The NEXT Playlist: August 2021

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

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Rae Street

Courtney Barnett

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

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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.


Social Jungle (White Cliffs Remix)


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

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Niall Mutter

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

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MOVIN’ (feat. Mick Jenkins & Aréna)


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

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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


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

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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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