Rat­ed by The Face: a week­ly playlist

The best contemporary music – updated weekly.

There’s a daunt­ing amount of music out there and we know it’s hard to keep up. But rather sub­mit­ting your­self to an algo­rithm for new music rec­om­men­da­tions, try this lov­ing­ly curat­ed playlist that The Face is updat­ing every week.

Check out the playlist below, and read about last week’s addi­tions here.

Blood Orange – Gold Teeth ft. Project Pat, Gangs­ta Boo & Tinashe 

Dev Hynes reunites with col­lab­o­ra­tors Tinashe and Project Pat – and this time Pat is joined fel­low Mem­phis rap vet­er­an Gangs­ta Boo. Dev takes a back­seat vocal­ly, but this is unmis­tak­ably a Blood Orange record. 

Key! – Why

Key! has been doing his thing for a while now, but the Atlanta rap­per had a sec­ond wind with last year’s excel­lent 777 LP. Tak­en from recent mix­tape So Emo­tion­al, Why demon­strates the full pow­ers of Key!’s singing voice. 

Ed Sheer­an – Anti­so­cial ft. Travis Scott 

Sheer­an has a lot of haters, but there’s no argu­ing with the guest fea­tures on his new album No.6 Col­lab­o­ra­tions Project, and there’s prob­a­bly noth­ing they can do to stop Anti­so­cial becom­ing a mas­sive hit.

Bil­lie Eil­ish – Bad Guy (remix) ft. Justin Bieber 

Once a teenage super­star him­self, at 25-years-old Biebs is now absolute­ly ancient. Prov­ing he’s still down with the kids, he’s hopped on Eilish’s slick fan favourite.

Yuna – Cast­away ft. Tyler, the Creator

Malaysian artist Yuna craft­ed a sum­mer sin­gle so gor­geous it per­suad­ed neosoul nerd Tyler, the Cre­ator to chip in with a verse.

Green­tea Peng – Down­ers

The Lon­don singer puts a sub­tly psy­che­del­ic twist on R&B. Her new one is a tune for us hedo­nis­tic youths search­ing to feel noth­ing but who actu­al­ly feel everything.”

dvsn – Miss Me

One of the two new tracks the OVO-signed R&B duo have dropped – this one shim­mers with pret­ty production.

Mall Grab – Sleep­less

Of his new mate­r­i­al, Aussie DJ/​producer Mall Grab said he want­ed to make some shit that bangs in a big or small room.” This tru­ly evil trance track should do it.

yeule – Pret­ty Bones

New sin­gle from Lon­don-via-Sin­ga­pore singer/​producer Nat Ćmiel. Airy synths and vocals are lay­ered over each oth­er to build some­thing weird and beautiful.

HTRKYou Know How To Make Me Happy

Seduc­tive, deeply melan­cholic vibes from the cult Mel­bourne act HTRK (it’s pro­nounced Hate Rock” btw) who are about to drop their first LP in five years. 

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