The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. Shay Lia, Aminé, Miguel, and More [Playlist]
With production points from Pharrell, Kaytranada, Mark Ronson and more.
Hard weeks make for heroic Fridays. Hope yours is nothing short of it.
This seven-day stretch tested us in ways we were perhaps unprepared to face. We bid the Queen adieu, read all of Omarosa’s White House receipts, and got lost a couple times over in Miss E. Badu’s entrancing “Green Eyes.” But we’re on the other end of it now, and there’s a helluva score.
Which can only mean The Round-Up‘s returned with a bit of catharsis to cap the work week.
Release day’s treated us well, with new projects from Mitski, Young Thug, Ariana Grande, and a trap-happy surprise from Aminé. The singles soared, providing myriad earworms and ample bops for the post-week dial. Disco and house are well-repped with Miguel and Mark Ronson‘s “Vote,” along with a new Shay Lia x Kaytranada cut that follows the producer’s four-track Soundcloud drop, featuring Sade and Tribe edits. The ever-intangled worlds of pop and r&b continue to dance with Rina Sawayama’s electric “Cherry,” Tirzah’s lo-fi and lovely “Holding On,” Connan Mockasin’s woozy barside wonder “Con Conn Was Impatient,” and DRAM’s smooth-as-can-be “Prototype” cover. And the bars flowed unfettered from Philly’s Chynna, The Bay’s Koran Streets, and NYC’s own, Maliibu Miitch.
Hear it all and so much more in the latest installment of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next on the rotation.