2018 should sound good

The gyms are going to be jammed packed with people desperately pursuing a better physique this January. Instead of putting on the spandex and joining them on the treadmill, everyone can easily resolve to instead pursue better music this year. 

1. SZA, “The Weekend”: Firstly, it samples Justin Timberlake’s masterpiece, “Set the Mood (Prelude)/Until the End of Time.” Secondly, SZA is singing vulnerable lyrics about sharing her man with another woman, or women (dating is a struggle, people!) And thirdly, SZA paints the picture vividly with her crisp vocals matched to a smooth beat. This is storytelling. It’s also creative, realistic and addictive. I listened to it Monday through Friday, and on the weekends.