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 will be updat­ing every week. Check it out below. 

Read about last week’s playlist addi­tions here.

Mis­sy Elliot – Throw it Back

Aside from the odd loose track and guest fea­ture, Mis­sy hasn’t put out a project since The Cook­book album in 2015. So expec­ta­tions were high for new EP Iconol­o­gy, and lead track Throw It Back meets them.

The 1975Peo­ple

The UK band go punk for this new sin­gle, the first taste of their next album Note On A Con­di­tion­al Form. Fun fact: Peo­ple doesn’t have any cym­bals on it.

Miley Cyrus – Slide Away

Miley tugged at the heart­strings at the VMAs with her per­for­mance of this recent sin­gle, which the inter­net thinks is about her break up with hus­band Liam Hemsworth.

Rapdsody – Oprah ft. Leikeli47

Every track on Rapsody’s new album Eve is ded­i­cat­ed to an inspi­ra­tional black woman. The one named in trib­ute to Oprah is a high­light, with Rap­sody get­ting cocky along­side masked rap­per Leikeli47.

Vince Sta­ples – So What

The Long Beach rap­per and Twit­ter fun­ny­man has his own TV show, which he announced along with this new sin­gle. It’s way bet­ter than the kind of half-arsed mate­r­i­al you expect when artists are pro­mot­ing a film or TV show.

Earth­e­ater – High Tide

NYC exper­i­men­tal­ist Earth­e­ater is launch­ing her Chem­i­cal X label with her Trin­i­ty mix­tape. Lead track High Tide sees mul­ti-tracked vocals glide over synths as cold as ice glaciers.

Mura Musa and Clairo – I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again

Mura Musa’s racked up an impres­sive list of col­lab­o­ra­tions, mak­ing genre-defy­ing bangers with the likes of ASAP Rocky, Chris­tine and the Queens and Octa­vian. Not bad for a lad from Guernsey. This time he’s teamed up with DIY pop singer Clairo, who’s got a buzz going now thanks to her crit­i­cal­ly-acclaimed album Immu­ni­ty.

Liz­zo – Truth Hurts (DaBa­by remix)

Stream­ing has made the charts a bit strange. Liz­zo first dropped Truth Hurts in 2017. Then due to her ris­ing pro­file around her 2019 album Cuz I Love You and the song’s appear­ance on Net­flix film Some­one Great, this year Truth Hurts became Lizzo’s first top 10 hit. Now she’s cap­i­tal­is­ing on the hype by enlist­ing DaBa­by – who’s been the guest rap­per of 2019 – to do his own cheeky remix.

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