"I am thinking particularly of a shower I took where the lower half of my body was under the running water and the upper half was laid out on the bath mat, eating a loaf of bread." - Lena Dunham

These are our five favourite songs from the past week:


5. KUČKA - 'Divinity'

Australian musician Laura Jane Lowther, under the moniker KUČKA, impressed us a little while back with her glistening pop tune 'Unconditional', but for her new song 'Divinity', she takes her sound to a much darker place. - Tarynn Law



4. Flying Lotus - 'Medication Meditation'

'Medication Meditation' features the gatling gun flow of Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) stuttering over a nocturnally driven dreamscape of a track pulsing with insistent kicks, as much detailing the stillness of night as its exciting treasures hidden in the lesser-known shadows. - Russell Thomas



3. Pusha T - 'Lunch Money' (produced by Kanye West)

'Lunch Money' storms through with some of Pusha's heaviest verses, curated by West's monstrous and consistent production. Essential. Matt Korman



2. Alma Elste - 'Heart Melter'

With its excitable beat, stuttering jagged of synth, body-rumbling bass tinged with distortion, explosive piano notes and subtle string sounds, it's certainly the backdrop for the distinct euphoria of bungee jumping away from yourself for a second, two souls joining, a heart melting (it's in the title yo). It's made complete with Alma's fluttering vocals, touched with gravelly strength, that simultaneously float above – and are a massive part of – all the intense hurricane of the song, like someone's out-of-body spirit looking down on a potentially life-changing situation. - Russell Thomas



1. Kero Kero Bonito - 'Build It Up'

What's this song about? It's about building stuff up I guess. Whether it's with Lego or literally whatever other construction material you can think of: it's fun to build things. Really fun. Anything. You could be an office block contractor – I bet it's still fun to see skyscrapers grow into the sky; or even someone who makes music. It's fun to build! And that's illustrated in the music of Kero Kero Bonito. It is fun, it sounds fun; the lyrics are fun. But that's not the point, the point is the architectural collage of the production, an edifice itself, moving from squelch-bleeps of the first verse to a beat-heavy mélange of drums and washing cymbals to the second. And most of all in the last quarter or so of the track, where the vocals from Sarah (the singer) get sped into infinity and into a orbiting satellite of sounds, collected as all the fun electronic sounds of humanity and sent up into space, just in case any aliens wonder what we're about or who we are. We are squidgy and flute-sounding, bleepy and glittering, percussive and blissful, euphoric and tropical, fun and fanciful.

It feels as if it marks a step forward for KKB – for me it's the catchiest they've been, but at the same time it's the most experimental they've been, what with their dadaist collage of noises, the pitch-shifting and tempo-increasing; it feels like they've already found their feet, now they're having fun using them for interpretive dance and skipping around. - Russell Thomas