There's no denying that Friday is the best day for music. And as we gear up for the weekend, to unwind after another five-day stretch, having the right playlist to carry you over is essential. However you choose to spend the weekend, you’re going to need some fresh songs to accompany everything from your Saturday night pregame to your Sunday morning hangover. Highsnobiety Soundsystem has got you covered with the 50 best new songs that you need now. Starting with our top 5 tracks below!
The Best New Music You Need to Hear (& Why)
1 Roddy Ricch - don’t i (ft. Gunna) - Few people in modern hip-hop flow on a beat like Roddy Ricch. But on his hotly anticipated album, the Compton rapper found another MC with that rare ability: Gunna. "don't i" is the best of them both.
2 Juice WRLD - Burn - Opening his second posthumous album Fighting Demons, "Burn" is a moving introduction to the rapper's tragic demise and reminds us of the star we lost and just why his story is so important.
3 Burna Boy - B. D’OR (ft. Wizkid) - The African Giant ends the year with a bang, linking up with the Starboy himself, Wizkid, for a winning anthem.
4 Aaliyah - Poison (ft. The Weeknd) - Um... I didn't see this one coming. But yes, today is the day we got an Aaliyah and The Weeknd collab and it's stunning.
5 Joey B - GORILLA (ft. Yaw Tog)- As soon as the DJ Krept production kicks off, you know you're in for a menacing drill track. And Ghanaian rappers Joey B and Yaw Tog move accordingly, dropping smoke over the thumping beat.