The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

This week it’s all about pop. Whether it’s preemptive, teasing singles or beefy exhibitions of mainstream muscle, there’s plenty out this week to get your head nodding. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar:

Miley Cyrus is back with ‘Malibu’
After the flop of her Dead Petz project, it seems as if Disney wild child Miley Cyrus’ phase of tongue wagging and twerking may have passed as she returns to her poppy soft-rock roots on ‘Malibu’. The track, which will feature on her next album, was written during a ride in an Uber. Listen to ‘Malibu’ below:

Calvin Harris enlists Future and Khalid for ‘Rollin’
Calvin Harris has already hit two home runs this year with ‘Slide’ and ‘Heatstroke’, so with Future and star-in-waiting Khalid on his latest single ‘Rollin’, Harris looks to set to make it three for three in 2017. The release of ‘Rollin’ coincides with Harris’ confirmation of the release date of his third album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 (June 30th). Listen to ‘Rollin’ below:

Paramore release latest album After Laughter
Paramore continue to embrace pop rebirth in the aftermath of potentially terminal lineup changes but if you’re a Paramore punk purist do not fret; the band’s emo beginnings still lurk beneath the pretty pop surface. Listen to ‘Hard Times’ below and read our review of the track here:

The National return with ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
The National, like so many artists in 2017, address the slow-burning turbulence of the last four years on their new single. There’s plenty of jarring, angular features on ‘The System’, but The National retain that overall elegance without sacrificing the energy needed to propel them forward. Listen to ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’ below:

Fleet Foxes share ‘Fool’s Errand’
After returning with ‘Third of May / Ōdaigahara’ earlier this year, Fleet Foxes have released the second single from their upcoming album Crack-Up. ‘Fool’s Errand’ is much shorter than the 9-minute ‘Third of May / Ōdaigahara’ but it’s no less enchanting. Listen to ‘Fool’s Errand’ below:

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