It's impossible to be across all the new music out each Friday. 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.
Slayyyter — "Over This!"
Every single from Slayyyter's debut album sounds completely different, and "Over This!", a raucous pop-punk kiss-off, is no exception. The only unifying force is her charismatic, undeniable personality.
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Aly & AJ — "Symptom of Your Touch"
Aly & AJ have graduated to sophisticated, enthralling pop music without a hiccup. "Symptom of Your Touch" is lovelorn and glamorous, classic-sounding but undeniably now.
Njomza and Russ — "winter in atlanta"
Youngn Lipz — "Spaceship"
The new track from Youngn Lipz recalls the best of '90s R&B with its gently strummed guitar loop. But it's a track as modern as they come, the rising MC slipping easily and naturally into any number of distinctive flows.
Angel Olsen — "Smaller"
Good things really do come in small packages — this one-minute Angel Olsen demo is breathtaking, a dour but beautifully-sung goodbye to an ungrateful, ungracious partner.
Conan Gray — "Astronomy"
"Astronomy" showcases a new side to Conan Gray, spectral harmonies and plainspoken acoustic guitar showcasing a moodier tone and more abstract kind of songwriting. It's an unassuming-but-significant sign of maturation.
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Alice Skye — "Party Tricks"
The slow-building "Party Tricks" is gut-wrenching, a cinematic and heartbroken ballad that's impossible to look away from.
India Jordan — "Feirabend"
Featuring pummelling drums and a near-constant build, "Feirabend" absolutely didn't come to play. India Jordan is partial to a chaotic-speed dance track, and on "Feirabend" they perfect their own chosen form.
MARINA and Pussy Riot — "Purge The Poison"
A. G. Cook and Charli XCX — "Xcxoplex"
Photography: Sophia-Liv (Courtesy of Slayyyter)
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