COMPLEX: TOP NEW SONGS YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO RIGHT NOW - 2 CHAINZ & VINCE STAPLES
The Top New Songs You Should Listen to Right Now
Hundreds of songs come out every month, and if you blink while looking at Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Twitter, or wherever else you hear about new music, you are
bound to miss something. This is where we can help. We spend hours every day watching for and listening to hordes of new music, and we've decided to put our best finds all in one place. What follows are the top new songs in hip-hop, pop, EDM, and more.
This is a chronologically ordered list, newest to oldest, based on release date, that will be updated weekly with all of the top songs of the moment, the ones that have already staged global takeovers and the others that have next. Mosts of the songs added on here will be those released within the last month or two. But sometimes a song takes a while to percolate before it pops off, which is why we will occasionally break our own rule.
So get up from your computers, and go do something productive. Let us stare at the Internet while you reap the rewards. These are The Top New Songs You Should Listen to Right Now.
2 Chainz "4 AM" f/ Travis Scott
Released: May 30
Album: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music
Label: Def Jam
2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is due next week, and “4 AM” is the latest—and likely the last—single from the project. The song reunites 2 Chainz with Travis Scott as the two rap over an eerie beat from Canadian producer Murda. The rappers go bar for bar rapping about 4 AM rendezvous, expensive cars, and essentially being untouchable when it comes to the music game; it’s hard to argue with them.
Vince Staples “Big Fish” f/ Juicy J
Image via Def Jam
Released: May 19
Album: Big Fish Theory
Label: Def Jam
Vince Staples is back. He’s bringing his fresh West Coast rap vibes on “Big Fish.” Juicy J assists on the hook between verses in which Staples muses on his upbringing and how he could’ve easily ended up much less fortunate than he is today. Staples’ sound is a refreshing break from the current bombardment of Southern-influenced trap but still goes hard with a nice beat from DJ/producer duo Christian Rich. Fans can expect more from Staples when his album Big Fish Theory is released June 23.