Music Monday: 5 Songs You Need To Hear This Week

Troye Sivan covers Post Malone and Meghan Trainor treats herself.

Every week NewNowNext spotlights new music by upcoming and established artists we think you should know about. Tell us what you think in the comment section.

  1. The Internet – “Hold On”

    The Internet dropped their new album, Hive Mind, on Friday (July 20), and it did not disappoint. “Hold On” is one of the record’s sexiest, tightest tracks. Get into Syd’s sultry vocals.

  2. Janelle Monáe – “Americans”

    Although Monáe released her new album, Dirty Computer, a few months ago, this rousing performance from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week breathes new life into the anthem—and includes a cameo from Pose actress MJ Rodriguez.

  3. 070 Shake – “Accusations”

    Danielle Balbuena, better known by her stage name 070 Shake, is a rising queer star in rap music getting buzz for her work on Kanye West’s latest album, ye. She’s definitely one to watch.

  4. Meghan Trainor – “Treat Myself”

    Trainor takes her self-empowerment narrative on a trip to the 70s disco era, and we’re all ears.

  5. Troye Sivan – “Better Than”

    Sivan turns rapper Post Malone’s hit into an eerie, touching indie-pop song that magically works.

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.