Read on to enjoy a selection of the freshest new pop songs released this week, from nostalgic 90s-inspired bedroom pop to euphoric indie-pop that begs to fill club dancefloors. There are also brand new tracks from BabyJake, easy life, and Noah Kahan.
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1. Sam Fischer – Simple
Sam Fischer is back with “Simple,” hoping to continue his uber-successful run of smart, heartfelt pop hits. The Australian singer’s debut track “This City” has now been streamed worldwide 500 million times – that breakthrough release was followed by a massive duet with Demi Lovato, “What Other People Say.”
“Simple” meanwhile is a rousing piano-led track about a relationship surviving hard times by going back to the start.
2. BXB LOVE – Ignorance Song
In need of a cathartic release? Try “Ignorance Song,” an alt-pop track with anthemic lines that makes you want to scream your heart out. Lyrically “Ignorance Song” encourages self-empowerment and growth – BXB LOVE is an androgynous pseudonym chosen to remove the pressures and expectations that come with being a woman of colour in music.
Canadian BXB LOVE’s second single shows her versatility, the the polar opposite to her debut song “matrix,” and swapping gentle pop for gritty guitar music that careers towards alt-rock territory.
3. easy life – have a great day
A song for the great British summer, even if it’s raining. It’s impossible not to be cheered by easy life’s sunny, hopeful, and generally quite lovely sound. On “have a great day,” lead singer Murray Matravers’ playful rhymes and the band’s twinkling 60s sun-pop arrangement transport you to a weekend away on a typical British beach.
Life’s a Beach, the debut album from the band who won ‘Best New British Act’ winner at the 2020 NME Awards, is out May 28th.
4. Claire Rosinkranz – Frankenstein
Head back to the 90s with Claire Rosinkranz’s single “Frankenstein.” Sounding an awful lot like the Cardigans’ “Lovefool” but updated for 2021, the song features Rosinkranz singing sweetly about wanting to create a perfect partner out of the good elements of old relationships. Cheerful and cute bedroom pop with a peppy bassline and nostalgic guitar effects.
“Frankenstein” captures the 90s vibe so perfectly that its funny that Rosinkranz is actually just 17, and wasn’t in fact alive in the 20th century. The youthful singer is still riding high from the success of equally quirky song “Backyard Boy,” which was a monster hit on TikTok.
5. BabyJake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Funny Thing About Love
Get ready to move. BabyJake has joined forces with Bipolar Sunshine to usher in the long-awaited summer season with latest single “Funny Thing About Love.” The two vocalists merrily play off one another over the supremely danceable funk beat.
Floridian singer and producer BabyJake said he was inspired by Anderson .Paak and Mac Miller, the influences of which you can really hear in the vocal inflections.
6. Noah Kahan – Part of Me
Noah Kahan’s latest track “Part of Me” is a guitar-led pop anthem about missing the feeling of being in love. Vermont native Kahan’s vocals are reminiscent of Ben Howard, and the song keeps up the emotion even whilst rising to a catchy climax.
“Part of Me” continues the insightful songwriting of Kahan’s 2020 critically admired EP Cape Elizabeth – his second album is due out later in the year.
7. Callie Reiff – What Ifs (ft. Louella)
New York-based Callie Reiff smashes together indie-pop and dance music in a way that connects to her roots as a DJ and at the same time flexes her skills as a songwriter.
Reiff refers to her sound as “indie club,” which is apt. She’s already released a couple of massive tracks in the first half of the year, remix “The Kids Are All Rebels 2.0” and “Crash Into Me (ft. Madison Daniel),” and now new dance banger “What Ifs” sees her collaborating with Australian singer Louella who supplies an emotional vocal over the throbbing bass.