The NEXT Playlist: August 2021

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

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Courtney Barnett posing

Rae Street

Courtney Barnett

A folksy, drawling track inspired by the sounds of old country music.

Caroline Polachek posing

Bunny is a Rider

Caroline Polachek

A short, sweet club banger about being unavailable.

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Renegade (feat. Taylor Swift)

Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift continues her folk-indie beat with this bittersweet collab.

Willow Smith posing with guitar

G R O W (feat. Travis Barker)

Willow Smith, Avril Lavigne

The new guard of punk pop links up with the OGs for this angsty banger about growing pains.

Herizen

Social Jungle (White Cliffs Remix)

Herizen

A sparkling R&B/pop mashup, perfect for re-entering social life—don’t be surprised if it ends up on your most-played.

Niall Mutter v2

You

Niall Mutter

This London, Ont.-born singer-songwriter cooks up a warm, indie pop track made for sunny days lazing in the park.

Bluestaeb posing

MOVIN’ (feat. Mick Jenkins & Aréna)

Bluestaeb

Soothing jazz rap with a slice-of-life feel from the Berlin/Paris producer, in collaboration with rapper Mick Jenkins and producer Aréna.

Cookin Soul showing grill

Night Swims

Cookin Soul & Jinsang

Buttery, soothing, chilled-lounge, lo-fi hip hop from Spain that delivers a live-in-the-moment vibe that will reside in your head rent-free.

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As Far As I’ve Come

Ferraro

Solid summer-driving, pop-rock power from Toronto’s favourite bar-owning brother band, Ferraro.

Camila Cabello posing

Don’t Go Yet

Camila Cabello

Cuba’s Havana hitmaker is back with a Latin-powered party anthem that makes us want to crowd into a club.

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