Pop music roundup: 10 songs you need to listen to right now

Like we do regularly, we’ve compiled another roundup of pop songs that you should consider adding to your playlist(s).

Chiiild x Jensen McRae – “Gone”

The latest release from Canadian artist Chiiild is a remix of his earlier single, “Gone”. This new version features rising singer-songwriter Jensen McRae. It’s a sublime indie-pop song that finds the two creatives delivering a lovely duet for the chorus. “Gone” follows Chiiild’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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flora cash – “Cheap Flowers”

“Chronically Beautiful” is another one from indie-pop outfit flora cash. Like every song from this amazing duo made up of Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall, delicate melodies are covered in raw emotion, ensuring the listener gets to relate to the lyrics. “‘Chronically Beautiful’ was sparked when we were having a conversation about what it means to be beautiful,” says Flora Cash, “especially when looked at through the lens of real love. It’s not an acute, momentary perception; it’s the feeling that the person you love; the person that you waited your whole life for has a beauty that transcends any given moment and isn’t dependent on what they happen to be wearing or how their face looks that day or week or month; they’re chronically beautiful.

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Kyle Hume – “u & me”

Kyle Hume is a producer and artist making a brand of pop music mixed with electronica. His latest single “u & me” exemplifies that sound. The emotive song brings out Kyle’s sentimental side. Speaking about this new song, he says, “I’m a feeler. A sucker for really cheesy teen romance flicks and nostalgic moments. One of my favorite feelings in life is that moment with that certain person in your life where it just seems like everything else fades away. That’s the feeling ‘u & me’ attempts to capture. A feeling we will never get enough of.”

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Chelsea Cutler – “Walking Away”

Jeremy Zucker-collaborator and platinum-selling artist Chelsea Cutler recently released a stunning single called “Walking Away”. Arriving paired with a nice visual, the record initiates the roll-out of her eagerly awaited second album (due later this year). It is an honest and passionate breakup song. Chelsea remarks: “‘Walking Away’ is about how intricate and complex a relationship can be, and it’s also about realizing you can’t keep holding on to something when it’s not right. This was actually the first song I wrote for the album, so it feels fitting to go forward into this next chapter with this single. I’m so excited to share everything with the world!

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KAYMA – “Onsitelover”

Out now via Anova Music is “Onsitelover”, which is the debut single from KAYMA. This Tel Aviv-based artist, whose birth-name is Ori Toledano, previously went under the moniker Snowstar.Company. “Onsitelover” was released with a stimulating video directed by Guy Bolandi. The song explores human relationship with the digital world through the story of a couple, bonded by a fatal attraction. KAYMA states, “The song is basically an affair we’re having with the online world in the form of seduction. The video encapsulates the interaction we’re having with it through the relations of a couple that experience the distraction, engagement and the disorientation after the act.”

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AVIV x OCTAVIO the Dweeb – “Black Coffee”

Recently, 15-year-old indie-pop singer did AVIV collaborate with sensational newcomer, OCTAVIO the Dweeb, to remix her breezy hit “Black Coffee”. This new version is injected with OCATIO’s distinct flavour. Altogether,it feels warm and infectious, euphoric even. The track is out via Photo Finish Records.

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Derek Chan – “SUNSET UPSET”

Up-and-coming Hong Kong artist Derek Chan did share a summery new track called “SUNSET UPSET”. The song, says the singer-songwriter, is dedicated to the lost summer of 2020. It is filled with nostalgia and an urgent reminder to enjoy the moment the best way we can. “SUNSET UPSET” was preceded by an acoustic version. This release continues Chan’s steady rise and artistic growth.

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TARYN – “Brand New”

A new song by Atlanta-based singer-songwriter TARYN saw her earnestly seek healing. Aptly named “Brand New”, the heartfelt piece is about embracing one’s past. TARYN worked with producer Joey Burcham to bring the song to life. “Brand New” is filled with echoing finger snaps, hymnal harmonies and an uplifting chant that continues throughout the track. “There was a simple message I wanted to convey lyrically and the instrumental did the rest,” TARYN explains. “I’ve carried my past around and let regrets fuel decisions without justification. ‘Brand New’ let me realize our past is not something we have to correct, but it helps us understand our growth. We’re here to learn, experience, and explore. It’s a gift to be vulnerable, to feel comfortable expressing experiences in sonically harmonious ways

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Efraim Leo – “Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)”

“Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)” is latest offering from fast-rising Swedish pop singer Efraim Leo. It is a cover of Enrique Iglesias’ hit of the same title. The track was produced by Mark West. “‘Do You Know’ is a great song that I remember hearing on the radio as a kid“, says Efraim. “The chorus has such a nostalgic melody that makes it into a 2000’s classic and I really wanted to make my own version of the song. It really fits well with my upcoming music and this is a way for me to show people where my sound is heading.“

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Great Barrier – “Prune (Here On)”

Great Barrier is the solo project by New York producer Jackson Firlik, whose work and style have received lots of praises from critics. The artist recently released a new single called “Prune (Here On)”. It’s a hazy indie-electropop track that carries Firlik’s signature chill vibe. The song feels moody, affecting but also oddly soothing. Lyrically, it tells stories of isolation that most listeners can relate to.

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