Girls of the Year
Merrill selects assorted jams of the year so far, from Beach House’s airy dream pop to cupcakKe’s spitfire bars and all that’s in between.
Typically, the most memorable and enduring songs of the year are tallied in winter, but Merrill takes time during one of the hottest streaks on record to revisit the best songs of the past eight months. Listen in for electronic shapeshifter Laurel Halo’s resistance anthem “Excerpt from an Open Letter to John Paul II,” electro wunderkind Helena Hauff’s “Qualm,” hip-hop OGs and life partners Jean Grae and Quelle Chris’s “Breakfast of Champions” and more. There’s something here for every music fan.