Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Featuring glacial dark pop, Drogheda drill and club-rap from the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack.

Check out this playlist which we lovingly update every week.

Listen on Spotify and read about last week’s additions here.

SOPHIE & Shygirl – BM

Sultry club-friendly rap from the producer and rapper, who’ve teamed up as Clockwork Venus on the soundtrack of dystopian video game Cyberpunk 2077.

Kid Cudi – Show Out ft. Pop Smoke & Skepta

Pop Smoke and Skepta came into each other’s orbit in 2019, when Skeppy took on the eagerly-awaited UK rapper remix of Welcome to the Party. Here, they reunite posthumously on the lead single from Kid Cudi’s album Man on the Moon III: The Chosen – which sees Cudi take a back seat and let his guests shine.

Crystal Murray — Good Girl Gone Bad ft. Dian

Moody Parisian rap to soundtrack hotel room hedonism.

A92 – Go Low

Drogheda, Ireland is one of the most intriguing drill music hotspots. The historic town’s key rappers – Offica, BT, Nikz, K‑SAV, ACE, DBO and KEBZ – have a new mixtape, 92 Degrees, released as their A92 collective.

RV – Back to Back ft. Headie One

For the lead track from his forthcoming mixtape Rico Vondelle, the punchline-loving Tottenham rapper RV enlisted his close rhyming partner Headie One.

Naira Marley – Koleyewon

On Koleyewon (which translates roughly as they can’t understand”), the Nigerian artist and former THE FACE cover star pays tribute to the protesters of the #EndSARS movement.

박혜진 Park Hye Jin & Nosaj Thing – Clouds

The South Korean producer/​vocalist has teamed up with LA’s Nosaj Thing for this soothing collab, where Hye Jins’ raps meet tranquil synths and a gentle club beat.

Nilüfer Yanya – Same Damn Luck

Taken from Yanya’s excellent new EP Feeling Lucky?

Taylor Swift – Willow

The opener and lead single on Swifty’s Evermore album, with lyrics which THE FACE reckons are like Daphne du Maurier meets Dolly Parton.

daine – Bloody Knees

Glacial dark pop from the Filipino-Australian newcomer.

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