I swear I saw someone standing at the foot of my bed last night in a fit of sleep paralysis; a shadowed, tall figure just staring at me.
Initially, I freaked out, as anyone would, before I heard a faint “OVO” and realised it was just Drake and Spotify promoting the shit out of Scorpion.
Escape the Drizzy promo gate, Adonis references and Pusha-T shots with some more hot firey fire that we’ve put together this week.
Track 1. | Pops – THEY.
In Pops, THEY discuss the value of a relationship with one’s father, and how much a father’s advice and efforts can affect your misunderstood life. It’s an ode to dads everywhere with a sweet tone and a wavy melody.
Track 2. | Hurry – Teyana Taylor feat. Kanye West
Teyana bought the heat with this track, featured in her latest album K.T.S.E. At first listen it sounds like other light-hearted, bubbly tracks, but the lyrics reveal her true nastiness. Despite it’s catchiness, don’t listen to this with your mum.
Track 3. | Hopeless Romantic – Wiz Khalifa feat. Swae Lee
Khalifa brings a particularly flowy hook with this track, featuring bars that we can all relate to at some point in our lives when it comes to romance and it’s failures. We’re like, partying and crying at the same time during this track.
Track 4. | No Shame – Future feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
This track feels almost like your body would feel during a mad trip. PARTYNEXTDOOR brings such a specific vibe to every song he features on, his voice was made for bedroom jamz and relaxed beats.
Track 5. | Black Woman – Nick Grant feat. Stacy Barthe
Nick Grant pays tribute to every black woman in history throughout this track; their beautiful traits and strengths are weaved into synths and smooth vocals by Stacy Barthe. Play this for your girl.
Track 6. | Confidence – RAYE feat. Maleek Berry & Nana Rogues
This song is a Spanish holiday with your girls; cocktails in hand under the sun and exotic boys in salsa bars by night. GNO tune sorted.
Track 7. | Date Night – Kirko Bangz feat. Chris Brown
Of course a track titled Date Night wouldn’t be complete without Chris Brown, he can’t help that he does NSFW so well. But seriously, audio wise, this track bangs and calls for your best attempt at a Take Me Down body roll.
Track 8. | Miss You – Arthur Wimbie
Hailing from Brisbane the humble face of Arthur Wimble conjures up some hella somber tunes with his Jai Paul vibes and sweet sweet vocals. Miss You acts as a rolling bassline rendition of 4am heartbreaks. Watch this space as Arthur Wimble continues to defy Australian electronic norms.
Once you’ve treated your earholes to this week’s mixtape, get up to speed with our r&b boyfriends, Chance and Gambino’s imminent collab album.
Cover image: Instagram @they