With the summer concert season officially in full swing, you’d be forgiven for missing out on the best new music released last week, luckily, we’re here to catch you up. This week, we’re featuring new tracks from CHVRCHES and Hayley Williams, Nick Jonas, RITUAL, Broods and Peter Bjorn and John.
CHVRCHES released a new version of “Bury It” that’s even more danceable than the original, thanks to a little help from Paramore’s Hayley Williams. The ultimate girl power on this song is incredible and, who knows, maybe Paramore and CHVRCHES will end up forming a supergroup one day.
With another Jonas brother comes another hit. The song is a sultry dedication to being hung up on someone else, which is relatable to just about everyone. Plus, the video for the track was the talk of the town last week since it stars Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell.
If sexy synths are your thing, then RITUAL’s “Cinnamon” is the track for you. The U.K. trio knows how to make an enigmatic R&B jam that will keep you wanting more, like songs from RIYL SOPHIE, The Weeknd or BANKS.
When Lorde co-writes a song, you take it seriously. Broods’ latest pop track is a banger thanks to Queen Lorde herself. It’s down-tempo ’80s-influenced pop at its best. We can only cross our fingers for more Broods tracks of this caliber.
It’s been five years, but the Swedish boys are finally back. If you were hooked on the catchiness of the band’s single “Young Folks” years ago, “A Long Goodbye” is a true ear-worm—guaranteed to to have you humming along—and a stellar return to form.