The Song Of The Week is About Work The Dancefloor by Georgia.
Georgia's 2018 single Started Out was a slowburn stormer that eventually found its way into the Radio 1 playlist; Work The Dancefloor somehow ramps up both the pop and the art at the same time. There's something extremely satisfying about the way one of British pop's best emerging artists is coming out through Domino Records, a label more commonly associated with rather less Popjustice-friendly music. Perhaps the most sensible way for pop as a whole to navigate its way out the current DSP-pleasing algopop cul-de-sac is for more leftfield labels to give the old pop thing a whirl.
- Becky Hill, the popstar we need in an uncertain world, knocks it out of the park with I Could Get Used To This, the park in question being one that contains a massive commemorative fountain/statue arrangement paying tribute to the almighty happysad pop power of the one and only Rebecca Claire Hill.
- Welcome back, somewhat unexpectedly, to The Veronicas. Pulsing electro wobbler Think Of Me is 8000 times better than any Veronicas single has any right to be in 2019. (This is also a good time to mention that the band's 2005 song 4Ever remains one of the Top 15 Max Martin songs in the entire history of Max Martin.)
- Europa — the new collaborative ravepop extravaganza from Jax Jones and Martin Solveig — launches this week with All Day And Night. Madison Beer, who really feels like the's on the verge of doing something quite extraordinary in her own right, joins on vocals.
- The Dog Blood / Skrillex / Boys Noize single sounds like being punched in the face feels, in a good way.
- The Westlife single sound like being punched in the face feels, in a bad way.