Purple disco machine, years and years, Joy Oladokun – Billboard

Looking for inspiration to help you tackle another work week? We’ve got you covered with this week’s 10 Cool New Pop Songs playlist, featuring new tracks from artists like Purple Disco Machine featuring Sophie and the Giants, Sparkling, Years & Years, Kid Bloom, Joy Oladokun and more. .

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Drag one of these gems into your personal playlist to give you the energy to face the week – or scroll to the end of the post for a personalized playlist of all 10.

Purple Disco Machine & Sophie and the Giants, “In The Dark”

Dance producer Purple Disco Machine and British quartet Sophie and the Giants previously collaborated on hit single “Hypnotized”, and follow-up “In The Dark” is even more mesmerizing, with Sophie’s sassy vocals launching into the muscular pace at top speed results in the glittering beauty of the club. Add “In The Dark” to every uptempo playlist you can find. —Jason Lipshutz

Griff & Sigrid, “Head on Fire”

Two indie-pop stars have joined forces for “Head on Fire,” a predictable harmony vocal from Sigrid and Griff that allows each artist to play on a start-stop hook without having to reinvent their respective sounds. Both singer-songwriters have their fair share of giddy choruses, and hearing them lean together makes for a charming listen. — J. Lipshutz

Sparkling, “Not in the right place”

The Cologne trio Sparkling worked with LCD Soundsystem’s Al Doyle and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, naturally leading to a whiff of mid-2000s dance-punk on new single “Not the Right Place.” The revival works, however, as the percussion clacks then simmers in order to induce a pivot from head banging to nervous movement. — J. Lipshutz

Miki Ratsula feat. Dana Williams, “Sugar Cane”

The guitar intro to Miki Ratsula and Dana Williams’ new collaboration “Sugarcane” indicates a warm and cozy affair, and sure enough, the song plays like a sweet hug from someone who’s found the sparkle of love. simple love. Their intertwined vocals, Ratsula and Williams churn out a song ripe for grand Valentine’s Day gestures or everyday quiet moments. — J. Lipshutz

Years and Years, “Aftermath”

Years & Years, which now essentially functions as an Olly Alexander solo project these days, gets delightfully dirty and straightforward on the third album. night call. On the seductive “Consequences,” Alexandre’s vocals are reminiscent of the turn-of-the-millennium boy band as he pulls you onto the dance floor on a rumbling bed of electro-funk hits and cold synths reminiscent of Kylie Minogue (a recent collaborator) to her Fever-ish best. —Joe Lynch

Britney Spears, Ginuwine and Altego, “Toxic Pony”

Last week, twin DJs Altégo officially released their famous TikTok hit “Toxic Pony” – a sultry and addictive mashup of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” with Ginuwine’s “Pony”. While the song lyrics remain the same, hearing Spears’ famous “Baby, can’t you see, I’m call/A guy like you should wear a warning” against Ginuwine’s signature synthesized vocal creates a whole new sensation. . —Ammal Hassan

Kid Bloom, “I fell in love again”

After a string of singles in 2021, Kid Bloom — the fitting stage name for blossoming Los Angeles-based musician Lennon Kloser — enters the new year with “I Fell In Love Again.” Bloom’s vocals float languidly over a backdrop of subtle synth and ’70s-inspired guitar work for an effortlessly refreshing result – and essential to his sonic development. — Starr Bowenbank

Sweet orange, “Oh yeah”

Ever since bursting onto the scene with romantic, bedroom-inspired indie pop, Mild Orange now draws inspiration from surf culture on “Oh Yeah.” Hazy guitar work and relaxed lyrics blend beautifully with the sun-drenched, beachy visual – as if inviting listeners to relax, with vocalist Josh Mehrtens wondering, “Why don’t you relax? ” —SB

Joy Oladokun, “Keep the Light On”

Floating synths add dynamism to the otherwise acoustic jam session that is “Keeping the Light On,” the latest from singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun. With roots in folk storytelling, Oladokun’s lyrics and soothing delivery often offer much-needed reminders – and right now his wish is simple. “Try to see a light in the dark,” she repeatedly insists toward the end of the song, offering a mantra to anyone who wants to listen. — Lyndsey Paradise

Nilüfer Yanya, “Midnight Sun”

“I remember everything,” says English artist Nilüfer Yanya in his recognizable tone, drawing listeners in as they wonder what memory afflicts the artist. Throughout “Midnight Sun,” Yanya leaves sonic breadcrumbs — namely the moody beat and fuzzy low-fi production — to insinuate that whatever she remembers so clearly doesn’t exactly bring her back to a happy time. in time. And I hope that now, by putting memory to music, she can finally move on. — HL

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