Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
Following a controversial Fox News sample invalidating his lyrical effectiveness, Kendrick’s “DNA.” is a fierce declaration of war that rattles the musical and political world to its very core. This pounding track sets the tone for the stunning, intricate and wildly moving new album that is DAMN.
Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song
Nearing his fourth studio album, Mac DeMarco lays down some airy indie pop sounds with a new single. This cut is laced with killer songwriting and romantic lyricism, closing out the rollout for This Old Dog, which is slated to release on May 5.
SZA – Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)
SZA keeps the TDE hot streak going in her dreamy new ballad, “Love Galore.” Her angelic voice floats over the subtle grooves elegantly while Travis Scott features one of his smoothest verses of the year.
Gorillaz – Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
British virtual band Gorillaz is back with its first LP since 2010. “Charger” is an esoteric, hard-hitting track packed with rough guitar riffs and ominous vocals.
Frank Ocean – Biking (feat. Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator)
With guest spots from Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean’s “Biking” is a glimpse into his sun-soaked, fast-paced, forever-summer world. The smooth single is yet another in Ocean’s series of one-offs, and yes, the song is actually about biking.
Will is an Artsweek Editor. In his free time he enjoys listening to Death Grips and having heated discussions about the legitimacy of astrology.