1. "Stir Fry" – Migos
Highly anticipated Culture II dropped last month and it was well worth the wait. Between the thumping base line, silky hook and staccato groove, we got lost in the sauce listening to the “Stir Fry”. Migos gives us yet another song to dance to that finessed its way to the top of the charts without compromising the Culture
2. "God’s Plan" – Drake
Champagne Papi serves up “God’s Plan” where he says his success was divine will. The track reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first song to post 3 weeks of at least 75 million U.S. streams. In the video released last week, the Six native blessed the city of Miami by using the nearly million-dollar budget to give it all back to people in need. Yet another reason Drake has our hearts. Our favorite line off the track has to be, “She say do you love me? I tell her only partly, I only love my bed and momma I’m sorry.” We feel you on that one.
3. "Wild Love" – James Bay
He’s back in the music scene with a beautiful debut of his silky ballad, “Wild Love”. It’s his first track since his debut album in 2015. The song embraces a luscious and textured electronic sound that’s immeasurably different from the folk rock we’re used to. Starting with a dreamy compilation of air synths draped in layered vocals and washed in effects that create a R&B-tinged ballad. Look for him in a city near you on his 2018 tour! Watch the video featuring Natalia Dyer here.
4. “Champion" – Carrie Underwood + Ludacris
The track has become the anthem of this year’s winter Olympics and rightfully so. It pairs well with the inspirational event considering the hydraulic beat with air-raid effects and slashing guitars. As the song says, it’ll make you feel “invincible, unbreakable, unstoppable, unshakeable” every time you listen.
5. "Count To Five" – Rhye
The groups oh so anticipated second studio album Blood, dropped earlier this month and we must say it’s extremely vibey. This is a lightly funky track where the delicate, sensuous group Rhye goes from a bedroom project sound to a full live experience. The jazzy hook gives off warm vibrations and the liquid vocals and synths cool the track.
6. "Capital Letters" – Hailee Steinfeld + BloodPop
We’re in bop city, population: Hailee Steinfeld with this light and airy, electropop track. We’ve had it on repeat since the star-studded Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack released. The album features fellow UMG artists like Liam Payne + Rita Ora with “For You”, Julia Michaels with “Heaven”, and Louis The Child with “Diddy Bop”.
7. "Psycho" – Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Post Malone just dropped this track from his upcoming album Beerbongs and Bentleys. It feels like a melodic continuation of “White Iverson,” with the slow-moving trap beat topped with singing and rapping from Post. Catch him on tour with 21 Savage in a city near you!
8. "Everything To Everyone" – Bahamas
The solo artist uses his strong melodies to carry his Indie Folk compilations and we fell in love with the carefully orchestrated sound that mimics a combo of Jack Johnson, Shakey Graves and Amos Lee. This track is off of his latest album Earthtones, featuring all the soul filling sounds.
9. “gold" – EDEN
From EDEN’s latest album vertigo, “gold” is a purely melodic track merging jagged synth lines with a serendipitously composed guitar riff. The whole album a heartfelt, emotional, creative milestone and you can feel the power behind the lyrics.
10. “&burn” - Billie Eilish + Vince Staples
The 15-year-old pop singer/songwriter says Vince was her “NUMBER 1 choice” for the feature. Honestly, we couldn’t have picked a better pair. The track is a moody slow-burner packed with booming drums, hushed verses and a dope guest appearance.
“Pray For Me” – The Weekend x Kdot
The track from the blockbuster Marvel film soundtrack Black Panther reminds us that it’s hard out there for a superhero. The lyrics give us empowerment, tension and empathy over dark, rhythmic synth beats. The whole album contains artistic and inspirational messages over moody rhythms.