Best of #NewMusicFriday: Phoebe Ryan, Cassie, Le Youth + More
It’s Friday once more, PopCrush readers, which means we’re (web) surfing a big ol’ wave of brand new tunes! If you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of songs, desperate to know which tracks and videos deserve your attention, consider this your life preserver: Below, discover the best songs #NewMusicFriday has to offer.
"Clap Your Hands," Le Youth Ft. Ava Max
Los Angeles nu disco producer Le Youth teams up with newcomer Ava Max on "Clap Your Hands," an infectious, swirling ode to late '70s disco grooves fused with modern pop stylings. Le Youth crafts a meticulous electronic soundscape, while Ava's plush vocals beckon to the dance floor.
"Call Girl," Anna Mae
Keep your dating apps and late night texts, boy: Anna Mae is not your "Call Girl" on this snappy little pop number. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter goes off on a potential lover who continues to hide behind his cellphone, taunting, "You keep on calling me, calling but I'm not your call girl" over a bouncy beat.
"I Need Lovin'," AMERY
AMERY delivers a delightfully breezy slice of bright, feel-good pop with "I Need Lovin'." Featuring flickering nods to '80s radio hits from Michael Jackson and Prince—and a dash of Marvin Gaye!—the 21-year-old sings about feeling too shy to approach a girl (relatable) over a sunny mid-tempo beat and cool synths.
"Forgetting All About You," Phoebe Ryan Ft. Blackbear
Phoebe Ryan returns with that signature sugary delivery on her poppy new R&B party anthem, "Forgetting All About You." Joined by rapper Blackbear, the pop princess recounts getting lit up in order to forget an ex: "Every single night / I'm making plans / With my stupid friends / I drink 'til I'm sick / Throw up in the club / It's super fun / Forgetting all about you."
"Love a Loser," Cassie
Crystal-voiced Cassie would rather lose a lover than "Love a Loser" on this smokey, sensual mid-tempo R&B jam featuring G-Eazy. It's a brutally sweet kiss-off to an ex who can't get his s--- together.
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