Notes on this week’s new releases:
- My proposed moratorium on ‘tears on the dancefloor’-themed pop songs didn’t really pan out very well and the new NOTD and Nina Nesbitt song also references another topic on the Popjustice banned list — wearing your ex’s old t‑shirt — but Cry Dancing is a great tune. “It’s not my heart that’s breaking, it’s just these shoes are killing me” — WHAT A LINE.
- ALSO A LINE: “This house is on fire, woo.” That’s a line you’ll find in the new Troye single.
- Jesus bloody Christ the Joan album is shaping up to be a complete monster.
- Resin Moon — real name Dave — has released a really beautiful new single called The Middle. It’s his second release of 2020; the other is the Covid-themed ‘jam’ Shake Your Booty (At An Appropriate Social Distance).
- The Calvin Harris Love Regenerator Experiment comes to fruition today with the Steve Lacy collaboration Live Without Your Love.
- Kygo has Done A Kygo on Tina Turner‘s What’s Love Got To Do With It. It’s brilliant but it’s also terrible, with an absolutely atrocious and borderline criminal key change, but I’m excited to hear what 2021’s big summer Kygo-slash-diva collaboration will be. (Spoiler: it will be Diana Ross.)
- Annie‘s really incredible new album — produced in its entirety by The Sound Of Arrows’ Stefan Storm — continues its rollout this week with The Bomb.
- There is one song on this week’s playlist which is extremely good but seems to have been written by someone who’s never actually met a member of the opposite sex and may well have based their entire understanding of relationships on what they’ve heard in pop songs. Not a bad way to go through life ‘tbh’.
- Regrettably, Spinnin’ have decided to release a cover of Kesha’s TiK ToK.