"T.O.N.Y." Remix (Grown and Sexy) by Solange
Lucky for Tony, Solange doesn't have a BeyHive like her sis Beyoncé—yet. Otherwise, they would have already unleashed their wrath upon him. "Could've been in love by now / If it wasn't for Tony," Solange soulfully laments. With its live band sound and Solange's out-of-this-world voice, we'd argue that this song is just as vengefully genius as any track on Lemonade.
"Stargirl Interlude" by Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd
The Weeknd just keeps surprising us with these collaborations. Lana's femme fatale answer to his hit single "Starboy" is just as lilting and sultry as you'd expect. Very short and very sweet, it leaves us wanting more—a lot more. Lana, where you been, girl?
"Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat" by Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr
This thumping track by Fatboy Slim feels like an audial transport back to a club in the '90s. Narrated by a brain-fried club kid who takes us through a few crazy nights out, reality blurs with fiction as each character he encounters tells him to do the same thing: "Eat, sleep, rave, repeat."
"Helpless" (ft. Ja Rule) by Ashanti
In part 2 of "Wait, What Decade Is It Again?" Ashanti is back in full force, and she's brought Ja Rule with her. It's a cover of a song from the soundtrack to the earth-shatteringly successful Broadway smash Hamilton, and one that writer Lin-Manuel Miranda claims to have written in tribute to Ashanti's music. It's no "Always on Time," but we'll definitely take it.
"v" by Flume
Flume takes a break from remixing and working with his favorite pop stars Tove Lo, Kai, and AlunaGeorge to do his own thing. Contemplative and serene, this fluttering song is best played as your own personal soundtrack while trekking or driving around the city of your choosing.
"Call Me Up" by HOMESHAKE
Montreal-based HOMESHAKE is what happens when shoegaze meets R&B, an unlikely combination that actually works quite nicely. Hi-hats meld with a smooth jazz-sounding synth and his earnest vocals: "Anytime you wanna just call me up / And I'll answer you / On the phone." How refreshing to find someone who'd rather chat on the phone than via text.
"Natural Blue" by Julie Byrne
Julie Byrne's voice is like a warm cashmere blanket. Expansive and mesmerizing, much like the blue sky she sings about, this track is equally comforting and heartbreaking in its captivating beauty.
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