Let's just preface this by saying this week's New Music Friday — exciting as it is — is a complete shambles. For a start, Britney and Katy have both released songs today but neither appears on Spotify. [UPDATE: The Britney song's now on Spotify.] But regarding this week's new releases, or at least the ones that have popped up on Spotify:

  • Tinashe appears twice — her proper single 'Superlove' is fine but doesn't exactly sound like the song that's going to propel her into the pop stra­to­sphere. Her KDA col­lab­or­a­tion 'Just Say', however, is really dis­tinct­ive and special.
  • AlunaGeorge's 'Mean What I Mean' is the best song they've released in a while.
  • The DJ Koze mix of Låpsley's 'Operator' — billed as the 'disco edit' — has now appeared on Spotify and it's brilliant in a dance-music-for-old-people kind of way.
  • Following last month's Monsieur Adi mix, morgxn's 'Love You With The Lights' on gets another kick up the arse, this time from Savoir Adore. It's GREAT.
  • Alicia Keys gets a brilliant get-this-more-airplay remix from Kaskade.
  • Jake Shears turns up on the Bright Light Bright Light album.
  • 'Sort It Out Sharon' is the best songtitle of the week.
  • Robyn's still fucking around with that remix album. This week's instal­ment is a pleasant but unne­ces­sary new version of 'With Every Heartbeat'.
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer's single isn't the best song you'll hear all week, but at the same time it's one of the more inter­est­ing sonic 'depar­tures'.
  • Zayn's Snakehips col­lab­or­a­tion sounds a lot like how you'd expect a Zayn and Snakehips col­lab­or­a­tion to sound.
  • The new Hailee Steinfeld song also sounds a lot like how you'd expect a Zayn and Snakehips col­lab­or­a­tion to sound.

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