7 Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Winter is a sad, sad time. It starts getting dark at 2:30 which means if you sleep in on the weekend you have like one hour tops before it starts getting dark. Looming darkness, impossible cold and now a snowpocalypse that’s coming to destroy us all in a matter of hours, you need to find something fun to warm your spirits/make sure you don’t slide into a depression! To get through the winter malaise you need are several bottles of wine and some banging tunes to get that blood pumping. Here are 7 songs that’ll do the trick.

1. “r u n a w a y,” x SBTRKT

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Yo this track is short but oh so smooth. It features Jessica Ware, Sampha and Tic, and you kind of get lost in the smoothness of it all.

2. “Mine,” x Beyoncé

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This is one of the top tracks on the new Beyoncé record. When everyone else was queening out over “Superpower” and “Flawless,” which I love love love, I was going in on “Mine.” I love the sparse orchestration and powerful piano ballad that frames the song. The heavy beats and Drake bit give it that extra oomph it needs.

3. “Amor y Otros,” x CosminTRG

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So you know how you hear a song somewhere and you are obsessed with it and it gets stuck in your head but then you can NEVER find it again? Yeah, that was me with this. I was listening to a DJ mix and this song came on and I thought it was so awesome and amazing. I Shazam’ed it but I couldn’t find the song. Well, last night I was literally just listening to some DJs and producers and found out that the song I’ve been so hungry to find is this one by CosminTRG. Mission accomplished.

4. “Phaedra,” x Baths

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Fun, upbeat indie rock.

5. “Sing About Me,” x Kendrick Lamar

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This song and video are both so awesome, giving you a taste of where Kendrick Lamar grew up and how he “got out of the ghetto” so to speak.

6. “Whorehouse,” x CEO

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A fun, colorful dance track that should put you in awesome spirits.

7. Not O.K., x Kool A.D. (Ex-Das Racist)

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This isn’t one song but several — a collection of songs by Kool A.D. that didn’t make the Das Racist alums’ forthcoming record Word O.K. An album of tracks that didn’t make the cut is a good idea. Listen to it for “V” alone just to hear him be like, “Catch head like activator” (ahahaha!) and “I’m not college educated, I educated college.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

image – Kool A.D.

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