The first lines of PANDA$ new track “Love After War” feature Anastasia Elliot‘s vocals as she sings of a love/hate relationship. Smooth as honey, the rap verses pick the pace up over simplified instrumentals, a combination that makes the track feel soulful and whole. At times morbid (“cleaning blood stains off the floor”), the song is still incredibly relatable and introspective. Plus, all NBA fans will appreciate that beautiful reference to being “perfect like Jordan and Pippin,” no questions asked.

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Meredith Schneider