Acts like Waxahatchee and Fiona Apple have released albums that are—in hindsight—prescient snapshots of our current time, whether they offer beacons of hope or solitary musings on individuality and the human spirit. Others, like Jamie xx, have gifted surprise releases as a welcome distraction from the world around us; tracks that are primed for quarantine dance parties and nightly releases of pent up energy. It’s cliche to say let the music heal us, but at the very least, let the music keep our spirits buoyant until we get through this. Here are a few of the year’s best songs so far. Follow along as we update this list and our own Spotify playlist throughout the rest of the year. Apply liberally to the affected area.