13 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: CXLOE, Charli XCX And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 11/06/2021

A few nice bits and pieces to add to your collection.

CXLOE – New Tricks

Our song of the week.

CXLOE has been dropping off some excellent loosies this year but New Trick is the best yet. It’s a dark, pulsating track that builds and releases tension with stunning drama.

Charli XCX – New Shapes (Feat. Caroline Polachek & Christine & The Queens)

An all-star oddball pop cast comes together for this ’80-tinged moment. The expectations were high for this trio and they haven’t let down each bringing their own flair to the delectable beat.

Foxes – Sky Love

This Foxes album is shaping up to be a pop classic. Every release has been A+ and she’s not letting down with this sparkly cut.

Lorde – Hold No Grudge

Why this song was hiding on the deluxe edition is a mystery. It’s one of Solar Power‘s greatest moments, harnessing the sadness that lingers beyond the sunshine of the record.

Lucy Deakin – how am I supposed to

This pop newcomer is making early ’00s pop/rock that’s both nostalgic and emotionally charged. how am I supposed to off her new project in your head I’m probably crying is a slice of pure pop gold.

Little Mix – Between Us

We’re here for Little Mix taking a little victory lap with this sweet ballad about friendship and longevity.

Post Malone & The Weeknd – One Right Now

Everyone’s on their ’80s tip right now. The Weeknd is well versed in the sound and now Posty is down with it too, delivering a spectacular pop song that’s going to be in the charts for the foreseeable future.

Silk Sonic – Smokin Out The Window

Another smack of personality from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak on this vintage soul track. Stacks of charisma and vocals for days make this is a winner.

Summer Walker – No Love (Feat. SZA)

Summer Walker’s second album Still Over It has finally arrived and hopefully it’s going to spur her guest mate here SZA on to release her sophomore too.

Omar Apollo – Bad Life (Feat. Kali Uchis)

Omar Apollo and Kali Uchis go into sultry ballad mode on Bad Life. It’s post-Blonde acoustic cut with some excellent vocals from the pair.

Dijon – The Dress

Dijon’s album Absolutely is out today and it features this ’80s-tinged sizzler. It’s a love song full of cheese and it sounds so good.

Audrey Mika – Strangers

Audrey Mika is gathering a strong collection of pop tracks and Strangers is a punchy addition to that.

corook – sims

corook’s debut release sims is a twisting, taunting pop song that is continuously surprising.

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