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It’s hard to focus on anything else music-related when this week is Beyoncé’s. We have spent some time dissecting the beauty of Homecoming, but there’s so much other sonic joy coming through this long weekend: here are some of our Five On It picks while you’re chilling over four days.  

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

We can’t say enough how much Lizzo is an icon, and her outstanding debut major label album is about to prove that to the world. We called it already: 2019 is Lizzo’s year. [Listen here]

Kelsey Lu – Blood

The North Carolina cellist-producer-vocalist might have made one of the year’s most beautiful albums with this debut. Dreamy and otherworldly, if you want some magic and calm, you need to listen to this. [Listen here]

Br3nya – ‘Next Up?’ freestyle

This rising West London MC is making waves with her deft flow (if you haven’t checked the glimmering ‘Double Dutch’ yet, go listen). We’re really enjoying her freestyle for Mixtape Madness this week, over that joyous Eve fanfare.  

Kevin Abstract – Ghettobaby

The BROCKHAMPTON artist has been on a releasing buzz lately – last week he put out ARIZONA Baby, and has consolidated that three-track EP this week with Ghettobaby. Possibly there are more releases to come in this vein as he builds up an album, but for now get familiar with this gorgeous summery southern pop-rap. [Listen here]

KATIE – Remember ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Are we basically inclined to think anything featuring Ty Dolla $ign is worth a listen? Yes, and this is a testament to that. This is a plush pop song from rising South Korean-American, KATIE, with a suitably silky guest spot from Ty, and a gorgeously luxe video.

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