Bibi Bourelly feat. Earl St. Clair, "Perfect"
If you liked Rihanna's "Higher" and think it sounded like nothing she'd ever recorded before, you should, first, give credit to Bibi Bourelly who helped write the song in 20 minutes and, second, dive into Bourelly's new track "Perfect" because it has all the same elements that made "Higher" such a B-side hit among fans. It's got horns, cymbals, organs and a bassline, and is bluesy as hell. She sings alongside fellow up-and-comer Earl St. Clair and both their vocals are raw and raspy, but in different ways. And somehow, despite the lyrics being pretty damn modern ("Hair ain't real, eyebrows on fleek/ You been talkin' 'bout yourself girl, all damn week"), it still manages to sound timeless. —Danielle Cheesman
Foursix's "LVL1" single is the follow-up to their banger "Favors." This New York collective is comprised of Amoedo, Ashlee, J-Payso, Hanei, Verde Madera, Zach Day and Zino, and though each member provides a different creative vibe, they are all on the same wavelength. Foursix explained the recording process, saying, "We had just recorded 'Favors' that day and we felt so good about it we wanted to carry that energy into a new song. A few hours later 'LVL1' happened so we figured it was only right to drop it next." —Erin Ashley Simon
Mess Kid, "RiRi Riddim"
My gosh, Mess Kid's "RiRi Riddim" just hit me like a leaf blower to the face. In a good way of course. The Detroit-made, L.A.-based producer mashed Rihanna's vocals from "Needed Me" with instrumentals and vocals from Ty Dolla $ign's "Saved" to create one dope banger. Cool enough, Rihanna's vocals moved from a more soft, melodic pace to a "This Is What You Came For" flow. Either way, I love this twist. —Erin Ashley Simon