This week was an excellent one for collabs. Singer-songwriter-rapper Labrinth, pop star Sia, and producer Diplo are gearing as much as launch their LSD collaborative album, and the trio dropped one other single off the report. Rita Ora, Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes, and Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta are the lady group desires are made from on their new single “R.I.P.” Talking of lady teams, Charli XCX’s brainchild Nasty Cherry dropped their first single, the career-making “Win.” J Balvin, king of collabs, dropped a steamy new single with Sean Paul, “Contra La Pared.”
Each week, Uproxx will spherical out one of the best new pop releases of the final seven days. Hear up.
Nasty Cherry, “Win”
Equal components sugar and spice, “Win” is a implausible first single for LA newcomers Nasty Cherry. That is Nasty Cherry’s first single as a band, however the members have labored within the music trade for years; one main indie rockers Kitten, one enjoying drums for Charli XCX. Charli referred to as Nasty Cherry her “brainchild” in a press launch, and has labored extensively with the band on their upcoming debut EP. You possibly can hear her affect within the hook-y however unconventional refrain, and listen to the band’s indie DNA in that New Order-esque riff and the gradual, dynamic construct of the verses. It’s an excellent tune and even higher first single. One thing tells me Nasty Cherry performs to win.
Sean Paul And J Balvin, “Contra La Pared”
Dancehall and reggaeton royalty Sean Paul and J Balvin have teamed up for an excellent new single. “Contra La Pared,” produced by the prolific reggaeton producer Tainy, is past catchy. Paul and Balvin commerce verses a few love that has rendered them susceptible and “against the wall,” switching seamlessly between English and Spanish. Balvin and Paul have been busy the previous few months — Balvin simply appeared on “I Can’t Get Enough” with Tainy, Selena Gomez, and Benny Blanco, and Paul has mentioned he has new music popping out with Sia and Rita Ora this 12 months.
Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo, “No New Friends”
After releasing a pair new singles over the previous few months, the LSD supergroup have introduced that their upcoming self-titled album is popping out this April. New single “No New Friends” may sound pessimistic judging from the title alone, but it surely’s an ode to appreciating what you’ve already obtained. With Sia‘s towering pop vocals, Diplo‘s EDM golden contact, and Labrinth’s hip-hop innovation, the tune is a mix of its members’ distinctive skills. Who wants new pals with firm like this?
Sofia Reyes, Feat. Rita Ora And Anitta, “R.I.P.”
Sofia Reyes, Rita Ora, and Anitta be a part of pop forces for the English-Spanish-Portuguese banger “R.I.P.” The worldwide pop trio (Ora is English, Reyes Mexican, Anitta Brazilian) will not be followers of dangerous vibes or whipped cream options, apparently, as they sing, “R.I.P. to the bullsh*t / Brush it off like Cool Whip.” The three vocalists commerce vocal duties in three totally different languages, united by their shared exhaustion with bullsh*t and the Fliptones’ tight, boppy manufacturing.
Lennon Stella, “B*tch (Takes One To Know One)”
Singer-songwriter Lennon Stella is reclaiming the B phrase. Somewhat than tear different ladies down, “B*tch” is a celebration of feminine solidarity and a teardown of poisonous masculinity. “This song revolves around the thought of a girl being a BADASS and not willing to take put up with her boyfriend saying whatever he wants to her,” Stella told Genius. “So when her man calls her a bitch, she gives it right back to him.” The tune twinkles with shiny manufacturing, and Stella’s candy vocals are susceptible and robust.
Jade Fowl, “My Motto”
Singer-songwriter Jade Fowl’s self-titled debut report is a month away, and “My Motto” is her newest single. Whereas a lot of her earlier singles have been burn-it-down passionate, “My Motto” finds energy in its simplicity. Over a haunting piano melody, Fowl sings about shifting on from the adverse in her life, selecting to embrace happiness the place she will be able to discover it. The tune builds into a shocking, Brandi Carlile-esque catharsis, and Fowl’s vocals are spectacular, leaping from spare and easy to full belting prefer it’s simple.
English electro-pop musician Shura is again along with her first new music of 2019. The singer embraces a transatlantic love on “BKLYNLDN,” named for its abbreviations of the 2 cities the tune splits time in. It’s a young, synth-driven love tune in regards to the craving of long-distance romance and the catharsis of assembly within the center. Shura has mentioned the tune has autobiographical components for her, however even in the event you’re not in a long-distance relationship your self, her longing vocals and delicate synths will certainly make you fall in love.
Younger Bombs, “Starry Eyes”
Canadian dance-pop duo Younger Bombs have made a profession remixing hits by a few of pop’s largest acts, together with Troye Sivan, The Chainsmokers, and Carly Rae Jepsen, but it surely seems they’ve successful of their very own with “Starry Eyes.” It’s an infectious EDM banger with pounding synths, an earworm hook, and a refrain that completely straddles that line between infectious and aggravating (it’s truthfully irritating how catchy this tune is).