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 Fletcher, Bailey Bryan, Beabadoobee and more will get you energized to take on the week. Pop any of these gems into your personal playlists!
Fletcher, “Shh… Don’t Say It”
As the centerpiece of her new EP The S(ex) Tapes, “Shh… Don’t Say It” nicely amplifies the cheekiness of Fletcher’s pop product, as the “Undrunk” singer has to catch herself before she says anything too risqué.
Beabadoobee, “Worth It”
Those who only know Beabadoobee through Powfu’s “Death Bed” will be surprised by how hard new track “Worth It” rocks; however, those who love “Space Cadet” and have been yearning for some more head-banging indie-rock from the singer-songwriter will be thanking their lucky stars.
Bailey Bryan, “Roster”
Country artist Bailey Bryan has already scored a TikTok hit with “Roster” before the full track was even released, and it’s not hard to see why: dripping with attitude and reveling in modern pop-rap production that she recently dove into on “Play W/ Me,” the track is a monster of a kiss-off from the rising star.
Ruel, “As Long As You Care”
In a world in which artists like Lewis Capaldi can still score radio smashes with sensitive balladry, maybe top 40 will take a chance on “As Long As You Care,” in which Australia native Ruel previews his upcoming Bright Lights, Red Eyes EP with a sun-stroked hook and accomplished vocals.
Frankie, “Home Alone”
“I’ve been fine on my own / But you feel like someone I need to know,” Frankie declares on the quarantine-friendly “Home Alone,” which demonstrates the warmth of the singer-songwriter’s delivery, each syllable imbued with a care that encourages repeat listens.
Wesley feat. Jordyn Jones, “Intimate”
When Emblem3 singer Wesley joins forces with influencer/artist Jordyn Jones on the single “Intimate,” the results are pretty impressive: the track is well-produced, successfully conveys its beach-y vibes, and the duo has palpable pop chemistry.
Carly Rose, “Song of the Summer”
The entirety of indie-pop newcomer Carly Rose’s new EP Wild is worth checking out, but the imagery on “Song of the Summer” immediately stands out as the leadoff track; she’s too late for this year’s Song of the Summer chart, but there’s always 2021!
Audrey Nuna, “Damn Right”
In an era of popular music in which countless artists are forced to navigate both singing and rapping, Audrey Nuna makes the balancing act look natural on “Damn Right,” which follows the Jack Harlow collaboration “Comic Sans” and lets her personality shine even brighter.
Rose Gray, “Same Cloud”
On “Same Cloud,” Rose Gray demands some emotional clarity — “Are we under the same cloud? / If we are, I hope you feel this down,” she laments — while delivering a knockout chorus and nestling into a vintage pop aesthetic that suits her just fine.
Serena Isioma, “Blue Sky”
First thing’s first: Serena Isioma is impossibly cool. Second thing’s second: they make taking a smoke break sound as impossibly cool as they are. “Blue Sky” is intoxicating in its inventiveness, as Isioma’s voice opens up a trap door midway through and dives in head first.