Bop Refresh: 7/27

Bop Refresh: 7/27

Every New Music Friday, V re-jiggers your playlists with the must-listen new songs from the week.

Every New Music Friday, V re-jiggers your playlists with the must-listen new songs from the week.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Charli XCX, “Girls Night Out”

This is a rare instance where we’ve had the words of this track memorized for upwards of three years and it’s only officially released today. Yet it still sounds just as fresh as the day Charli XCX first performed it live. Why? Because it sounded like the future then, just as it does today. “Girls Night Out” is an effortless yet epic mix of Mario synths, irresistible hooks, and a welcome dose of girl power. And it feels so good to hear it come to life properly.

Tinashe, “Throw A Fit”

Who is Nashe? According to Tinashe and her new single (and an intriguing Twitter post), she’s the shit. And by the sound of “Throw A Fit”, a popping hip-hop stormer that show the R&B sensation’s confidence at an all-time high, we’re inclined to believe her.

Santigold, “Run the Road”

Santigold just pulled a Beyoncé on us with I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, full of Afro-Carribean influences and vibrant dancehall synths. Lead single “Run the Road” is an absolute blast that proves all she needs to run the world is an effortless flow and some fiery beats.

Blood Orange, “Charcoal Baby”

Dev Hynes returns with the lead single from his upcoming Blood Orange album Negro Swan. “Charcoal Baby” is a sprawling, mesmerizing track full of lo-fi synths, soft yet delectable guitar backing, and beautiful commentary of being a queer person of color. It's a new take on the brand of groovy melancholy that Hynes does so well.

Maggie Rogers, “Give A Little”

The ethereal popstar is getting a little funky. Co-produced with music mastermind Greg Kurstin, “Give A Little” is a natural and groovy extension of her stunning organic soundscapes, with relentless guitars, HAIM-like hand-claps, and the haunting background vocals that make it a Maggie signature.

Brockhampton, “1997 DIANA”

Continuing the countdown to their highly anticipated new album, hip-hop’s hottest boy band gets the party started in a mere two minutes. “1997 DIANA” is a mesmerizing blur of rapid-fire verses, grand countdowns, and infectious horns with enough random show-stopping moments that’ll make you listen again, and again, and again. They know how to leave us wanting more.

Mac Miller, “What’s the Use?”

Who knew Mac Miller could get down like this? On his latest single, which comes with a co-write from Snoop Dogg, production by Thundercat, and The Internet frontwoman Syd on background vocals, the rapper softens his bravado with lush percussion, a funky bassline, and vocal stylings that proves he plays the part of ‘70s revivalist better than we expected.

Tkay Maidza, “Flexin’ (feat. Duckwrth)”

The Australian rapper returns all guns blazing on "Flexin'", a spit-fire track that acts as the perfect soundtrack to your night(s) of shenanigans and things you'll regret in the morning.

EDEN, “all you need is love”

For one of his latest offerings, the electronic sensation has taken his unconventionally stunning approach to indie-pop and applied it to a timeless classic. His re-imagining of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” is a jarring listen at first (it’s The Beatles!) but reveals itself to be truly inspired, a stark and gorgeous track that puts the most important thing, love, at the forefront.

ARTY, “Tim”

The Russian electronic producer delivers a touching tribute to the late Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, that just lets the beats do the talking.

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