Is Natalie La Rose's New Single With Fetty Wap a Flop? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Songs

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"Body Talk"


Best-known for her crystal vocals on Zedd's "Clarity," alt-popper Foxes swings back to the dancefloor for "Body Talk," the first single from her sophomore set. A brighter sound fits the moody singer, who excels as crowd commander: "Let your body talk, even when you feel so lost," she demands. -- Steven J. Horowitz

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Natalie La Rose ­ft. Fetty Wap

"Around The World"


La Rose's debut smash "Somebody" won with a Whitney-­cribbing hook. This steamy follow-up single tries to build to a similar climax, but the chorus falls flat before a hilariously emotive Fetty Wap bridge saves the day. La Rose is a promising pop-R&B talent, but she's still searching for her sweet spot. -- Jason Lipshutz

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Travie McCoy ­ft. Sia


D2DC/Fueled By Ramen

McCoy debuted his spring-­break-y pop-rap sound (emphasis on pop) almost 10 years ago. Hits by acts like Chiddy Bang followed the formula, and this middling song does nothing to update it. But maybe that's the point: Bruno Mars made ­"Billionaire" a hit, and Sia could do the same here. -- Alex Gale

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Only Beck would follow a gloomy Grammy-winning folk-rock LP with a funky about-face. Co-written with hitmakers Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, "Dreams" finds the musical shape-shifter throwing a rapturous doomsday party over a MGMT-inspired mix of crunchy guitars. It's one of the poppiest songs he's ever released, and that's a good thing. -- Ryan Reed

This story originally appeared in the June 27 issue of Billboard.


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