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Welcome back to our new editorial series, “Songs We Stan” – a collection of five tracks from the week that stood out from the pack and deserve some extra acknowledgement in the stan community. This week we’re highlighting FKA twigs, Headie One, Fred Again, Clairo, Charlie Hickey, Arlo Parks, Pink Sweat$ and Kehlani.
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“Don’t Judge Me” by FKA twigs, Headie One & Fred Again…
FKA twigs teams up with British rapper HeadieOne and producer Fred Again… for her new track, “Don’t Judge Me,” an electric, chilling collaboration that tackles issues of racism and police brutality. It’s unclear if this song is the start of a new era for twigs, who told BBC Sounds last year that she’d completed a new album in quarantine that boasts the most features in her discography to date.
“Just For Today” by Clairo
Clairo reflects on her mental health journey during quarantine with new song, “Just For Today.” The “Sofia” singer opted to share the stripped down track via a voice memo on her iPhone after writing and recording it this week, so it’s anyone’s guess if she’ll end up releasing it on streaming platforms.
“Ten Feet Tall” by Charlie Hickey
Pasadena-based artist Charlie Hickey enlists Phoebe Bridgers for backing vocals on his new song, “Ten Feet Tall,” which explores a feeling of alienation among his peers in the party scene. The track is featured on his upcoming debut EP, ‘Count The Stairs,’ set for release Friday, February 26th.
“At My Worst” by Pink Sweat$ feat. Kehlani
Pink Sweat$ enlists Kehlani for the breezy remix to his single, “At My Worst,” and the pair prove to be a dynamic duo. The original single garnered Sweat$ one of his biggest hits yet, going viral on TikTok and accumulating over 100 MILLION streams on Spotify alone.
“Hope” by Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks drops her debut studio album, ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams,’ alongside its sixth official single, “Hope.” The 20-year-old British singer-songwriter and poet has gained notable admirers like Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers & Michelle Obama, and most recently was named Apple Music’s “Up Next” artist.