By JACKSON DILLARD
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The amount of music I consume on a weekly basis might be considered by some to be “excessive” or “a waste of time.” Luckily for me, I don’t care much for what other people think about my day-to-day routine, and -- luckily for you -- I’m in a sharing mood. So without further adieu, here are seven fantastic songs you might have missed last week.
High Enough - K.Flay
An underground veteran at this point, rapper/singer/multi-instrumentalist K.Flay is a force to be reckoned with. On her new single off of her upcoming album, "Every Where Is Some Where," she knocks it right out of the park with a Pixies-inspired rock anthem.
Chanel - Frank Ocean feat. A$AP Rocky
With the release of two albums last year, the likelihood of Frank Ocean disappearing for another extended spell was a real fear among his fans. Those worries have been quelled, however, with the release of this new single, an instant classic with a wonderfully-understated A$AP Rocky verse at the end.
Red Mercedes - Animé
After the smash hit success of his first single, “Caroline,” Animé’s next move was a very important one, and on this new track he exceeds all expectations. With an absolute banger of a beat, clearly Neptunes-inspired, Animé keeps up the energy with his new track.
EdEddnEddy - J.I.D.
Atlanta rapper J.I.D. recently signed to J.Cole’s label Dreamville and released his debut album, The Never Story. The mix of street and stoner rap puts him in a sweet spot for underground fans, and on this album cut that’s only one verse he absolutely snaps.
Liability - Lorde
Mega-star Lorde is finally about to release her sophomore album, Melodrama. Following her first upbeat single, “Green Light,” she goes a more introspective route, delivering a real tear-jerker.
Pressed For Time - Mick Jenkins feat. Goldlink
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has been flying under the radar for a few years now, but his blend of smooth electronic instrumentals and quality lyricism make him someone to look out for in 2017.
Woke Up Like This - Playboi Carti feat. Lil Uzi Vert
Soundcloud legend Playboi Carti is expected to drop his long-awaited debut mixtape soon. Until then, fans of the Atlanta rapper have this single featuring fellow rising star Lil Uzi Vert.