VULTURE: 6 BEST NEW SONGS OF THE WEEK
6 Best New Songs of the Week
Every week Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy of your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below, share yours in the comments, and subscribe to the Vulture Playlist for a comprehensive guide to the year’s best music.
Jhené Aiko ft. Swae Lee, “Sativa”
Do not listen to Jhené Aiko’s new surprise album Trip sober; doing so will only yield inaccurate results. This is an album best consumed on a cloudy mind, when all the senses are that extra bit heightened. Almost every song on the album is dedicated to altering your brain, to same effect — there are entire meandering, half-baked ruminations on a bad trip, literal and otherwise. “Sativa” feels like a night in with a lover high off your faces whispering nasty things to each other that shouldn’t be repeated without even realizing you’re speaking. Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee’s hushed singing (the only way to duet with Jhené) resembles Jeremih’s vocals so much you’ll want to put it in a bowl and smoke it. —DL