Album: Room 25
Best Pick Up Line: “How's it feel to be on my mind? I can't believe I found you in time.”
“Montego Bae” floats in on a tropical breeze, with the elegance of a Golden Age Hollywood travel movie. Noname’s nimble, soft-spoken flow fits perfectly atop the splashy cymbals and ambulatory bass line, as she luxuriates in pleasures both physical (oral sex) and intellectual (reading Toni Morrison). The song clocks in at just 2:45, but it’s steamy and sensual enough that it feels like an entire week spent shacked up by the Caribbean Sea.