start the weekend right with our five favorite new tracks!
The latest addition to the circle of icy electro-pop awesomeness that ASTR, Elliphant, and even Lykke Li already occupy, Tove Lo has all the makings of a star. She has Ellie Goulding's stamp of approval (another member of the club!), she specializes in ridiculously catchy pop melodies and soaring, synth-ridden choruses, and she's already shot to the top of The Hype Machine with past tracks like "Stay High" and "Habits." Get hooked on her new single "Not On Drugs" above. LIZA DARWIN
Bloom Twins- "Happy" (Pharrell cover)
If you've ever wondered what Pharrell's mood-boosting single sounds like skewed up, slowed down, and crooned by two Ukranian songbirds, we have your answer. These sisters (who, yes, are twins) work their dark magic on the ubiquitous track and the end result sounds like a different song entirely. It's gloomy, mellowed-out, and we're weirdly into it. We have a feeling Daria (the queen of downbeat sarcasm) would be, too. LD
Iggy Azalea--"Impossible is Nothing"
Tame Impala -- "Stranger in Moscow" (Michael Jackson Cover)
Tame Impala always reminds me of summer, and their latest cover of Michael Jackson's groovy, R&B hit "Stranger in Moscow" is no exception. It has all the Tame Impala trademarks you know and love (echoing vocals, dreamy synth, plenty of reverb), with a little added pop touch. Take a listen and pretend you're driving up the Cali coast with the windows down. STEFF YOTKA