The NEXT Playlist

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

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Omega Mighty

Drip Dreamin’

Omega Mighty

A regular guest in her sister Haviah’s shows, this is Omega’s rich and rewarding soulful soul debut.

Waxahatchee

Light of a Clear Blue Morning

Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield’s raw and pure ode to renewal and hope is as fresh as a sunrise over the mountains in West Virginia.

CHVRCHES band members

He Said She Said

CHVRCHES

This Scottish trio expertly juxtaposes uplifting pop synths with lyrics that call out the contradictory societal pressures put on women.

Majid Jordan bandmates

Waves of Blue

Majid Jordan

Smooth cruising or cuddling crooning from Toronto duo overdue for their mega-break.

Taylor Swift posing outside

The Way I Loved You (Taylor’s Version)

Taylor Swift

This mature rerelease of Taylor Swift’s iconic hard-love banger is more tragic and cathartic than ever.

Slothrust bandmates

Strange Astrology

Slothrust

This slow, soft release from Seattle grunge band Slothrust will be relatable for Libras and Leos alike.

Bickle posing

Naked

Bickle

A disco banger for when the urge to dance naked arises. Just be sure to close the blinds.

Noname posing

Rainforest

Noname

This chilled-out R&B track draws parallels to Chance The Rapper’s style, while making a pointed statement about race and class relations in America.

Brockhampton band mates

COUNT ON ME

BROCKHAMPTON

A catchy song with a whistling backtrack off of the boy wonder rap group’s second-last album ever.

Luna Li posing outisde

Cherry Pit

Luna Li

A hazily shimmering dream track destined for summer chill out playlists.

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The NEXT Playlist: December 2021

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

By NEXT Magazine