Welcome, foolish mortals, to another roundup of the GQ editors' picks for best songs of the week. How's your Halloween going? Listening to any modern-day spooky hits? Nestling up with a scary movie that'll make you wish Halloween weren't on a Thursday this year because how the hell are you going to get to sleep after that? Come down from all those haunts with this list of, inarguably, the best songs of the week.
Lola Young, "6 Feet Under"
Happy Halloween—here’s a sultry pop banger about being buried alive. You’re welcome, have fun, be safe.—Colin Groundwater, assistant to the editor in chief
Tinashe feat. Ms Banks, "Die A Little Bit"
"Die A Little Bit," Tinashe's first single since leaving her record label, makes me want to die a little bit, too; that's how good it is. The video is big-budget; the dancing's on point (as always); the song itself is totally left of center, its production pristine, hiccuping, never overpowering Tinashe's purposely restrained vocals. Plus if you didn't know U.K. rapper Ms Banks before this, you will now. Tinashe season is back upon us.—Brennan Carley, associate editor
Fiddlehead, "Get My Mind Right"
Fiddlehead—a post-hardcore super group consisting of members from Have Heart, Basement, and more—just released Get My Mind Right, a follow-up EP to their dynamite 2018 album, Springtime and Blind (an excellent LP that I cannot recommend enough). The title track is more of exactly what I wanted from them. It’s driving and moody (but surprisingly punchy), a song about the sort of dread and desperation people encounter as they feel like they’re being left behind. Singer Pat Flynn uses the kind of gravelly forceful shout he’s known best for to really drive the point of lyrics across—he screams out the refrain, “You said you’d help me get my mind right”—with spine-tinglingly perfect delivery.—Gabe Conte, digital producer
Brooke Candy, "Nymph"
Sometimes you wanna just Feel Yourself without shame. Rapper Brooke Candy knows that, and she's here for you with "Nymph," a sex-positive tongue-turner with references to FernGully and Tinkerbell and Lord of the Flies and The Energizer Bunny all sprinkled throughout her rhymes. The melody quickly turns from twinkling to trap and back to twinkling again, and it all somehow makes total sense; Candy's the common denominator, living in both worlds and ruling them both. This might be the best album-opener of the year.—B.C.
And our .5 of the week…
Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles duet on “Space Cowboy”
At a certain point, it’s just math. Add Harry Styles to the biggest, most swooning song on Spacey Kacey’s Golden Hour and you get mandatory listening. Is it as good as their cover of “You’re Still The One” from a Madison Square Garden show last year? Better? It’s close enough of a call that you’ll have to make it yourself.—C.G.
As pop leans into the dark, is spooky music ready to have a moment?
Grab the blanket, the pumpkin bread, and the pillow to hide behind (or scream into).
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