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Jan 2019 playlist

The only tracks you need to hear in January

The month’s best new music, with tracks by Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Nilüfer Yanya, James Blake and more

2019 has only just kicked off and we’ve already had some huge releases. This month has seen the grand return of both James Blake and Vampire Weekend, new drops from Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande, and bops from future stars Lizzo and City Girls (the latter featuring a guest appearance from Cardi B).

Outside of the pop world, there have also been some killer leftfield releases from established stars (Karen O, These New Puritans, and Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, bizarrely doing an electro-pop single) and newer talents (J-punk group CHAI, west London songwriter Nilüfer Yanya, and Belgian-Caribbean artist Charlotte Adigéry).

Although we post these roundups at the end of every month, we actually update the playlist regularly for our subscribers – so be sure to follow us on Spotify and Apple Music if you can’t stand to wait for new tracks.

Otherwise, listen to the playlist below.