Pitchfork employees listen to a lot of new music. Lots of it. Every day, our authors, editors, and contributors go through an impressive number of new publications, making recommendations to one another, and discovering new favorites. Every Monday we use our Pitchfork Selects playlist to share what our writers obsessively play and highlight some of the Pitchfork staff’s favorite new pieces of music. The playlist is a collection of songs: the only guiding principle is that these are the songs you would like to send to a friend.

This week’s Pitchfork Selects playlist includes J. Cole, Mereba, Origami Angel, and more. Listen below and follow our playlists on Apple Music and Spotify. (Pitchfork earns a commission on purchases made through affiliate links on our website.)

Pitchfork selection: May 10, 2021

Kings of Convenience: “Rocky Trail”
Mereba: “rider”
J. Cole: “Interlude”
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy: “God is waiting”
Origami Angel: “Footloose Cannonball Brothers”