The Best Singles of 2016, #12


12. Katy B, “Honey”

One of the coolest things about Katy B’s third album Honey is how she takes existing tracks by some of the coolest beat-makers in the world and creates something new and entirely hers. A fine example is what she does to a slinky little loop created by Montreal artist Kaytranada. Atop a very simple R&B beat and bassline that carries on in its modal fashion, Katy adds her own sultry lyrics and clever vocal melodies, heightening the track’s tension and sensuality.