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 out this week’s new addi­tions below.

New addi­tions:

Octa­vian – No Weak­ness

Octa­vian takes pride in exper­i­ment­ing beyond the frame­work of UK rap. From his new mix­tape Endor­phins – which was part­ly record­ed as The Face pro­filed him in LA – No Weak­ness sees Octa­vian croon over Chro­mat­ics style synth-pop, and it sounds amazing.

Vagabon – Flood Hands

Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced and arranged for a well-known pop-duo to have on their album”, indie rock artist Vagabon embraces a more syn­thy sound for the lead track from new album All the Women in Me.

(Sandy) Alex G – Gre­tel

The gift­ed Philadel­phia song­writer announced new album House of Sug­ar – this new song sneaks in what sounds sus­pi­cious­ly like pan-pipes. 

Mari­ka Hack­man – the one

Hav­ing shift­ed from indie-folk to grungi­er ter­ri­to­ry for her last album I’m Not Your Man, Mari­ka Hackman’s new sin­gle heads in a pop direc­tion. And lyri­cal­ly, Hackman’s not lost her bite.“I loved the idea of inhab­it­ing this ridicu­lous arro­gant rock star char­ac­ter who has total­ly fucked their career by writ­ing too many sad songs,” she said in a press release.

Madon­na – Come Alive

A fresh-feel­ing high­light from Madonna’s 14th stu­dio album Madame X.

Kind­ness – Hard to Believe ft. Jazmine Sullivan

Adam Bain­bridge is always up to some­thing, but it’s been five years since we had a Kind­ness LP, and this Sep­tem­ber we’re get­ting a new one. Check out a teas­er fea­tur­ing Sam­pha and R&B singer Jazmne Sullivan. 

Mark Ron­son – Pieces of Us ft. King Princess

Hav­ing released her first mate­r­i­al as recent­ly as 2018, King Princess has already deliv­ered some clas­sics. The 20-year-old Brook­lyn musi­cian shares a track­list­ing with the likes of Camil­la Cabel­lo and Miley Cyrus on Mark Ronson’s new album Late Night Feel­ings.

Drake – Mon­ey in the Bank ft. Rick Ross

To cel­e­brate the Toron­to Rap­tors’ first NBA title, Drake dropped the two-track release The Best in the World Pack. Mon­ey in the Bank is the one that got Twit­ter talking.

Lil Keed – Mil­lion Dol­lar Man­sion ft. Young Thug

Back when Young Thug blew up around 2013, his slip­pery flows and off-key squeals sound­ed unlike any rap­per in the world. Now, a new gen­er­a­tion of rap­pers like Gun­na and Lil Baby are using the style as their pri­ma­ry influ­ence. Lil Keed – an Atlanta rap­per on Thugger’s YSL label – dropped an impres­sive debut album Long Live Mex­i­co. Here Keed and his men­tor weave slimy vocals over a typ­i­cal­ly sug­ary beat from Play­boi Car­ti pro­duc­er P’ierre Bourne.

Joji – Sanc­tu­ary

An airy, Phil Collins-esque synth pop bal­lad from Joji – a mem­ber of Rich Brian’s 88rising collective.

Lykke Li — sex mon­ey feel­ings die (remix) feat. Lil Baby & snowsa

Swedish singer Lykke Li is refresh­ing 2018’s still sad still sexy album in our minds with a remix EP – this one involves Snowsa and the hyped Atlanta rap­per Lil Baby.

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