Music

GQ’s favourite musicians pick the best tracks to listen to right now

Head to GQ’s Vero channel to find our mammoth catalogue of music, featuring songs selected by our favourite artists, including British rising stars such as Raye, Tom Misch and Mabel, and household names Post Malone, Professor Green and Lily Allen, plus picks from the biggest DJs in the world

Stop what you’re doing and pull out your headphones immediately, because we’ve got the ultimate playlist – curated by the biggest names in music – for you to listen to right now. Whether you’re looking for the hottest new tracks or simply want to be reminded of the greatest hits of all time, you'll find the best music recommendations from scores of celebrities on the GQ Vero channel. Starring: AJ Tracey’s No1 rapper; Tove Lo’s go-to breakup anthem; the artist Bastille’s Dan Smith most admires; Miguel's all-time favourite record; the up-and-coming singer Tom Misch is obsessing over; Shawn Mendes’ top Kanye track; the song Mark Ronson thinks you really have to listen to; and the best tracks of the past year according to DJs Alice Levine, Zane Lowe and Clara Amfo.

Our feed is also a bank of the very best music according to our editors, with exclusive insight into the songs we listen to at GQ HQ every day. It’s a mixed bag: as well as having best-loved legends such as New Order, The Cure, Johnny Marr, Primal Scream, Radiohead, Prince, David Bowie and Iggy Pop on regular rotation, we share the chart-topping tracks we can’t stop humming as we’re playing them. Then there are the playlists from events including GQ Heroes, the GQ Food & Drink Awards, and the GQ Men Of The Year Awards (where, for 2019, we've joined forced with Vero once again to present the Vero Breakthrough Music Act, after Jorja Smith took home the inaugural prize last year) plus a critical look at the biggest, brightest music awards (we've recently been sharing our favourite record from each of the albums shortlisted for the Mercury Prize). What’s more, because Apple Music is integrated into Vero, you can listen to the songs on every post without ever leaving the app. If you’re into it, you can buy the track from iTunes at the tap of a button; if you’re not, go further into our archive. It’s really that easy.

If you have a song in mind that you want to find fast, all you need to do is tap the collections icon to the right of your profile avatar and hit music. There, you’ll find every music post that has ever been shared with you, not only by GQ but by all the accounts you follow, as well as the ones you’ve posted yourself. Sharing songs to your own feed is an easy way to create playlists, log recommendations from friends and keep track of songs you hear out and about (you can even share songs privately, meaning no one but you will see them).

And there’s more than just songs. Since October 2017, our Vero channel has become the home of all-things GQ music, with a bank of everything from TV series and film to book and place recommendations from the world’s biggest artists, as well as their song suggestions, all easily searchable in the app. You’ll also find exclusive videos of the artists we’ve interviewed recently about their formative musical memories, with contributors including Masego, Tom Walker, Raye, Yungen, Jonas Blue, Col3trane and Adam Lambert each recounting the first song they remember ever really loving as a child. So what are you waiting for? Download the app now to join us on the next-gen social platform while it’s still free.

Follow us on Vero for exclusive music content and commentary, all the latest music lifestyle news and insider access into the GQ world, from behind-the-scenes insight to recommendations from our editors and high-profile talent.

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