Mimi Webb, Hanson, COIN, Metronomy and more – Billboard

Looking for some motivation to get you through the start of another work week? We feel you, and with stellar new pop tracks, we’ve got you covered.

These 10 tracks from artists like Mimi Webb, COIN, Hanson and Metronomy will give you energy to tackle the week. Add any of these gems to your personal playlists – or scroll to the end of the post for a personalized playlist of all 10.

Mimi Webb, “The House on Fire”

Ahead of her very first US tour in support of Tate McRae, Mimi Webb has released a wonderful, biting pop track that could help her break through in much the same way “You Broke Me First” delivered McRae last year. Webb knows how to both attack a major pop chorus and strike a revenge-fantasy pose, singing in this heartbroken arson story, “I saw you out, it was zero degrees / And you had your hands under his sleeves / Oh, you said you weren’t cold, you liar! / Now I’ll set your house on fire. –Jason Lipshutz

Hanson, “Child at Heart”

Although Hanson’s decades-long career as adult pop audiences has always been rewarding, the three brothers will occasionally sneak into center-left fare on projects to keep their formula fresh. “Child at Heart”, from the next Red Blue Green album, is wider than Hanson’s normal stance, a showy pop-rock ballad with strings, epic lyricism and the kind of marquee hook just begging to be hummed by its second outing. – J. Lipshutz

Maeve Steele, “Tycho”

Looking for a dream-pop jam that personifies a lunar crater around 108 million years old? Rising Bay Area singer-songwriter Maeve Steele has you covered: “Tycho” reflects on natural beauty, loneliness and the passage of time with a shrewd eye and a warm, inviting sound, as Steele offers a list smooth playback even for those who don’t care about the moon. – J. Lipshutz

Yumi Zouma, “Where the Light Rested”

New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma creates alternative pop music that sounds lighter than air, as if Christie Simpson could pull melodies from the vapours, and present them to the masses. New single “Where The Light Used To Lay” may be a response to a breakup, but Simpson’s sonic tone, smooth synths, understated bass drum, and wispy backing vocals make for the quietest heartbreak imaginable. – J. Lipshutz

Knocks’ feat. Dragonette, “Slow Song”

Like Meghan Trainor’s first hit, The Knocks’ new collaboration with Dragonette is all about that bass: disco pastiche shimmers with veteran Dragonette charm – she wraps her vocals around the words “I’ll PLAY you!” with supreme affection – and a cool pillow of synths, but the track picks up momentum thanks to the Knocks’ bassline, jagged on arrival and effective in its light funk. – J. Lipshutz

Bad Boy Chiller Crew feat. Becce J, “Always Be My Baby Boy”

Yorkshire trio Bad Boy Chiller Crew have their formula: house samples, pop hooks, fast rap bars that lean into the thick of their British accents, rinse, repeat. New album Disrespectful delivers plenty of euphoric moments thanks to this shot, and the sweet “Always Be My Baby Boy” — with Becce J providing the aforementioned pop hook this time — is likely the track that will help more listeners across the pond catch on. – J. Lipshutz

Porsh Bet $, “Here”

“Here” is a blissful, slightly distorted summertime climax of things on the way, the second EP from Porsh Bet$, transplanted to Los Angeles, born in Harlem. The project is an eclectic snapshot of the up-and-coming singer-songwriter as he discovers his sonic palette, which spans backpack rap, emo, alt-rock and R&B — so far, it doesn’t seem there isn’t much he can’t do. –Joe Lynch

Metronomy, “Right on time”

Pandemic blues – not to mention electronic musical influences – is in the rearview mirror on “Right on Time”, a dynamic Metronomy chant. The long-running English indie band seem to have matured without becoming jaded or stale, returning with top-notch songcraft and a confidence that’s sure to lift your spirits. – J. Lynch

Tame Impala, “The Boat I Row”

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker continues to deliver hidden 2020s gems The slow race releasing a new set of remixes and B-sides from the project. “The Boat I Row” is the latest offering from the psychedelic pop crooner (it follows the previously released single, “No Choice”), and sees him deepen his signature style – groovy and infectious. –Starr Bowenbank

COIN, “I think I met you in a dream”

COIN – the indie-pop trio of vocalist Chase Lawrence, drummer Ryan Winnen and bassist Joe Memmel – return with “I Think I Met You In a Dream”, a summer-ready track that mixes 90s influences and psychedelic rock, but with a dreamy, modern twist. Lawrence’s voice floats over a bed of steady rhythms and intricate acoustic guitar work, as he fantasizes about the best times spent with his lover, now only a distant memory. – S. Bowenbank

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