"Run Up" by Major Lazer feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj
Perfect for: Unleashing unlimited beachside vibes
Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer team up with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj for a fun electro-dancehall banger that's just the push you need to start planning those upcoming summer beach trips.
"I Miss You" by Grey feat. Bahari
Perfect for: Admitting to yourself that you—gasp!—still miss your ex
The rising producer duo featured on Hailee Steinfeld’s "Starving" alongside Zedd has just teamed up with all-girl trio Bahari for its debut single. "I Miss You" is a bittersweet number about those secret moments you find yourself longing for an ex—even when you're with someone new.
"So Good" by Zara Larsson feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Perfect for: Knowing you're the best lover this lucky guy will ever have
The 19-year-old Swedish pop star returns with a saccharine pop track about a love that's "so good, so good, so good." Besides Zara and Ty, among the track's co-writers are hitmakers Charlie Puth and Lunchmoney Lewis—no wonder it's such an earworm!
"Issues" by Julia Michaels
Perfect for: When you're a mess, but it's okay because your S.O. still digs you
The hitmaking songwriter, who has co-penned tracks for the likes of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani, is now stepping into the limelight as a singer. Her debut solo single is about partners who each have issues but are able to work through them because *TRUE LOVE*.
"On + Off" Maggie Rogers
Perfect for: Relishing your alone time, whether you're taking a walk, going on a drive, or, cleaning your mess of a bedroom
The girl who shot to viral fame last year when footage of her blowing Pharrell Williams' mind at a New York University music masterclass has a brand-new single out. Play this light and airy folktronica track during those blissful little moments when you're on your own and loving it.
"ILYSB" by LANY
Perfect for: A love that’s so good, it’s bad. (Or so bad, it’s good?)
The American three-piece band released "ILYSB"—which stands for "I love you so bad"—in 2015, but it wasn't until January this year when the single got the music video treatment. "Oh, my heart hurts so good / I love you, baby, so bad, so bad," the lovestruck chorus goes. We know the feels, bruh.
"Radar/2am" by Jess Connelly prod. by Lustbass
Perfect for: The cool-down after a crazy night
If you haven't heard of local electronica songstress Jess Connelly yet, why haven't you? "Radar/2am" has been out since mid-2016, but since Jess released its music video late last year, we've been all over it. If you’re heading home from a rager, hit play on this track to slip into a state of chill.
"I Don't" by Mariah Carey feat. YG
Perfect for: When you're just so over your lying asshat of an ex.
Mimi's latest single is a breakup anthem inspired by her split from ex-fiance, James Packer. "'Cause when you love someone / You just don't treat them bad / You messed up all we had / Probably think I'm coming back," our girl admonishes in the track. Damn straight.
You can listen to it on Spotify here.
"Not Afraid Anymore" by Halsey
Perfect for: Reaching new frontiers…in the sack.
The second track to be released from the Fifty Shades Darker OST, "Not Afraid Anymore" is an intense electropop ballad inspired by Anastasia Steele’s sexual empowerment in the film. Lyrics like "Crawling underneath my skin, sweet talk with a hint of sin" lead up to a chorus so explosive, it’ll make you want your own sin-hinting sweet-talker.
You can listen to it on Spotify here.
"Hopeless Romantic" by Michelle Branch
Perfect for: All you hopeless romantics—emphasis on "hopeless."
The 00's pop star is set to release Hopeless Romantic, her first full-length album since 2003! With the help of boyfriend, co-writer, and co-producer Patrick Carney of Grammy-winning rock group The Black Keys, Michelle introduces us to her new sound, a moody rock swagger you can hear on the album's title track. It may not have the catchy singalongs we've gotten used to ("Everywhere" is EVERYTHING), but hey, we're just happy she's back.