Reporting live from the beginning of Hoodie SZN, a joyous time of crisp fall air, defending the honor of pumpkin-flavored food and beverages, and liking memes about seasonal depression, comes our first fall edition of 10 New Songs You Need This Week, and it's very R&B-heavy.
Skip the most recent chapters of the never-ending Drake and Pusha beef and enjoy. (And find the full list in a Spotify playlist here.)
Shy Glizzy — “30s, 50s, 100s”
On a long-awaited debut album littered with star power (Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Rick Ross) from one of DC’s strongest voices—one that’s remained just on the cusp of a national breakout for a half-decade—Shy Glizzy sounds best taking us way back over the melancholic sounds of Narco.
Bad Bunny — “MIA” ft. Drake
Nearly five years after Drake teased a foray into Latin with Romeo Santos on “Odio,” we finally get to hear the vest-loving Canadian star go full reggaeton. I’m a little disappointed this was released the same week New York dove into the icy chill of post-summer, but I’m fully prepared to hear this and attempt to sing along no less than one million times.
Quavo — “PASS OUT” ft. 21 Savage
Apple Music’s QUAVO HUNCHO teaser reads “It’s Quavo’s world, and we’re lucky to live in it,” which is funnier every time I see it. But in all honesty, I’m not sure I understand what exactly people were expecting with this album to generate the vitriolic backlash it's received. Was Quavo going to separate from his Migos brethren and suddenly become Prince? Sure it’s too much Quavo and way too long, which means it's basically Culture II. We knew what we were getting. That said, I don't care what anyone says: “PASS OUT” is a keeper thanks to 21 Savage, Buddah Bless, and “Grandmaaaaa, grandmaaaaa” ad-libs.
Daniel Caesar — “Who Hurt You?”
Daniel Caesar traded in Jesus for the strip club and a T-Pain feature and it sounds as sweet as you’d expect.
Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign — “Goin Thru Some Thangz”
Shout out to contemporary R&B gods Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign for providing an open door and late-night service for these obviously distraught women. MihTy coming soon.
Sampha — “Treasure”
Few things excite me like the prospect of new Sampha. This one-off from the Beautiful Boy soundtrack is another airy gem of electronic soul.
Jamila Woods — “Giovanni”
It feels like it’s been much longer than a year since Jamila Woods’ HEAVN, but the Chicago artist has now returned with her first single since her masterfully gorgeous 2017 solo debut and it's worth the wait.
Mick Jenkins — "Understood"
KAYTRANADA could literally shit out a beat and I would put it on a shelf in the dining room I don't have and cherish it like fine china (the kind my grandmother wants me to pay to physically transport from Florida, not the Future and Juice WRLD song). I wasn't a fan of "Bruce Banner," but since then, Mick is two for two with singles leading up to Pieces of a Man.
Allan Rayman — "Rose"
Longtime Booth readers might know me as something of an Allan Rayman fan. Newfound readers might not care whatsoever, but should press play on the enigmatic singer/songwriter's latest, "Rose." The gruff, driving single is one of Rayman's best and will land on his upcoming album Harry Hard-On, which will feature production from Kanye West collaborator Andrew Dawson. I have no further comment regarding the album title.
Young Scooter — “New Hunnids” ft. Yung Bans & Gunna
“Trap n***** I put a bed in my kitchen.” The Jugg King taps the “Easter Pink” duo of Bans and Gunna for a new banger from Street Lottery 4.
Album of the Week:
Shy Glizzy — Fully Loaded
Meme of the Week:
Click here to find more songs you need from last week from Lil Baby and Gunna, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar, Sheck Wes, and more.
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