It’s safe to say that when 2019 started no one was 1) expecting a new Jonas Brothers song 2) expecting a new Jonas Brothers song to be astonishingly good 3) expecting a new Jonas Brothers song to challenge Ariana Grande for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Well, it’s a topsy-turvy world we live in, because “Sucker” is the perfect negotiation between peak JoBros and contemporary sounds, and it’s headed for Hot 100 glory — all of which we talk about on this week’s Must-Hear Music podcast.
We also chat Billboard cover star Juice WRLD and “Fast” from his new album Death Race for Love, which provides an update on the confessional artist’s mood post-fame. Tierra Whack continues to leave our jaws on the floor with “Gloria,” and songwriter Tayla Parx proves she’s an impressive voice on her own with “I Want You.”
Plus: Chvrches enters Marshmello’s realm for the radio-friendly “Here With You,” and newcomer MUNYA mesmerizes with the spectral synth-pop of “Benjamin.”