13 Beats of the Week

Alena Maiolo and Lauren Hutton

1. “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers

Wherever pop and folk music successfully collide, Maggie Rogers is certain to be there. Listen to the song that got her discovered by Pharrell and launched her promising career.

2. “After the Storm (feat. Tyler, the Creator & Bootsy Collins)” by Kali Uchis

New to the R&B scene, Uchis has more than proved her capabilities as a force to be reckoned with. In this song, she collaborates with a rap legend to make a hit that not only sounds good, but can also get you through any rainy day.

3. “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have— but i have it” by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s music has never been known to get a crowd hyped. But when you’re alone and in your feelings, nothing can compete with her sultry, contemplative lyrics.

4. “Velvet Elvis” By Kacey Musgraves

Choosing a song from Slow Burn, the Grammy “Album of the Year,” is like trying to choose a favorite child. Just give the whole album a listen. It is worth your time.

5. “Peach” by Broods

You’ve heard of Lorde, but New Zealand has more than one pop icon to offer. This sibling duo combines everything we love about deep, troubled lyrics with a bubbly refrain.

6. “bury a friend” by Billie Ellish

Don’t sleep on the newest single from Ellish’s album, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” set to be released March 29. Never straying far from her pop roots, she invites you into melancholy contemplation of a fever-dream, full of heavy bass and distorted vocals.

7. “Good as Hell” by Lizzo

All about self-empowerment and being true to yourself, Lizzo creates music that makes you feel warm inside. You’ll probably be humming this all week because you can’t get it out of your head.

8. “Handmade Heaven” by Marina

After a five year hiatus, Marina is back to making music. Reminiscent of her past eras but singing with a distinct new sound, she couldn’t have returned on a stronger note.

9. “Tourist” by Alex Winston

Ever felt used by an ex? This classically-trained opera singer has made the perfect song to sum up all the feelings you’re holding inside.

10. “I’m not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine

This song still sounds as fresh as Florence’s most recent ballads. No one compares to her distinct and effortless vocals.

11. “Silver Knife” by SHAED

If the Bee Gees and Prince had a baby that was raised by MGMT, you’d probably get something similar to this song. As odd as that description is, this tune is worth a listen.

12.“Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac

I know I’ve thrown obscure artists at you, but sometimes you have to go back to the basics. If you’ve never heard this song, check your pulse because you might not be alive.

13. “Traveling Song” by Ryn Weaver

If you’re taking a road trip soon, want to reminisce on memories or are just missing an old friend, this is the song to do just that.

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