08/07/2014 11:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 10 Songs You Need To Know This Week

Years & Years

Each week, the HuffPost Entertainment team will compile and share some of our favorite tracks discovered across the web, whether they are brand new tunes, new music videos or newly discovered artists.

Years & Years - “Take Shelter”

You might recognize vocalist Olly Alexander from "Penny Dreadful" or "Skins," but it's with his band Years & Years that Alexander is truly taking the spotlight. Partnering up with actress Emily Browning for their single's visuals, Alexander's crisp tenor and Browning's spellbinding dance means you won't listen to this song just once today.

Kembe X - “As I Unfold” ft. Ab-Soul & Alex Wiley

Rising hip-hop artist Kembe X recruits Ab-Soul and Alex Wiley for the smooth cut "As I Unfold," off of his upcoming EP. Let's just hope we get the dirty version soon.

Poor and Perfect - “Annie”

Chris Rosenquest writes the perfect blend of country, folk and indie, mixed together with his cutting lyrics of love and his deep, gritty vocals. Poor and Perfect continues much of the sound he developed in his former outfit, The Tower and the Fool, and we hope he puts out a full-length soon, especially if it's of the same quality as "Annie."

Joey Bada$$ - “Big Dusty”

It appears that we will finally be getting Joey Bada$$'s studio debut, "B4DA$$," this fall. "Big Dusty," the first track from the album continues to improve on Joey's '90s boom-bap sound, receiving production from fellow Pro Era member Kirk Knight.

Ryn Weaver - “Promises”

Pop-game newcomer Ryn Weaver delivers her second track, "Promises," a dizzying song that builds up layers until it reaches the towering chorus. Between this and "Octahate," Weaver's "Promises" EP is shaping up to make waves.

Jon Waltz - “Home”

"Home" is a loose, ambient track, with Waltz mulling over the concept of home. While this won't be on his upcoming EP, "Alyss," it gives us a good idea of the kind of quality we can expect from the short-release.

Nick Hakim - “I Don’t Know”

Who said the singer-songwriter was dead? Nick Hakim came to attention with his debut EP, "Where Will We Go Pt. 1," last month, and he's wasting no time in preparing to release the follow-up. Soulful with just the right amount of gloom, "I Don't Know" is another fantastic product from a guy who knows how to write music that anyone can appreciate.

Turan - “Departed”

"Departed" is the first taste we have of U.K. artist Turan. His "Persistence of Memory" EP drops in a little over a week, and we can only hope the rest of it sounds as big as this.

Royal Blood - “Figure It Out”

Royal Blood is a name to know in rock. The duo's "Figure It Out" grooves along through for the first three-quarters of the song until the leading riff finally breaks out into the full chaos the listener had been hoping for the whole song.

Vance Joy - “First Time”

Vance Joy is selling out show after show, and his debut album, "Dream Your Life Away," hasn't even been released yet. Relentless touring and hard work is clearly paying off for the Australian artist, and with consistently impressive songs like "First Time," we're buying our tickets, too.



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