Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist
The best contemporary music – refreshed weekly.
Post Malone – Circles
Post announced his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding by showing off the star-studded feature list including DaBaby, SZA, Meek Mill, Future and Ozzy Osbourne. But he’s going it alone on new single Circles – a sad and breezy rock tune for waving away the summer.
Duckwrth – Crush
The LA rapper’s new track is a cheeky anthem for all the people he fancies. The oldies out there might hear influences of early ‘00s Neptunes production.
HoodCelebrityy – Bum Pon It
The Jamaica-born, Bronx-raised artist does dancehall with a pinch of trap. Bum Pon It will have you pining for the pool party.
Pusha T – Coming Home ft. Ms Lauryn Hill
Recorded in late 2015, this high-profile collab leaked earlier this summer. Now Pusha’s given it the official release as part of the “Third Strike Campaign” – which hopes to free prisoners who’ve been sentenced to life in prison in states with the three-strikes law. Kanye West, Mike Dean, and Charlie Heat made the beat.
Sudan Archives – Confessions
Sudan Archives definitely has her own thing going on. Keep an eye out for the violinist/singer/producer’s debut album, dropping soon via alternative hip-hop label Stones Throw.
TWINS – Lie Awake
Ice-cold synth pop excellence from Atlanta musician Matt Weiner.
Lil Tecca – Sidenote
You might not have heard of Lil Tecca, but according to his streaming stats, he’s fucking massive – his breakthrough track Ransom is currently sitting on nearly 250 million Spotify plays. The 17-year-old New York rapper just dropped his full length project We Love You Tecca, and Sidenote features a typically colourful beat from Playboi Carti producer P’ierre Bourne.