“It’s all just friction/But don’t forget the revenge," the U.S. Girls sing on their new single "Velvet 4 Sale" over a guitar line that seems to slink around like it has a mind of its own. This song inspired this week's playlist, which is not so much lyrically aligned with "Velvet 4 Sale" but builds around an ethos of experimentation, done so smoothly. For instance, take a track like the Jamaican electronic group Equiknoxx, who eschew the conventions of dancehall for a rich and crisp electronic palette that makes each individual instrument tactical. Or, later in the playlist, the singer Gold Fir, who appears to only have two singles on Spotify, but whose music feels beautifully plucked from an earlier moment in time. The first and second half of the playlist almost seem to exist in different universes but if anything, they're all bound together by Sufjan Steven's "Drawn to the Blood" remix. They might be different sonically but they all exist to tell crystal clear stories through music.