New Music Friday: 5/24/24

The New Music in black fled across the desert, and the Friday followed

New Music Friday: 5/24/24
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Here are the rules: I listen to all 100 tracks of Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, except for anything that rhymes the n-word with itself more than three times, any screamo or screamo-adjacent stuff, any CCM that reveals its true intentions in time for me to hit the skip button, and any egregiously corny modern country music, typically performed by a dude with two first names. Having sifted through this week's playlist, here's what I actively enjoyed:

"Sexy to Someone," Clairo
"Sexy to someone" doesn't appear anywhere I'm aware of on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but don't tell that to Clairo — in this hazy little pop number, she's open and unapologetic about the fact that sometimes, knowing someone else is hot for you makes it a little easier to get out of bed in the morning. We've all been there; it's just that most of us haven't expressed it in so effortlessly catchy a fashion.