The sheer number of songs released each year has become so staggering, what with all the one-off singles and album tracks, that finding new music has grown increasingly difficult. That's where our list of the the best songs of the year comes in. We scour the output of major and up-and-coming artists and filter it all down to this frequently updated playlist of absolute jams. You know those songs that immediately make your mind "cut to" a sequence of memories or even a daydream of what-could-bes that play like a film reel? Venezuelan experimentalist producer Arca 's songs don't always sound like songs. Instead the FKA Twigs, Kanye-approved collaborator makes what can only be described as avant garde sonic bombasts. Puerto Rican trap artist Bad Bunny has become one of the most promising superstars and the biggest sweetheart across the globe. He pulls together a roster of fellow Puerto Rican rappers and lights up an intense, smoky production based around a meandering Missy Elliot sample. You can just tell there's nothing like a party hosted by Conejo Malo.
"The Bigger Picture," Lil Baby
The year might not have started on the strongest note, but at least the music has. With almost the first half of the year down, we already have the likes of Lady Gaga and Bad Bunny making us dance during happy moments and Soccer Mommy and Phoebe Bridgers holding us during melancholy ones. No matter how you're feeling during this confusing time, there just might be a new record out there to match your mood. But continue to watch this space for new additions throughout the year. And missed our top songs of ? Check out that list here. Buy Song.
Clubs are closed. So are bars and arenas and coffee shops and theaters. But while live music has come to a terrifying halt , artists have been anything but silent during the coronavirus crisis.
The first half of has posed many questions most of us never thought we'd have to answer in our lifetime, including: "What does pop mean in a world of self-isolation? The answer, of course, is yes. We've found that in times of quarantine and other crises, music is as meaningful as ever, even just as the soundtrack to such menial activities as doing the dishes, taking a walk around the block or just sitting at home and wondering when or if things will feel normal again. As difficult as this period has been, we doubt we could've gotten by without these songs -- and we look forward to making up for lost time with them at whatever point we're finally able to celebrate them publicly. Halsey, "You Should Be Sad". Jessie Reyez feat. Zebra Katz, "In In In". Sada Baby, "Slide". At this point, it's hard to dispel Lil Mosey's hit-making abilities. Adroit at penning lighthearted heaters such as "Noticed" and "Kamikaze," the ambitious Seattle upstart blasts a grand slam with his latest single "Blueberry Faygo.