Looking for pop songs to suit every mood? We’ve rounded up seven of the best new pop tracks for you to enjoy this week. There’s disco pop royalty in the form of Kylie Minogue, and soulful grooves from James Vincent McMorrow.
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1. Nonô – “Rockstar”
Let’s begin with a perky anthem about chasing your dreams. Nonô grew up wanting to be a star, and her fearless pop songs are the result, often including rhythms influenced by the music of her home cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Midnight Mimosas, Nonô’s debut EP, is due out on 2 July.
2. Years & Years and Kylie Minogue – “Starstruck (Remix)”
Feast your ears on the perfect pop pairing of Years & Years and the dame of disco Kylie Minogue. Kylie has apparently inspired Olly Alexander since he first began to make music, and here they are harmonising together joyfully. How do you think the “Starstruck” remix compares to the original?
3. Róisín O – “2023”
Irish singer Róisín O smashes through with this feel-good pop banger that starts gently and builds through ecstatic choruses. The track looks towards an optimistic future where we’ll be dancing together again to gloriously catchy melodies like these.
4. Zella Day – “Dance For Love”
From the moment the funky bass hits, “Dance For Love” is a sparkling disco delight. If Day seems familiar, it might be because she recently graced the tracklist of Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club, covering Joni Mitchell.
5. Eloise – “Who’s She”
Time for a peaceful interlude… drift through this romantic video with Eloise and a partner as they dance in gentle pastel tones in front of a sinking sun, straight out of a musical. Meanwhile London-based Eloise’s soulful singing voice murmurs and intrigues.
6. James Vincent McMorrow – “Paradise”
“Paradise” is the latest single from McMorrow’s upcoming album, his fifth, but his sound is still fresh. The breezy groove of “Paradise” matches the song’s honest theme of pretending everything’s OK, even when it isn’t, whilst a children’s choir adds innocence without seeming twee.
7. Lily Rose – “Remind Me of You”
Catchy country-pop from Lily Rose to finish. Think interpretative dance wouldn’t fit with Rose’s stomping, swaggering sound? Let the two talented Nashville dancers in the lyric video prove you wrong.