Recalling the delicate pop styles of artists like Jessie Ware and Jetta, JONES’ warm single “Melt” is a smooth, sonic daydream of song.
Maggie Rogers, “Dog Years“
You’re likely already familiar with Maggie’s first single, “Alaska,” and the Cry Heard ‘Round The World it elicited from superstar Pharrell Williams. What you might have missed, however, is the singer’s wistful, demure follow-up that shines just as bright.
TOTEM & Aalias, “Bubblegum“
“Bubblegum” is as sweet as it sounds: It’s brimming with blithe synths, a catchy-as-hell hook, and wonderfully biting lyrics.
St. Lucia, “Love Somebody“
St. Lucia’s retro-inspired slow-burner is an ’80s pop fantasy come to fruition.
Allie X, “That’s So Us“
With cheeky nods to air guitar duets and Space Odyssey movie nights, Allie X’s delightful “That’s So Us” really might just be so you.
MUNA, “I Know a Place“
In “I Know a Place,” pop trio MUNA has crafted a glittery, powerful anthem.
Ferras feat. Raja Kumari, “Medicine“
“Medicine” is bright, fun, and transportive, evoking thrilling, sun-drenched summer escapades in just under four minutes.
Shura, “What’s It Gonna Be?“
Sonically, Shura’s “What’s It Gonna Be?” sounds like a retro, sugary daydream; lyrically, it pinpoints the foibles of being young, in love, and entirely uncertain to a T.
Wrabel, “11 Blocks“
Singer Wrabel brings not only solidly fantastic vocals to this mid-tempo pop ballad, but also a heavy dose of heart-wrenching lyrics you might commiserate with a little too much.
NEIKED feat. Dyo, “Sexual“
From its wonky synths to its I-dare-you-not-to-dance chorus, “Sexual” is sure to get you in the mood…to literally dance forever.
MishCatt, “Another Dimension“
MishCatt’s aptly titled “Another Dimension” really does feel like a retreat to an alternate space. It pops, it bounces, and it sounds like a goddamn starburst.
Rationale, “Something For Nothing“
With a voice this distinct, the British singer could belt out all 34,000 of Donald Trump’s cacophonous tweets and it’d sound artistic. Fortunately for us, “Something For Nothing” is anything but — it’s a gorgeous, bittersweet number that’ll leave you Googling his entire discography.
Noonie Bao, “Reminds Me“
With its glimmery infusion of strings and celestial synths, something about “Reminds Me” feels slightly dark — and that’s exactly the beauty in it.
Mirror Talk, “Some Boys“
Mirror Talk’s shadowy “Some Boys” is an enchanting number that’ll chime and synthesize its way right to your soul.
Mura Masa, “What If I Go?“
With its woozy, oscillating beats, pulsating percussion, and gorgeous feature from singer Bonzai, “What If I Go?” is one of Mura Masa’s best bops to date.