Notes on this week's new releases:
- It's well over a month since the release of Selena Gomez's last album so that means it's time for NEW CONTENT, which in this case actually means it's time for OLD CONTENT, ie a song she did live four years ago and people haven't stopped wanging on about ever since. Much as it's often sensible for artists to treat demanding fans with the same caution they'd give next door's cat — feed it once and deal with the consequences forever — this gesture to giving the people what they want should be applauded.
- There goes Call Me Loop, continuing the bang out the big songs.
- The Weeknd's new song is six minutes long and that's absolutely fine.
- Is Gone the song that's going to make everyone WAKE THE FUCK UP to Gracey's wall-to-wall amazingness? Perhaps!!
- April, whose debut single The Impossible Task Of Feeling Complete arrives today, is what they call a 'one to watch'.
- Australian pop entity Genes says her new one, a silky and romantic Jeppo-esque slinker called When I'm Around You, is about "the eye contact that lasts a little longer than normal, the built up chemistry on the drive home, the late night texts that feel a bit too comfortable". (Is it about getting off with an Uber driver?? There's definitely unmined pop gold in that conceptual hill.)
- The Gareth Emery and Emily Vaughn single sounds more like a Europa single than the new Europa single, which basically just sounds like a Jax Jones single.
- Bakermat's Under The Sun is A ROMP.