The NEXT Playlist: December 2021

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

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Jasmyn's album cover for Find the Light.

Find the Light


One-time Weaves lead singer, Jasmyn Burke rocks back with this solo scorcher.

PUP's album cover for Waiting.



PUP’s punk stylings are tinged with heavy-metal vibes in this explosive track.

Red Riot standing together, smiling for the camera wearing grey coats outside..

Bounce Back

Red Riot

Irresistible pop-powered dance track from the Icelandic rap duo.

Joey Gerlach's album cover for Outer Space.

Outer Space

Joey Gerlach

The only track from unknown Joey Gerlach, this R&B deep-feeler blooms with lush, crescendoing layers.

Mick Jenkins album cover for Is, This Cigarettes.

Is, This Cigarettes

Mick Jenkins

Pointed rap lyrics surf a jazzy beat on Chicago artist Mick Jenkins’ new album.

The Marias

Photo by Ashley Seryn.

Hush (Still Woozy Remix)

The Marías

Still Woozy turns this ominous track into a sensual and breezy chill-playlist groove.

Tommy's album cover.



Toronto dance-pop talent Ralph crafts an addictively catchy track about crushing hard.

Black and white photo of Mitski seated on the floor.

The Only Heartbreaker


The most tragic song you’ll ever hear set to ’80s synth-pop.

Black and white photo of Carole Pope.

Speaking in Code

Carole Pope and Clara Venice

Original Rough Trade rock diva Carole Pope is back with this dance-driven, theremin-infused track.

Theo Tam facing away from the camera wearing a grey coat outside.

Grown Up Christmas

Theo Tam and Ali Slaight

A dreamy new Christmas track puts some mistletoe on our list.

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