It's impossible to be across all the new music out each Friday. 2020 has proven that, even in the face of hundreds of crises, there's little that can stop artists the world over from releasing hits week-in, week-out. Luckily, PAPER is here to help you out: each week, we round up 10 of our favorite new songs from artists — emerging and established — to soundtrack your life. From the surreal to the sublime, these songs cover every corner of the music world. The only criteria: they all have to absolutely rip.
Megan Thee Stallion — "Freaky Girls (feat. SZA)"
It's nearly impossible to pick just one song from Megan Thee Stallion's debut album Good News to single out as a standout. "Freaky Girls" takes the cake because of how goddamn fun it is, a celebration of weird, unashamed sexuality by one of our best rappers and one of our best singers currently working.
girl in red's "two queens in a king-sized bed" might just be the lesbian Christmas carol the world has been waiting for.
Bleachers — "chinatown (feat. Bruce Springsteen)"
A collaboration between Jack Antonoff's Bleachers project and Bruce Springsteen was almost inevitable — they're both from Asbury Park! — but who knew it would be the scuffed-up, ambient-leaning bliss that "chinatown" is?
glaive — “dnd”
"dnd" is the weirdo masterpiece at the centre of glaive's debut EP cypress grove; inspired by midwest emo as much as it is spiny, ultra-glossy hyperpop, it's a noxious, intoxicating vignette.
MARINA — "Man’s World"
"Man's World" plays like classic MARINA with a socially-conscious 2020 twist, a combination that sounds good on paper and even better on record.