Perfect for: Swearing off relationships. #TeamSingleForever
We love this new direction Sel’s taking with her music! After the sultry sizzler that was “Good For You” comes her newest earworm—co-written by and featuring backing vocals by Charli XCX—which is a tired lamentation of failed love.
“On My Mind” by Ellie Goulding
Perfect for: A past fling gone wrong.
The lead single off Ellie’s upcoming album Delirium is a reggae-tinged electropop jam that’s got “hit” written all over it. Trivia: It’s rumored to be a response to sometime loverboy Ed Sheeran’s "Don’t," which is speculated to be about Ellie.
“Magnets” by Disclosure feat. Lorde
Perfect for: Seducing that honey past the “point of no return.”
What a winning collab: The Kiwi-born Grammy winner co-writes and lends her inimitable vocals to the darkly sexy new track from the Grammy-nominated English electro bros.
“Lay It All on Me” by Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran
Perfect for: Your BFFs. Group hug!
After teaming up for the “Bloodstream” remix, Ed once again joins forces with the British electro quartet for a chill new EDM track that’s all about sticking together and brotherhood. Aww.
“Runnin’ (Lose It All)” by Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin
Perfect for: Dancing—while tears stream down your face.
Queen Bey lends her pipes to this emotional house track by the “La La La” hitmaker. Watch the mesmerizing video, which features a man and a woman literally running towards each other underwater and finally coming together for an embrace as Bey and Arrow whisper in turn, “If I lose myself, I lose it all.” OMG FEELS.
Perfect for: KILLING IT.
Following “Cool for the Summer,” the next single off Demi’s latest album Confident is the bold, drumbeat-driven title track that reminds you over and over: “What’s wrong with being confident?” Get it, girl!
“Alive” by Sia
Perfect for: Celebrating after getting through a crisis
The prolific Aussie singer-songwriter actually penned this powerful song with Adele in mind and later offered it to Rihanna, but both of them turned it down. Just as well. Sia totally OWNS this one.
“Til It Happens to You” by Lady Gaga
Perfect for: Feeling misunderstood during a traumatic time in your life
Mother Monster’s latest single was recorded for The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault in college campuses in the US. Be sure to hit play on the video, which also serves as a public service announcement raising awareness of campus rape. (Keep an eye out for actress Nikki Reed in it, too.)
Perfect for: Karaoke!
Sam breaks out the falsetto and brings a whole new level of emo to the James Bond franchise as he sings the theme song to Spectre. “How do I live? How do I breathe? When you’re not here I’m suffocating”—yep, classic Sam.
“Bad Blood” by Ryan Adams
Perfect for: Mourning the loss of a good friendship
ICYMI, the alt-country singer-songwriter has covered Tay-Tay’s 1989 album—all of it. The first track he premiered off it is his acoustic rendition of “Bad Blood,” which scraps the angry tone of the original in favor of one of regret. Because maybe that friendship really did mean something, after all.
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