Looking for some Monday motivation to help power you through the start of another week? We’re right there with you, and with some stellar new pop tunes, we’ve got you covered.
These 10 tracks from artists like Chloe x Halle, Isaac Dunbar and Filous and Dennis Lloyd will get you energized to take on the week. Pop any of these gems into your personal playlists — or scroll to the end of the post for a custom playlist of all 10.
Kids In America, The Griswolds, “Summer Of Love”
This debut single from Kids In America (singer-songwriter Curtis Peoples and Savoir Adore’s Paul Hammer) is a no-brainer addition to your June playlist. The catchy track features vocals from Aussie indie rockers The Griswolds and will stick in your head long after the sun sets.
24kGoldn, Imanbek “Valentino (Imanbek Remix)”
If you’ve got “Roses” fatigue, consider turning to Imanbek’s latest remix. This time, he’s taken on 24kGoldn’s 2019 track “Valentino,” which is about the joys of buying designer goods with your own hard-earned cash. Safe to say this remix is just as sweet — and as infectious — as that of Saint Jhn’s “Roses.”
Switchfoot, “Lucky Man”
Switchfoot’s next project is an EP of all covers — including Vampire Weekend, Harry Styles, The Chainsmokers, Jon Bellion and Frank Ocean — and their version of The Verve’s “Lucky Man” will certainly get you in the feels.
Norway’s Jens continues to bat a thousand: on the uber-catchy “Nocturnal,” he sings about a special woman who keeps him up all night. Co-written with Askjell Solstrand (Sigrid, Aurora), “Nocturnal” precedes the rising Scandipop singer’s upcoming EP, due this fall.
Isaac Dunbar, “Scorton’s Creek (Re-Imagined by Filous)”
Cape Cod’s best new export, Isaac Dunbar, calls upon Austrian producer Filous for a groovy remix of “Scorton’s Creek,” which sees Dunbar wistfully looking back on his first relationship with another boy.
Ella Henderson, “Take Care of You”
Nearly six years after her debut album, Chapter One, became a hit in her native U.K., Ella Henderson has returned with another bid for transatlantic pop dominance. This time, she’s tapped a pair of expert American songwriters — Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter — for the flashy, anthemic “Take Care of You,” which harkens back to the lush feel of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights.”
Chloe x Halle, “Forgive Me”
Ungodly Hour, the new album from sister duo Chloe x Halle, is worth your time as a thrilling full-length document of the pair diving headfirst into adulthood, but the first real song of the project captures what makes them so compelling. “Forgive Me” is ostensibly an ode to the dissolution of trust, but Chloe x Halle blend pop, R&B, soul and hip-hop so seamlessly that you’ll often get distracted by the technical beauty.
Rhys, “Better Break My Heart”
At precisely the 30-second mark of Swedish-American singer-songwriter Rhys’ latest track, the production threatens to boil over into a mammoth bass drop; instead, the song pivots into a jaunty pop-rock stroll, and “Better Break My Heart” displays a summery shine throughout the rest of its run time.
Dennis Lloyd, “Alien”
How is “Alien” only two minutes and 18 seconds long? Dennis Lloyd’s latest single locks into a propulsive dance groove that could go on for seven minutes if he wanted it to — instead, we get clipped euphoria, and the Tel Aviv native delivers one of his most accomplished club tunes to date.
Shamir, “On My Own”
Shamir is still tossing out smile-inducing pop, and “On My Own” swivels on a wiry guitar riff and a vocal take full of effervescent personality. Get “On My Own” onto the soundtrack of a romantic comedy immediately!