This week's playlist is centered around the track by Bonjay titled "Post-Urban." Something about the phrase post-urban is alluring to me. Post suggests a point beyond urbanism. And urbanism can obviously refer to cities but also a genre of music that blends contemporary pop sounds with electronic and/or diasporic influences. In "Post-Urban" there's a unique electronic logic to it as to as the lead singer's voice, an assured humanity, floats about the dense understructure. As a result, many of the tracks reflect a post-urbanism, by which I mean music that speaks beyond the tradition genre trappings to reveal future sounds. Post-urbanism seems to better reflect the visionary quality of female artists, whose voices are the spotlight of 11 out of the 15 tracks. Post-urbanism is driven by younger artists who are willing to have fun but are also motivated by the deepest concerns for justice in this era when justice is further eroding.