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.
SZA and Ty Dolla $ign — "Hit Different"
SZA fans have been waiting a long, long time to be fed, and the wait was absolutely worth it. Let's hope there's more SZA x The Neptunes in the pipeline.
HAIM's new "Summer Girl" remix EP has some gems, including this spry, carefree, slightly raved-up version courtesy of Amber Mark. It's still a summer track, but Mark's version might be more of a summer house party track rather than an afternoon daydream song.
Big Sean — "Story By Erykah Badu"
The best song from Big Sean's Detroit 2 is barely a song — it's a spoken-word interlude by the queen Erykah Badu about Detroit set over delicate synthwork. There's something timeless, breathtaking about Badu's spoken word piece; her voice is warm and quiet, and the story is brilliantly evocative.
Hot Chip — "Candy Says”
The lead single from Hot Chip's LateNightTales installment is a sweet, lullaby-like version of the Velvet Underground classic. It's a romantic rendition for introspective nights.