The NEXT Playlist: April 2022

10 Tracks The NEXT Staff Can’t Get Enough Of

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The Lightening 11

Arcade Fire

Montreal’s Arcade Fire are rumbling back to life and this single promises great things for their overdue return.

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Head High

Joey bada$$

Brooklyn-based rapper’s personal and powerful lyrics reflects life after losing two of his closest friends accompanied with downtempo, old-school beats.

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Crystal Eyes

Calgary indie dream pop quintet delivers a soaring feel-good track that evokes early ’80s post-punk pop — in a good way.

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Innovative rapper Doechii puts out club-ready bangers that break the mould.

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Sine (Live)


Reggae gets a hip-hop update from this young Jamaican singer. Koffee plays History in Toronto next month.

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coolest fucking bitch in town

Haley Blais

Contemplative indie-pop from Vancouver’s sad-girl queen. 

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Charli XCX

Charli’s rapid-fire pop perfection is (fittingly) electric. 

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Tate McRae

Hard to believe this talented, chart-topping singer from Calgary still hasn’t released an album, but singles like this promise a great future.

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Open a Window

Rex Orange County ft. Tyler the Creator

Easy-going vibe nicely cut with cool Tyler the Creator feature that gives the track some extra heft.

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Los Angeles-based artist’s whimsical easy-listening jazzy interludes with groovy flute action that will make you dance the night away.

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