Seeing Red all week long, tbh.
Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle
Our pick of the week.
Surely we’ve all heard All Too Well by now yeah? So let’s go with another from Red (Taylor’s Version). Message In A Bottle was the first song she wrote with Max Martin and it’s an A-grade pop tune.
Silk Sonic – Put On A Smile
The whole Silk Sonic album goes hard as a package but there’s something particularly affecting about the only ballad. A vocal showcase of epic proportions.
Jessica Mauboy – Glow
Jessica Mauboy’s reinvention is slick as hell. Glow is a slinky, light-soaked disco bop about growth and independence.
Rosalía – La Fama (Feat. The Weeknd)
ROSALÍA and The Weeknd fumbled the ball on the Blinding Lights remix but they have redeemed themselves with La Fama. A sexy, devilish cut that’s a meeting of two of the smoothest voices in pop music.
Tate McRae – Feel Like Shit
Tate McRae has become the dark princess of pop. She’s perfected this moody formula and she never misses. Feels Like Shit smacks exactly where it should.
Blu DeTiger – Blondes
Blu DeTiger is proving the hype right. Blondes may be her most instantly likeable moment yet. A funky, charismatic disco number that drips with effortless cool.
Mitski – The Only Heartbreaker
Critical darling Mitski never misses but there’s something particularly rousing about this thunderous ’80s tune. It’s both emotionally piercing and electrifying.
Little Mix – Cut You Off
Little Mix flip people off better than most so it’s not surprise that this is the pick of the bunch off their new greatest hits collection Between Us.
ELIO – SUPERIMPOSE
ELIO is slowly but surely building a diverse and impeccable collection of pop songs. SUPERIMPOSE is a worthy addition – an effortless bubblegum pop moment.
Beyoncé – Be Alive
When Beyoncé gives a soundtrack moment, she gives a soundtrack moment. Be Alive is huge. A cinematic, widescreen cut full of gobsmacking vocals.
Holly Humberstone – Friendly Fire
Holly Humberstone’s new EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin cements her as one of the best new songwriters. Friendly Fire is a beautiful closer.
Amber Mark – Softly
Amber Mark’s rollout of her debut album is going perfectly. She just keeps churning out these crisp, soulful songs.
Baby Queen – Wannabe
Baby Queen hitting at our ’90s nostalgia both in sound and title with this one. The title may say Spice Girls but the sound says Beck.
Carla Wehbe – hurts to love you
Australia may have a new pop hero on their hands with Carla Wehbe. hurts to love you pulsates with a restless, emotional energy that combusts in a glorious chorus.
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