Best of #NewMusicFriday: Icona Pop, Tayler Buono, Rina Sawayama + More
It’s Friday once more, PopCrush readers, which means we’re (web) surfing a big ol’ wave of brand new tunes! If you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of songs, desperate to know which tracks and videos deserve your attention, consider this your life preserver: Below, discover the best songs #NewMusicFriday has to offer.
"Girls Girls," Icona Pop
Icona Pop return with a bouncy ode to girl power on "Girls Girls," a slice of lightly tropical electro-pop. Featuring a joyful chorus and flashes of thumping house, the playful, celebratory jam (co-written by fellow Swede Tove Lo) is like a modern "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Even cuter? The lyric video features fans from across the world!
"Glue," Fickle Friends
Fickle Friends' latest single may be their stickiest and sweetest yet. "Glue" is neon-hued, '80s inspired electro-pop at its most sparkly. "Cool yourself down / I think I’m getting stuck / I think I’m getting hooked on you," frontwoman Natti sings, her voice shimmering like glitter on the dance floor. It's contagious.
"Fine," Tayler Buono
Rising pop artist Tayler Buono drops some of her most relatable pop yet on "Fine," a song about the relational friction that occurs when one's lover is ignorant to all the signs that something is wrong. "I've been dropping hints, now I'm turning all the lights out / Turning away without kissing you goodnight... / Call me and ignore you, still, don't see the signs," Tayler sings, before exploding with earnest frustration on the track's undeniably melodic hook.
"Cyber Stockholm Syndrome (Nite Jewel Remix)", Rina Sawayama
London's very own cyber-R&B pop princess Rina Sawayama gets the house treatment courtesy of Nite Jewel on a brand new remix of "Cyber Stockholm Syndrome." Transforming the smooth, glossy electro-R&B ballad into bumping dancefloor fodder, the "CSS (Nite Jewel Remix)" becomes a club-ready banger. Get "stuck in a crazy cyber world"—you won't regret it.
"Magnetic," Chloe Howl
British singer-songwriter Chloe Howl makes her grand return on "Magnetic," an aptly-titled electro-pop slow burner with an explosive payoff. Synths swirl like meteorites flashing across the night sky, dancing around Chloe's romantic, soulful croon. It's slick, smooth, elegant pop with nods to jazz and house music.
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