The NEXT Playlist

10 tracks the NEXT staff can’t get enough of this month.

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Devon Cole

Calgary native Devon Cole’s sweet-as-candy track about falling for a crush will splash colour onto the greyest day.


Gray Area

KAYTRANADA feat. Mick Jenkins

Bouncing bass and tantalizing synths make this an infectious rap bop.

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Mystery Lady

Masego feat. Don Toliver

Known for his smooth R&B serenades, Masego delivers a melodious and sophisticated track best enjoyed on a chaise longue, craft cocktail in hand.

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Stuck on You


A rich baritone and thoughtful lyrics make this a devastatingly beautiful, heart-on-your-sleeve soul masterpiece.

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Too Depressed 4 Sex


This bouncy, deceptively cheerful track is the song of the sad-girl summer.

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Family Farm

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady tells a tragic, captivating story in this folk-inspired epic with unforgettable lyrics.

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Bad Friend

Rina Sawayama

We don’t get many songs about friend breakups, but Rina Sawayama’s synth-heavy track might start a new trend.

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Cardi B

This relentless groove teases great things from Cardi’s upcoming album. New WAP? If clubs were open, we’d already be sick of this—in a good way.

k-os posing

Just What I Needed


Turns out we DO need a new version of The Cars’ classic, especially with k-os rapping over the rhythm.

Danko Jones bandmates

I Want Out

Danko Jones

Canadian rockers pen the tune for our time as we all want to kick out the jams and kick open the front door.

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