastern pocket (complete with Body ad-libs) on this standout from his new collaborative project with Harry Fraud.
Ol’ Burger Beats and Vuyo – “Do Me That Favor”
Somebody check the water in Oslo. Ol’ Burger Beats and Vuyo drop a quiet heater.
Ivan Ave feat. Joyce Wrice – “Guest List Etiquette”
Lush and lucid, there’s nothing lo-fi about this sleek slow-burner from the Norwegian do-it-all Ivan Ave. It’s featured on his stellar new album, Double Goodbyes.
Benny Sings – “Sunny Afternoon”
Signaling his next project, venerable Dutch musician Benny Sings returns with a glistening two-stepper.
Mahalia – “Plastic Plants”
An infectiously-buoyant number off Mahalia’s aptly-titled thee-track EP, Isolation Tapes.
Starchild & The New Romantic – “Mess Around”
Brooklyn-based musician Starchild & The New Romantic links with Fabiana Palladino on a resurgent horn-and-synth-soaked ballad.
Lance Skiiiwalker feat. Nick Hakim – “In The World”
TDE taps psyche soul specialist Lance Skiiiwalke for the latest dispatch in their new singles campaign. And 2020’s looking ripe for a return to dominance from the west coast camp.
ELUCID – “Round The Sun”
Armand Hammer ELUCID sets a three-headed suite ablaze on this standout from his new-to-streamers, Shit Don’t Rhyme No More.
BADBADNOTGOOD – “Glide (Goodbye Blue Pt. 2)”
One of two stirring new cuts from Canadian jazz punks BADBADNOTGOOD. This new song follows a few years of sporadic features and guest spots.