Pitchfork Selects has curated yet another eclectic playlist this week, featuring some of music’s most enticing offerings. From the commanding presence of Hotline TNT to the unapologetic force of Megan Thee Stallion and the infectious energy of Tokischa, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Kicking off the playlist is Hotline TNT’s track “Hellfire,” captivating listeners with their unique blend of neo-soul, funk, and electrifying guitar riffs. The Toronto-based collective exudes confidence and swagger, as lead singer Tadd Black belts out soulful vocals backed by a tight-knit band. “Hellfire” leaves listeners hungry for more, drawing them deeper into the mesmerizing soundscape crafted by Hotline TNT.
Megan Thee Stallion, known for her fierce and unapologetic presence, brings her A-game to Pitchfork Selects with her hit single “Cry Baby” featuring fellow rapper DaBaby. Megan’s unmatched energy and witty wordplay are on full display in this track, making it impossible to resist bobbing your head along to the infectious beat. With her powerful delivery and unfiltered lyrics, Megan continues to assert her dominance as one of hip-hop’s most prominent voices.
Injecting some Caribbean flavor into the playlist is Dominican rapper Tokischa with her track “La Pampara.” Known for her vibrant personality and distinct musical style, Tokischa effortlessly blends reggaeton, trap, and dancehall, creating a sound uniquely her own. “La Pampara” is an undeniable party anthem that will have listeners moving to its infectious rhythm while appreciating Tokischa’s unapologetic authenticity.
Keeping the energy high is UK grime artist Ghetts with the track “Skengman” featuring Stormzy. Ghetts, primed with a menacing flow, delivers powerful verses with raw emotion and lyrical prowess. Stormzy’s guest appearance on the track further solidifies its status as a standout in the grime genre. “Skengman” showcases the immense talent and storytelling abilities of both artists, representing a high point in their respective careers.
Switching things up a bit, the playlist takes a mellower turn with the dreamy indie-pop sounds of Frances Forever. Their track “Space Girl” envelopes listeners in a whimsical aura, featuring heartfelt lyrics about self-discovery and jealously. Frances Forever’s delicate yet captivating vocals effortlessly melt into gentle guitar chords, creating an ethereal listening experience that will leave you craving more.
Rounding out the playlist is “Last Call” by the genre-blending duo SAINt JHN and SZA. The track opens with SAINt JHN’s introspective lyrics, accompanied by sparse piano chords that immediately grab your attention. As SZA joins in, her soothing vocals effortlessly intertwine with the melody, creating a perfect harmony. “Last Call” captivates with its emotive storytelling and heartfelt delivery, leaving a lasting impression on listeners.
Each track on this week’s Pitchfork Selects playlist showcases the diverse and powerful voices in the music industry. From Hotline TNT’s compelling neo-soul to Megan Thee Stallion’s unyielding rap stylings and Tokischa’s Caribbean-infused sound, there’s no shortage of talent on display. Keep your finger on the pulse of music’s latest and greatest by tuning in to this playlist, and prepare to be captivated by these exceptional artists.