Best Songs of May

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Best songs of May

The songs you need in your library as you enter summer… Here is a playlist of the best songs released – and discovered – in May.

Demons (feat. Fivio Foreign & Sosa Geek) – Drake

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At the very start of May, Drake released a surprise mixtape with a mix of his styles: slowed vocals, mainstream tracks, and clever rap flow. This track; a notable collaboration with the upcoming NY rapper Fivio Foreign (known for the fall anthem “Big Drip”), and NY rapper Sosa Geek, takes a playful take on the glorified life of fame atop an angelic yet hard hitting beat.

Met Gala – Gunna

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Off of Gunna’s sophomore studio album; the long awaited “Wunna”. After hopping on plenty of features over the past year, the rap superstar is back with his dynamic solo tracks. Named of the prestigious fashion event that ironically didn’t happen this year, this song is as absorbing as it is relaxing.

Hold It Together – The MarĂ­as

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One of two singles dropped by the LA duo this month, this celestial song is a beautiful ode to all of us missing our boos during quarantine.

Dedicated To the One I Love – The Mamas & The Papas

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This 1966 track is a cover of the song by The Shirelles (1960). Covering the loneliness of separated lovers through passionate vocals and a playful beat, all in a surprisingly simplistic manner. This track is truly depictive of love in the 60’s.

Last 100 – Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes

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This multifaceted track engulfs its listener in that feeling of not wanting to spend seconds away from a person. British guitarist Tom Misch and producer Yussef Dayes collaborate on a creatively honest love song.

Bad Influence – Omah Lay

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The debut EP from the upcoming artist, Omah Lay, blends Afropop and R&B in a sort of seamless way. This particular track offers an effortless flow and melodic vibe, making it easy to understand Lay’s recent rise to fame in the Nigerian music scene.

2 Me – Roy Woods

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The first EP since 2016 from OVO rapper, Roy Woods, showcases this slowed track. Depicting the aftermath of the love that remains after a person tampers with one’s feelings. Accompanied, of course, by Roy’s signature layered vocal runs.

And We Hear “I Love You” – Lena Platonos

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This song is an eclectic oldie but definitely worth a listen. An alien type 80’s beat accompanies Greek singer Lena Platonos’ smooth vocals, creating an otherworldly, yet sexy track worth listening to.

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