SOPHIE – It’s Okay to Cry

Intimate and sleek, “It’s Okay to Cry” is a can’t-miss pop song. The singer/songwriter/producer’s first solo venture in two years is accompanied by a stunning video in which she uncharacteristically bares her image to the public eye. Put your headphones on, jump into SOPHIE’s silky grip and spiral into the sky.

Injury Reserve – Boom (X3)

On the latest single from Injury Reserve, the group delivers a hard-hitting, off-kilter banger. Listen to “Boom (X3)” as well as the rest of their new record, Drive It Like It’s Stolen, for a refreshingly dark perspective into the Arizona hip hop trio’s character.

N.E.R.D – Lemon (feat. Rihanna)

Yes, you read that right: Iconic funk rock band, N.E.R.D., is back with a bubbly, energetic single featuring a badass verse from Rihanna.

Famous Dex – Pick It Up (feat. A$AP Rocky)

Famous Dex raps with lively aura over the bass-knocking instrumental laced with playful rhymes about his life of luxury. The joint-produced FKi and Sosa808 beat pivots once A$AP Rocky’s suave tone slides high-fashion references about his Acne Studios jacket from Sweden into his verse. The collab between the new-wave Soundcloud rapper and a rapper who made his mark with the 2011 release of Live.Love.A$AP proves that a triumphant song can be made between two musicians who have obvious generational differences.

King Krule – The Locomotive

King Krule returns to the name under which he established his musical career with a set of poignantly raw tracks on The OOZ. “The Locomotive” is a three-minute cut of swirling melodies and intoxicating riffs.


William Emmons
Will is an Artsweek Editor. In his free time he enjoys listening to Death Grips and having heated discussions about the legitimacy of astrology.