Rated by The Face: A weekly playlist

The best contemporary music – refreshed 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 will be updating every week. Check it out below. 

Read about last week’s playlist additions here.

BTS & Juice WRLDAll Night

The K‑pop stars have dropped another tune from their mobile game BTS World – this one features Chicago singer-rapper Juice WRLD plus production from members of NYC hip-hop crews Pro Era and Beast Coast.

Stefflon Don & Lil Baby – Phone Down

Steff continues to aim for a US audience. This time, she’s teamed up with Atlanta’s Lil Baby for a pop-rap banger, urging her man to stop scrolling and give her the attention she deserves. It works.

Caroline Polacheck – Door

A stunning debut solo single from the ex-Chairlift member.

Alex Cameron – Divorce

The Aussie musician has announced his forthcoming album Miami Memory, which tells the story of a couple balancing sex with contemporary family values”. Eccentric single Divorce details romantic tribulations, from futon couches to drinking in the dark.

black midi – Near DTMI

A ferocious track from the pint-sized noise-rockers that references the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. 

K‑Lone – Sine Language

A slick, moody track fresh out of Bristol’s underground club scene.

Mach – Hommy – Mittrom FT. Earl Sweatshirt

Earl’s hopped on a track with the mysterious New Jersey rapper Mach-Hommy. It’s reminiscent of the mushy psychedelic vibe of Earl’s 2018 album Some Rap Songs.

P’ierre Bourne – Juice

P’ierre’s sweet, featherlight beats have been key to Playboi Carti’s success, but he’s had less luck with his own rap career. Taken from a new LP, Juice makes a solid case for P’ierre Bourne getting in the booth.

Liss – Vibrations

The Copenhagen indie pop group have returned with new EP Second Vibrations is a shimmering highlight. 

IQ – Road Runna ft. Smoodface

Sun-kissed dancehall from the London-based artist’s recent EP Jamaican Prince.

Lil Nas X – Rodeo ft. Cardi B

Will Lil Nas X ever top the hype of Old Town Road? Of course he won’t. But Rodeos a pretty decent effort.


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